Strawberry Easter Cake

Strawberry Easter Cake

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I have always loved making recipes from scratch and this Strawberry Cake makes no difference - strawberry layer cake with white chocolate strawberry frosting, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated in Easter spirit. It is one of the best strawberry cakes I’ve made, it’s quite easy to prepare and is perfect for celebrating spring and Easter holiday.

 

The cake is topped with a chocolate nest which is made using chocolate and vermicelli noodles. I think it looks quite amazing and is a great way to decorate your Easter cake. Enjoy!

 

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 14-16 servings
  • Strawberry Cake
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp (10g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (3g) salt
  • 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup (250g) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • 7 oz (200g) fresh strawberries, pureed
  • Red food coloring
  • Strawberry Jam - makes 1/3 cup (80g) jam
  • 7 oz (200g) fresh or frozen strawberries, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp (30g) sugar
  • White Chocolate Strawberry Frosting
  • 5.5 oz (150g) white chocolate, small pieces
  • 1/4 cup (60g) whipping cream
  • 10 oz (300g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (40g) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup (300g) whipping cream (35% fat), chilled
  • 1/3 cup (80g) seeded strawberry jam
  • 6-7 tsp (6g) freeze-dried strawberries, finely ground
  • red food coloring
  • For filling
  • 7 oz (200g) strawberry, sliced
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 3.5 oz (100g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream
  • Chocolate Nest
  • 2 oz (60g) semisweet chocolate
  • 0.7 oz (20g) rice vermicelli noodles
  • mini chocolate Easter eggs
Directions
  1. Prepare the strawberry cake layers. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease and line with parchment paper three 7 inch (18 cm) round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add butter with sugar and mix for few minutes until creamy. Add eggs one at a time and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Add sour cream and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Gradually mix in flour mixture and in the end add fresh strawberry puree and red food coloring.
  5. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Let pans cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the cakes from the pan and let them cool completely.
  9. Prepare strawberry jam for the frosting. Place strawberries and sugar into a small saucepan and and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until thickens and remove from heat. Sieve to remove the seeds. Set aside to cool.
  10. Prepare the white chocolate strawberry frosting. Place white chocolate and ¼ cup (60g) cream into a heatproof bowl and place over a pan with simmering water. Melt over low heat. Let it cool to room temperature.
  11. In a large bowl mix cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and melted chocolate and mix to combine. Mix in strawberry jam and red food coloring. Set aside.
  12. In another bowl mix whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the white chocolate and cream cheese mixture.
  13. Assemble the cake:  Cut the tops of the cakes to create flat surfaces. Place one cake layer on your serving plate. Spread evenly with about a third of frosting. Top with fresh strawberry slices. Add the second layer of cake. Spread evenly with another third of frosting. Top with strawberry slices. Add the last layer of cake. Gradually spread the remaining frosting on top and sides of the cake.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. The cake needs to be chilled before adding the chocolate ganache drippings.
  14. Prepare the chocolate ganache. Place chocolate and cream in heatproof bowl and place over a pan with simmering water. Melt over low heat.
  15. Use a spoon and start making drips around the edges. If the ganache hardened too much heat it a bit over bain-marie to get to a pouring consistency. When you finish all the drips on the edges fill the top with ganache and spread it evenly using the offset spatula. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before decorating.
  16. Meanwhile prepare the chocolate nest. Melt chocolate over bain marie. Add vermicelli noodles and coat with chocolate.
  17. Arrange the coated vermicelli into a small bowl lined with plastic wrap. Add  a smaller bowl wrapped in plastic wrap on top. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to set.
  18. Place the chocolate nest on top of the cake, fill with mini eggs and decorate the bottom of the cake with mini eggs if desired.
  19. Enjoy.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving out of 14 - Calories:543, Fat:35.5g, Saturated Fat:21.7g, Carbohydrates:51.9g, Sugar:34.6g, Fiber:1.6g, Protein:7g, Cholesterol:137mg, Sodium 259mg, Vitamin D 11mcg, Calcium 120mg, Iron 2mg , Potassium 271mg, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On March 31, 2018 at 10:55 pm, Ellen Manalo said...
What a beautiful cake! If I can't find freeze-dried strawberries in my place, can i leave that out? By the way, in your written directions, you didn't say when to put the freeze-dried strawberries? Thanks Ella for sharing with us another decadent cake.
Re:

Hi Ellen.

You can leave them out,they just add extra flavor.

On April 02, 2018 at 11:33 am, Sheila said...
What a delicious cake and so beautiful too! I made this for Easter and it was a hit. This was my first time making a cake from scratch, but the instructions and video made it very easy. Will make this again!
On April 02, 2018 at 04:45 pm, Nisa said...
I made this cake today and it’s amazing! Thank you!!
On April 02, 2018 at 09:15 pm, Heba said...
Hi Ella Happy Easter Could you pls. Advise me what is the replacement of cheese in the frosting Thank you
On April 03, 2018 at 01:22 pm, Norma said...
I am a huge fan of yours- I've followed your Youtube channel since almost the beginning and have tried so many of your recipes! This cake was AMAZING: delicious and creative and so cute! I followed the recipe to the T.. my favorite part were the strawberry slices in between each layer- they added such a nice flavor and elevated the cake. I imagine this recipe would be even more wonderful if you use ripe, dark strawberries to enhance that strawberry flavor and sweetness. I know I can always trust your recipes- thanks so much! 5/5 P.S: I'm making a mini one from leftover ingredients for my partner because he wanted more than just those few slices!
On April 05, 2018 at 06:05 am, heba Ahmed said...
hi Ella happy Easter :) I sent to you earlier that I need to replace cream cheese with another type of cream can you suggest for me as I want to surprise my aunt in her birthday. thank you so much :)
Re:

Hi Heba.

You can make  white chocolate mouse.

On April 25, 2018 at 09:34 pm, abcya said...
My daughter loves cakes. Especially like the beautiful decorations like this. Me and my daughter will do it.
On September 10, 2018 at 07:59 pm, Mangai said...
Hi i wouldd like to bake this cake for my dughter's birthday .. At my place i don't findfresh strawberries...is it ok to use frozen ones?pls do suggest me ..
Re:

Hi Mangai.

Yes, you can use frozen strawberries.

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