Strawberry Cake from Scratch

adsense 336x280 It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth it weight in gold to me as a caterer. I made this cake for a child's birthday party. It was a major hit! Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting - or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze!


Strawberry Cake from Scratch
Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O®
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 ¾ cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract  
  • ½ cup strawberry puree made from frozen sweetened strawberries

Instructions
 Step 1
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

 Step 2
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.

 Step 3
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.



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