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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake
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Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword strawberry-shortcake-layer-cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Servings 12 pieces
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups butter (2 1/2 sticks) softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 quarts strawberries (Reserve 6 whole berries for garnishing) hulled and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • Whipped Cream Filling:
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter and flour 3 [9] inch round cake pans or spray with baking spray. [i.e. Bakers Joy]
  • Sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside. 
  • In a large mixing bowl using a mixer, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat for around 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl periodically so all ingredients will combine.
  • Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. Beat on medium speed until all has been added, then increase the speed of the mixer and beat for 1-2 minutes
  • Divide evenly between the prepared pans. Bounce the pans on the counter a couple of times to release trapped air.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes back clean. Cool completely in the pans on a baking rack.
  • Place strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar. Set aside while you prepare the filling.
  • To prepare the filling: In a medium size mixing bowl cream together the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Add the cream. Beat on medium-high for 3-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • To assemble: Center one cake layer on stand. Top with 1/2 of sliced strawberries and 1/3 whipped cream. Repeat ending with whipped cream. Garnish with whole berries cut in half, if desired.
  • Chill thoroughly for at least 4 hours before serving. Store leftovers chilled.