Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake
 
Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake
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Ingredients
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 c. cake flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • ⅛ t. salt
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 T. lemon zest
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • Shortening
  • Strawberry-Lemonade Jam
  • Strawberry Frosting
  • Whole Strawberries, garnish

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350. Beat butter with electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition.
  4. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  6. Beat at low just until blended.
  7. Stir in zest and juice.
  8. Beat egg whites in large bowl at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  9. Gently stir ⅓ of egg whites into batter. Fold in remaining egg whites.
  10. Spoon batter into 4 greased (with shortening) and floured 9” round cake pans.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean.
  12. Cool in pans in on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove pans and place cake on wire racks until completely cooled.
  14. Place 1 cake layer on serving platter and spread with ½ c. of Strawberry-Lemonade Jam, leaving ½” border around edges.
  15. Spoon 1 c. Strawberry Frosting into a zip-top plastic freezer bag. Snip 1 corner of bag with small hole. Pipe a ring of frosting around cake layer just inside the top edge.
  16. Top with second and third cake layers, repeating procedure with filling and frosting between each layer.
  17. Top with last cake layer and spread remaining Strawberry Frosting on top and sides of cake. Garnish with whole strawberries. Keep in refrigerator

Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake
 
STRAWBERRY-LEMONADE JAM
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Ingredients
  • 2 ½ c. coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. fresh lemon juice
  • 3 T. cornstarch

Instructions
  1. Process strawberries in food processor until smooth. Press through a wire-mesh strainer into 3 qt. saucepan.
  2. Using back of spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard pulp.
  3. Stir in sugar.
  4. Whisk together lemon juice and cornstarch.
  5. Gradually whisk into strawberry mixture.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil and cook whisking constantly, 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat. Place plastic wrap directly on warm jam.
  8. Chill 2 hours or until cold. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week.
  9. Makes 1⅔ c.

Glorious Strawberry Lemonade Cake
 
STRAWBERRY FROSTING
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Ingredients
  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ c. sugar, divided
  • ⅔ c. chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 drop pink food coloring gel, optional
  • 1 ½ c. heavy cream
  • 3 T. fresh lemon juice

Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese and ⅓ c. sugar with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add berries and food coloring. Beat until blended.
  3. Beat cream and juice at medium speed until foamy.
  4. Increase speed to medium-high, and slowly add remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold half of cream mixture into cheese mixture.
  6. Fold in remaining cream mixture. Use immediately.

 

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