Today is my sweetheart’s birthday and he, again, asked for his favorite cake. It’s my fresh strawberry cake and oh my… it is so good! It weighs almost six pounds! That’s because it uses two pounds of fresh berries, two layers of white cake, and a whole pint of whipping cream.
The strawberries are sliced and mixed with sugar to bring out lots of their juices and then you build the cake. It’s a layer of cake, covered with half of the macerated strawberries as the juice quickly soaks into the soft cake below, and you cover the berries with freshly whipped cream. Don’t even think about using Coolwhip!
Then you add the second layer of cake, top it with the remaining strawberries and juice, which soaks into the top layer of cake. Now you cover the whole thing with whipped cream. OMG!!
This is clearly a special occasion cake and one of the few things I bake using butter but it’s unbelievably delicious – it just melts in your mouth. Click here for the recipe. Oh, Happy Birthday, Denis! ♥ ♥
It looks delicious and, if it begins to fall apart just put it in your mouth! I, for one, am delighted to learn there is a sweetheart in the picture, and wonder if he knows how lucky he is!
Belated Birthday Greetings to Denis and wish you both all the best
The cake look enticing…will make next week even no birthday celebration
Happy belated birthday, Denis. I hope you enjoyed your day and that there cake too, which I’m sure you did. Oh and Jenny I made this cake before and it was good, but I wasn’t able to get a good picture to send to you. Once I cut a couple pieces it seemed to mess up the structure of the cake and the sliced pieces fell apart. Do you know why that might have happened? Maybe too much moisture? I will make it again, because it was way so delicious none the less…yummy!…
Mine fell apart a little in the center area this time so next time I will put more solid strawberries in the center of the cakes and the juicier ones more towards the edges. The rim of the cake seems to support all the juices but if there’s too much juice in the middle, it gets a little too wet and can fall apart. If more than just the center fell apart for you, you could try baking the cakes a little longer, like the full 25 minutes. Good luck next time.