Strawberries and cream birthday cake

    1 hour 25 min

    It's alot of work but makes for a beautiful layered birthday cake if you know someone who adores strawberrries! Strawberry jelly and pureed strawberries make the sponge cake bright pink.

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    Serves: 12 

    • For the sponge cake
    • 400g self-raising flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 (125g) ready to eat strawberry jelly
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 75g fresh strawberries, pureed
    • For the filling
    • 350ml double cream
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 230g fresh strawberries, sliced
    • For the cream cheese frosting
    • 110g margarine, softened
    • 200g cream cheese, softened
    • 500g icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • To decorate
    • 250g fresh strawberries, quartered

    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour three 23cm round cake tins.
    2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, jelly and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Mix flour and baking powder, and beat alternately with the milk into the sugar mixture. Fold in 1 teaspoon vanilla and pureed strawberries. Divide equally into three 23cm round cake tins.
    3. Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until skewer inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the tins, then remove and cool completely.
    4. To make the filling: Beat whipping cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla until stiff. Fill each layer with 1/3 of the whipped cream and 1/3 of the strawberries.
    5. To make the cream cheese frosting: Beat the margarine, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla until creamy. Spread over the sides of the cake, and pipe an edge of frosting around the top of the cake.
    6. Spread remaining whipped cream on cake top and decorate with quartered strawberries.

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    Gorgeous moist tasty cake. The whole family enjoyed it very much!!!!  -  03 Sep 2012


    Made for a Birthday cake and my family loved it! Great recipe, especially the cream cheese frosting  -  26 Apr 2013


    I agree that it is a lot of work but it's sooooo worth it! Made it as a birthday cake and the recipient loved it . Will def make it again.  -  10 Jun 2016