Strawberry Layer Cake

Strawberry Layer Cake
Servings: 12 Prep 25 mins Bake 350°F 35 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cranberry-strawberry juice
  • Strawberry Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, whipped
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled, sliced (3 cups)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8 x 2-inch round pans with cooking spray. Line bottoms with waxed paper. Coat paper.

2. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla, then flour mixture in 3 additions with juice; beat 1 minute. Divide between pans.

3. Bake in 350 degree F oven until toothpick tests clean, 35 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Invert onto racks; remove paper. Cool. Slice each cake in half horizontally into 2 layers.

4. Brush 1 layer with 1/3 of syrup. Top with 1/3 of whipped cream, 1/3 of berries and second cake. Repeat layering twice more, ending with cake. Makes 12 servings.

Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry liqueur

Make It

1. In pan, heat sugar, water, and strawberry liqueur until sugar dissolves.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 364, Fat, total (g): 13, chol. (mg): 112, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 57, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 184, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.