Archive | January, 2012

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

2 Jan

January 2nd, 2012

Happy 2012!

In celebration of New Year’s Day, I made a strawberry cake yesterday- inspired by the Prom Queen cupcake that I recently tried at That Takes the Cake in San Francisco’s Union Street location. The strawberry flavor was so strong and pungent that I wanted to recreate my own!

I found Sprinkle’s strawberry cupcake recipe via Martha Stewart’s website and modified it a bit. Unfortunately, strawberry season is over, but I was able to pick some up at Sprouts Farmer’s Market. Though not the biggest or sweetest strawberries, they did the job. I pureed the strawberries until I got very fine pieces. I used the fresh strawberry puree in the cake batter, as well as for the frosting. Since I’m not a big fan of plain buttercream, I made a cream cheese strawberry frosting. Slices of strawberries are packed in the center of the two-layer cake.

The cake definitely satisfied my strawberry craving! I’m looking forward to strawberry season in the spring- can’t wait for all the strawberry creations.

Hope everyone is having a great start to 2012. Here’s to a new year of baking and blogging!

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Filled with fresh Strawberries

Surrounded with vanilla wafers

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