Strawberry Cake
Preparation
30 MIN
Cooking
1 H 5 MIN
Servings
10

Strawberry Cake

Ingredients

    Cake

  • 2 cups (500 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 3 cups (750 ml) fresh strawberries hulled and quartered

    Strawberry buttercream

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) strawberry jam
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, softened

Preparation

Cake

  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Butter a 20-cm (8-inch) springform pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla using an electric mixer.
  4. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating until the mixture is smooth. With the mixer on low, add 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) strawberries. Add the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk.
  5. Scrape the batter into the springform pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  6. Let cool partially, unmould and finish cooling on a rack.

Strawberry buttercream

  1. Break the egg into a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the jam and sugar to a boil while stirring. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  3. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the egg until frothy. Slowly add the hot jam, without pouring it directly on the beaters. Beat until the mixture is completely cooled, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the butter 1 or 2 pieces at a time, beating until the mixture is very creamy.

Assembly

  1. On a clean surface, slice the cake in half horizontally, making 2 layers. Spread buttercream on top of each layer. Stack 1 layer on the other. Decorate the top with the remaining strawberries.