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Layered Strawberry Cream Cake

I created this dessert one Saturday when my daughter's friends dropped in. It was a hit, and word spread through the high school. It has been renamed "Amber's Dad's Good Stuff." —Frankie Allen Mann, Warrior, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 large egg whites
  • FILLING:
  • 2-1/4 cups chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Whole strawberries for garnish

Directions

  • Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add egg yolks, vanilla and orange zest; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk and orange juice.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold into batter.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Gently peel off waxed paper and discard. Cool cakes completely.
  • In a bowl, combine the chopped strawberries and sugar; let stand for 30 minutes. In a bowl, beat cream and vanilla until cream begins to thicken. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in sour cream.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; top with chopped berries and half of the cream mixture. Top with the remaining cake and cream mixture. Garnish with whole berries.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 419 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • je_ruth
    Mar 30, 2013

    Delicious. Best cake I've made in awhile!

  • fletcher10400
    Jun 23, 2009

    Beautiful dessert, however cake was a bit "heavy". If I were to make again I would double the filling and strawberries and divide the two layer into four layers. Cake is just too thick as recipe reads.