Strawberry Cake from Scratch

It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth it weight in gold to me as a caterer. I made this cake for a child’s birthday party. It was a major hit! Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting – or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze!

Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree made from frozen sweetened strawberries

Instructions

    1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

    2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

    3 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.

6 Responses to “Strawberry Cake from Scratch”

  1. Love, love, love this recipe! Be careful not to overcook….it will get too firm.
    Cakeandpartygirl, check out “AMAZING lemon cake from a mix” on this site. It is truly the best lemon cake I have ever made!

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