Scratch Strawberry Cake Recipe With Filling And Frosting Recommendations

Baking By Gerle Updated 17 Mar 2015 , 6:13pm by Gerle

Gerle Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 5:13am
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I checked through the recipe section, but couldn't find what I was really looking for.  I have a request for a bridal shower cake.  The bride is looking for a strawberry cake made from scratch, not a boxed mix.  Most of the recipes I found started with a boxed mix.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a complete scratch strawberry cake recipe with a good filling and frosting that I can make?  It's for a June shower in California, so it's going to be warm.  The bride wants the cake itself to be strawberry flavored and colored without using a lot of artificial food coloring.  I have plenty of time before the shower to experiment with flavor and color between now and the time of the shower.  I figured the best place to get a good recipe and some ideas would be from the best cooks here on CC.  I hope you'll be able to help me out.  Thanks in advance for any and all assistance you can provide.

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Dr_Hfuhruhurr Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 5:25am
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AThe recipe at this link is amazing:

http://www.designmeacake.com/id144.html

I did not add the optional red food coloring, and the cake was a nice, light pink shade (due to the strawberries). For frosting, I used a standard cream cheese buttercream, and it was delicious.

Nancylou Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 6:05am
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You can add strawberry "Icing Fruits" to your favorite white cake recipe as well as your butter-cream.  They discuss it here:

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/658448/icing-fruits

 

and sell it here:

 

https://www.ckproducts.com/products/4537/10-OZ-ICING-FRUITS-STRAWBERRY-76-4335-/546

 

Hope this helps.

sannalee Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 10:16am
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Originally Posted by Dr_Hfuhruhurr 

The recipe at this link is amazing:

http://www.designmeacake.com/id144.html

I did not add the optional red food coloring, and the cake was a nice, light pink shade (due to the strawberries). For frosting, I used a standard cream cheese buttercream, and it was delicious.

Did you use frozen strawberries in syrup for this or do you think normal frozen strawberries would work?

RachelRay83 Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 1:22pm
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does any one know any unique butter cream frosting recipes

yortma Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 2:06pm
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this is a great, easy very fresh tasting strawberry filling.

 

http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-filling-10045

 

For seedless strawberry buttercream i defrost frozen strawberries in a strainer for several hours collecting the juice. Mash the berries down to get all the juice.  add a little sugar if desired (especially not necessary with abc)  then gently boil it down further on stove or in microwave until concentrated. Strain again if desired and  add it to vanilla  bc ( i use smbc) with strawberry liqueur and it is so good!

 

for a very nice strawberry cake use your favorite white cake recipe that makes 2 8 or 9 inch layers.  Sub 2 tbsp of the sugar with 2 tbsp of dry strawberry jello (optional but makes a very pretty pink color).  Use the vanilla, but omit anyother extracts and add 1 tsp strawberry extract.  at the end stir in 1 generous cup of finely chopped freeze dried strawberries, including all the fine powdery bits and bake as usual.  this has a very nice strawberry taste, and a light texture because the freeze dried strawberries add flavor without adding moisture.  Hope that helps.  If you want a full recipe PM me. 

yortma Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 2:25pm
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I just realized the link above has several recipes.  the one I use and can recommend  is the first one with strawberries, sugar and cornstarch.  (2.5 cups strawberries is a one pound basket)

Apti Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 5:23pm
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Candace Nelson of the Sprinkles Cupcake Shops has posted her scratch strawberry cupcake and strawberry recipes online; google:  Sprinkles strawberry

Dr_Hfuhruhurr Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 6:38pm
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Originally Posted by sannalee 
 

Did you use frozen strawberries in syrup for this or do you think normal frozen strawberries would work?


I'm pretty sure it was strawberries in syrup, but I'm not certain. It's been too long--sorry!

Gerle Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 7:05pm
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Thanks for all the recipe suggestions so far.  They're very helpful and appreciated, but if the cake is strawberry flavored, what is the best filling and frosting to use?  My thought is it would be too much strawberry to have a strawberry filling as well as strawberry frosting on a strawberry cake.  I was thinking maybe cream cheese frosting (I do have a good cream cheese/mascarpone cheese frosting recipe I was thinking of using) but don't know if I should also use that as the filling.  I know I can, but was wondering if there were other suggestions out there.

Dr_Hfuhruhurr Posted 25 Feb 2015 , 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by Gerle 
 

Thanks for all the recipe suggestions so far.  They're very helpful and appreciated, but if the cake is strawberry flavored, what is the best filling and frosting to use?  My thought is it would be too much strawberry to have a strawberry filling as well as strawberry frosting on a strawberry cake.  I was thinking maybe cream cheese frosting (I do have a good cream cheese/mascarpone cheese frosting recipe I was thinking of using) but don't know if I should also use that as the filling.  I know I can, but was wondering if there were other suggestions out there.


For the recipe I posted above, I used cream cheese frosting, and I used it as the filling, too. The cake was already sweet and strawberry--so a filling didn't seem necessary. If you wanted to tart it up a bit, you could spread a layer of strawberry jelly/curd on the top of each layer before adding the cream cheese filling.

CookieNibz Posted 7 Mar 2015 , 4:18pm
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I got rave reviews from family when I made a strawberry cake with layers. I built a damn with IMBC, filled with a thin layer of chocolate ganache, topped with a thin layer strawberry filling, then another layer of cake & so forth. It was a 4 layer cake.  After I iced the cake with the IMBC i poured a chocolate ganache over the top, letting it drip down the sides.


I also have done a strawberry cake with champagne  IMBC filling & icing that went over QUITE well.

HTH



4laynes Posted 17 Mar 2015 , 1:19pm
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I'm looking forward to trying this one, http://www.woodlandbakeryblog.com/strawberry-chiffon-cake/ She also has a strawberry buttercream recipe, but that may be a little too much strawberry.

LeanneW Posted 17 Mar 2015 , 5:22pm
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It seems you already have a lot of recommendations for cake recipes, but I will just add that strawberries baked without food coloring become a not nice shade of brown. I experimented with strawberry cakes a few years back at the request of a bride too. I tried using jam and pureed fresh strawberries, the best results in flavor and appearance I got was from this recipe: http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/4783/scratch-moist-strawberry-cake

it does use a box of jello, which I know you want to avoid, but it makes such a pretty color and combined with the strawberry puree, it makes a nice flavor. As a purely scratch baker, I really had to get over the use of the jello. It is my most popular cake by far, and I cringe when I hear that or my family request it b/c of my hangups using the jello.

I recommend you cake some test cakes and see the color, honestly that was really what convinced me to use the jello. I had a bride who had 5 wedding cakes all were different shades of coral, cream, and pink and the insides were too. The beige weird fleshy color of the strawberry cakes was unacceptable since we chose the flavors of appearance and taste.

This is getting long, but I will add, I often use IMBC flavored with lemon curd as a filling in this strawberry cakes, it is delicious.

Gerle Posted 17 Mar 2015 , 6:13pm
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Thanks Leanne, I will give it a try.  I do prefer sticking to purely scratch, but I'll give the jello a try and see how it works out.  And using IMBC with lemon curd as a filling sounds delicious!  I love strawberries with lemon!

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