Perfect for all your summer celebrations, this strawberry layer cake with whipped cream frosting is made entirely with real strawberries and filled with thick layers of homemade strawberry puree. No strawberry extract, jell-o, or jams necessary!
Last month, we celebrated our daughter’s first birthday. Even though we didn’t have a party, what kind of dessert-baking food blogging mother would I be if we didn’t celebrate with a homemade cake?!
When my son turned one, I made him this vanilla layer cake with blueberry cardamom curd which, to date, is still one of my most favorite cakes I’ve ever made. Since Brielle loves strawberries, it only seemed fitting to make a similar version of that cake, but using strawberries instead!
A three layer cake, one layer filled with strawberries (read on for tips on how to impart strawberry flavor into a cake!), filled with homemade strawberry puree, all covered in whipped cream frosting.
Suffice to say, the strawberry layer cake cake was a total hit — Brielle loved it. And just like her big brother, she was most excited to pick all the fresh fruit right off the outside of the cake (although once she ate all the strawberries, she was more than happy to dig on in to some of the cake).
Happy birthday, little Beanie — I can’t promise you much in life, but I do always promise to make you a delicious homemade birthday cake for as many years as you want one!
And as for the strawberry layer cake? This definitely won’t be the last time we’re making it, either. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day — I’m pretty sure this is going to make multiple appearances at cake-worthy celebrations for the rest of summer!