You will fall in love with this fresh Strawberry Cake,here I have used ready made strawberry crush but instead you can use homemade fresh Strawberry Compote. . It’s moist, tender, and the most beautiful shade of pink!
Its mandatory to bake this in my kitchen atleast twice every strawberry season.
100 gm butter
130 gm sugar
150 gm flour(maida)
1tsp baking powder
1tsp Vanilla Essence.
1/2 tsp Rose Pink Colour.
1 packet Fesh Strawberries.
2 tbsp Strawberry Crush or Compote.
2 cups whipped Cream.
Grease baking tin with melted butter and flour,dust off extra flour.
Sieve together flour and baking powder thrice,Keep aside.
Cream butter and sugar with electric blender till it becomes light and fluffy,add egg one at a time,continue beating.
Add essence and colour,mix well.
Start Preheating oven.
Fold in flour.Batter should be of dropping consistency.(when droped from spoon,should fall down smoothly)
Add little milk if required.
Pour into lined/greased baking tin.
Bake at 180 degree C for 40 minutes.
Insert a small knife in center to check if baked properly(knife should come out clean)
Invert on cooling mesh,demould and let it cool.
Once cooled,slice the cake horizontally into three equal parts.
Mix rise pink colour with prepared whipped cream, keep aside
Place one part of the cake on a base on the turn table and using water moisten the cake.Spread the whipped cream over the cake,followed by strawberry crush or Compote and sandwich with another part of the cake,repeat the process.
Spread the remaining of the whipped cream on top and sides,fill the plastic disposable piping bag fitted with a big star nozzle with the whipped cream and make border of stars on the top and bottom of the cake.
Decorate sides and top with strawberries.
Refrigerate for 15 mins before serving.
Cut into pieces and serve.
Store in refrigerator .
Tip:Chopped fresh strawberries can also be used to layer the cake along with whipped Cream.
Strawberry essence is also easily available in market, but it has a little bitter flavour, hence I prefer using vanilla essence.
Happy Cooking !!!