Moist Strawberry Cake Recipe @pinch

This is the ultimate strawberry cake. It is made with fresh, juicy strawberries and a deliciously sweet, creamy strawberry frosting. The cake is fluffy and tender with bits of fresh strawberries throughout. On top, the creamy strawberry frosting is the perfect complement to the cake. There are even more bits of fresh strawberries in it that add texture and flavor. There's a little prep work for strawberry cake, but It is worth it! I was inspired to bake Wanda Harrison's Mama Seward's Strawberry Cake from scratch using fresh ingredients since I did not have boxed cake and frozen sweetened strawberries on hand. My family and friends enjoyed the end results and I hope you do too.

moist strawberry cake
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Cakes Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 pound(s) fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • CAKE
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 box(es) small strawberry gelatin (3 oz)
  • 1 cup(s) macerated strawberries (including syrup)
  • 1 cup(s) vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup(s) milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup(s) drained macerated strawberries
  • 1/4 cup(s) unsalted butter
  • 3 cup(s) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract or strawberry extract
Intructions :
  • PREPARING MACERATED STRAWBERRIES: Wash and remove stems before thinly slicing. Place in a bowl and mix with 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Cover and allow to sit for a minimum of 30 minutes
  • Once macerated, use a fork to smash the berries
  • Set aside a 1/2 cup of drained strawberries for the frosting. Save the remaining berries and syrup for the cake
  • CAKE: Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9 X 13 cake pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  • Add gelatin, oil, milk, and eggs. Mix together
  • Add 1 cup of macerated berries with syrup and beat for 2 minutes in the mixer
  • Pour into pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick is mostly clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting. If you have any remaining syrup you can simply pour it over the cake
  • FROSTING:Cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup of well-drained strawberries, and vanilla or strawberry extract. If the frosting is too runny, you can gradually add more sugar to get a thicker consistency
  • Frost cake and enjoy!

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