Strawberry Cake with Fresh Strawberries

Posted by: Angel 06-28-99 6:37 AM

Strawberry Cake w Fresh Strawberries

1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Strawberry Cake Filling and Topping (see below)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to first mixture alternately with milk and vanilla. Pour into 3 greased cake pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes three layer cakes or 36 cupcakes.

Strawberry Cake Filling And Topping:
1 1/2 quart fresh strawberries, sweetened to taste
2 cups sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream
4 Tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Assemble cake:
Whip cream with 4 Tbsp sugar and vanilla until peaks form. Let strawberries and 2 cups sugar stand until juicy. Spread a layer of berries and juice on first layer of cake. Cover with a layer of whipped cream. Continue with second layer in same manner, carrying whipped cream down over sides of cake. Store in refrigerator.

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