Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

You didn’t think that two strawberry recipes were all I was going to do during my strawberry kick, did you!? I hope not, because I definitely have more coming your  way! A sensational vanilla cake recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine (May 2009 ) , with layers of moist vanilla cake, lashings of strawberry cream cheese frosting and strawberry jam this gorgeous cake tastes as good as it looks.  A must try for strawberry fans….and cream cheese fans too….and cake fans.


Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting

Ingredients

  • cake
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 7 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 2 1/4 pounds strawberries, hulled, sliced (about 6 cups), divided
  • Frosting
  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour two 9-inch cake pans with 2 inch high sides.
  3. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into medium bowl.
  4. Using electric mixer beat sugar and butter until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating to blend after each addition.
  6. Beat in vanilla. Add sour cream, beat 30 seconds. Add flour mixture in three additions, beating to blend in between each addition.
  7. Divide batter between prepared pans. Bake cakes until tester inserted comes out clean, about 50 minutes.
  8. Cool in pans on rack about 10 minutes. Run small sharp knife around pan sides, then turn out cakes onto racks and cool completely.
  9. Using a large serrated knife, cut each cake horizontally in half.
  10. Place one cake half cut side up on cake plate.
  11. Spread 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam over, then 3/4 cups frosting. Top with 3/4 cup sliced berries, arranging in a single layer.
  12. Repeat two more times with cake layer, jam, frosting and berries,
  13. Top with remaining cake layer cut side down. Spread 2 cups frosting over top and sides of cake to coat completely.
  14. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Stir remaining 1/3 cup jam to loosen.
  15. Spoon teaspoonfuls on to top and sides of cake, then use back of spoon to swirl jam decoratively into frosting.
  16. Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with cake dome and refrigerate.
  17. * I added a few drops of red food coloring to make the frosting pinker. Also I omitted the jam swirled into frosting on the outside of cake.
  18. Frosting:
  19. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl.
  20. Beat in sugar and jam. Beat cream in medium bowl until peaks form.
  21. Fold whipped cream into frosting.
  22. Cover, and chill until firm enough to spread (about 2 hours)
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