Monday, July 10, 2017
STRAWBERRY CREAM CAKE
STRAWBERRY CREAM CAKE 2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/3 cups low fat buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 egg whites 2 pounds fresh strawberries, sliced (reserve a 3-5 Strawberries for topping) 1/4 cup sugar for strawberries 2 cups heavy whipping cream 4 Tablespoons sugar for whipping cream 1 8 oz container of cream cheese, whipped Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and lightly flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Sift dry ingredients & set aside. Combine buttermilk & vanilla & set aside. Beat butter & sugar in a large bowl for one minute. Beat in egg whites one at a time. On low speed, alternate adding flour mixture & buttermilk mixture, ending with the flour. Spread into pans & bake 20-25 minutes. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans to cooling rack. While cake is baking, put strawberries and sugar into a large bowl, stirring occasionally, mashing a little. Whip the cream with sugar until firm. Spread the whipped cream cheese over the bottom layer of cake. Layer half the berries & juices on bottom cake & cover with cream. Place the second cake layer on top, and cover with remaining berries & their juice. Cover the whole cake with remaining cream. Slice reserved strawberries in half and arrange on top of the cake.