Homemade Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Homemade Strawberry Layer Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe – hands down the best strawberry cake EVER! Better than any bakery! SO easy to make and tastes amazing. Sugar, self-rising flour, strawberry jello, frozen sliced strawberries, vegetable oil, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and strawberry extract. SO moist and packed full of strawberry flavor. Perfect for parties, holidays, and birthdays!
The BEST Homemade Strawberry Cake
This Strawberry Layer Cake is the BEST! I could open a bakery and sell this cake it is so good! I’m not even joking. It is seriously that good! I will be making this cake for every birthday and holiday! The cake is so moist and packed full of strawberry flavor. There are frozen strawberries and strawberry jello in the cake batter. The frosting for the cake is made from cream cheese and more strawberries! This is definitely a strawberry lovers dream cake!
How to Make Strawberry Cake From Scratch
This cake looks impressive and it surprisingly easy to make. It is actually just as easy as making a strawberry cake from a box. One thing I really like about this cake is there is no butter in the cake, so there is no need to remember to take the butter out to soften before making the cake. I always forget to take out the butter! LOL!
To make the cake batter, mix together sugar, self-rising flour, strawberry jello, frozen sliced strawberries, vegetable oil, and ricotta cheese. Pour the batter into two 9-inch cake pans. Remove the cake from the oven and cool.
When you are ready to frost the cake, you are going to make an AMAZING strawberry cream cheese frosting. It is very simple. Mix together cream cheese, butter, strawberry extract, frozen strawberries, and powdered sugar.
Slice the cake layers into two making a total of four layers. Frost the cake with the frosting. Refrigerate the cake until ready to serve.
Can I Freeze Strawberry Cake?
Yes! You can freeze the cake layers unfrosted and take them out when you are ready to serve the cake. Take the layers out of the freezer about 30 minutes to an hour before you want to frost the cake.
You can also freeze the leftover cake. Wrap the cake in plastic freezer wrap. I like to slice the cake into individual slices and freeze them wrapped in freezer wrap and stored in a freezer bag.
Tips for Making Homemade Strawberry Layer Cake
- Make sure to use 9-inch cake pans. The cake will overflow in 8-inch pans.
- You can make the frosting ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to frost the cake. Stir the frosting until smooth before frosting the cake.
- Make your own self-rising flour with 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.
- Use a cake leveler to get even cake layers.
- Serve the cake at room temperature.
- The cake will keep 2 to 3 days on the counter and 5 to 6 days in the refrigerator.
- You don’t need to refrigerate the cake even though it has cream cheese frosting. I do recommend refrigerating the cake if your house is warmer than 70ºF inside.
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