Red Velvet and strawberry cake

velvet cake

After two weeks of no baking I HAD TO do something today. Thankfully there is an actual occasion I can bring the cake to, instead of me eating the whole thing by myself.

It is strawberry season and how glorious it is!!! So cheap to buy and you simply can’t stop eating them when you start. So why not use them to make a cake look pretty and eat them at the same time? 🙂 -Got the recipe from Taste.com

INGREDIENTS

For the Cake –

180gr butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup buttermilk

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp baking soda

1 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp red food colouring

For the Topping-

250gr cream cheese

50 gr butter

1-2 cups icing sugar

250 gr strawberries (sliced- I would only slice half in case you might not need all of them)

Turn oven on 180°. Beat the sugar and the butter until creamy. Add one egg at the time and scrape down the bowl. Alternate adding the flour and the buttermilk. Add the rest of the ingredients. Grease the pans (I used 3 6′ pans and the rest of the batter I baked in a separate tray) and bake for 20 minutes.

velvet

While the cakes are cooling, beat the cream cheese, the butter and the sugar together.

Place the one cake on your chosen serving plate and spread a layer of cream cheese frosting. Repeat with other two layers. Cover the whole cake with a thin layer of cream and put in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.

cream

Take out and add a second, thicker, layer of cream. Now start placing the strawberries 🙂

I put some at the bottom and then start layering them on the top in a circle.

strawberry

Lastly, just place one big strawberry in the centre and voilà! Ready to eat!!

velvet cake flower fruit

Ciao for now! xox

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