Fresh strawberries will always add such a delightful flavor.

Today we are going to be making a petite strawberry cake. The fresh strawberries add such a delightful flavor. Add some fresh strawberry compote into the homemade frosting and you have yourself such a heavenly strawberry cake that is perfect for Spring.

Toss on a festive ribbon and you’ll an equally perfect cake for Easter and Mother’s Day. If you would like to opt out of fresh strawberry compote, you can also use strawberry jam in a pinch. And if you really want to make your strawberry cake pop, add some fresh strawberries on top for garnish.

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Posted by Man Cake on Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Mini Strawberry Cake

Mini Strawberry Cake

Yield: 6 4-Inch Layers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Fresh strawberries will always add such a delightful flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ¾ cup strawberry compote (check out my recipe)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk at room temperature
  • 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • ¼ cup strawberry compote
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Strawberry Cake Steps:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Whisk flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, & salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. With a hand mixer, in a separate bowl, beat butter & sugar together until light & fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, & beat after each addition.
  6. Add in strawberry compote & vanilla, beating until full incorporated.
  7. Add milk.
  8. Add dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  9. Pour into prepared pan(s). Today I’m using 4” spring form pans.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Let cool for 15 minutes in pan before inverting onto cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. Strawberry Frosting Steps:
  13. With hand mixer, in mixing bowl, beat cream cheese & butter until no remaining lumps.
  14. Beat in strawberry compote.
  15. Add powdered sugar.
  16. Beat until fully incorporated.
  17. Mix in heavy cream, vanilla, & pinch of salt.
  18. Add more heavy cream until desired consistency is reached.

Notes

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

Kitchen Note(s):

  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the “next best way to prepare your pan” article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.

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