Updated: May 21, 2022
Fresh Strawberry Cake
The only Strawberry Cake recipe you’ll ever need! A fluffy vanilla cake is loaded with fresh sweet strawberries and a rich cream cheese whipped cream. The perfect summer recipe for any celebration or get together.
This fresh strawberry cake is perfect for any holiday, but it’s also perfect just to celebrate any summer day.
Do you know anyone who doesn’t love the fresh strawberries and cream combination? So when you combine them together along with some tangy cream cheese and add it to the top of a sweet vanilla cake, you know it’s got to be good.
It is creamy, dreamy, fluffy heavenly cake and I most definitely loved it!
Fresh Strawberry Cake Ingredients
Whole eggs and egg yolks
Whipped Strawberry Frosting Ingredients
How to Make Strawberry Cake
Preheat oven and prepare cake pans.
Sift cake flour and whisk dry ingredients.
In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar
Mix in eggs and yolks separately then blend in vanilla.
Blend in flour mixture alternating with additions of milk.
Divide among cake pans and bake until set.
Let cool then fresh with strawberry cream cheese whipped cream.
Can I Use All-Purpose Flour Instead of Cake Flour?
Cake flour really is best for this strawberry cake recipe with fresh strawberries. It makes the vanilla cake lighter and creates the best texture.
Can I Use Frozen Strawberries Instead of Fresh?
For the best flavor, fresh strawberries are best. I don’t think defrosted frozen strawberries would work here.
Tips for the Best Strawberry Cake
Wait until the vanilla cake layers have cooled completely before adding the frosting.
Feel free to add a few drops of red food coloring to the frosting to make it a lovely pink color.
If you only have salted butter on hand, scale back on the amount of salt you add into the cake batter.