April 29, 2012

Strawberry Spring Cake



It was the end of the week. I had a couple of hours before going out for tea and meeting a friend and his 4-yr-old. I thought about buying some cupcakes on the way. But Lil A was taking his nap and I decided to use the opportunity to scan the fridge.

I came up with some strawberries and a couple of eggs that I could use. The pantry had the rest of the stock for a cake. Hmm, I could bake a strawberry cake too, I thought and decided to try it.

I pureed the strawberries, and mixed in the cake, but didn't get any dramatic colors! Guess you have to use some food coloring for that pink/red color. It did have a faint strawberry smell, taste and some texture too.

The cake was eaten up by the 2-yr-old, the 4-yr-old and the adults too. I'm glad I tried this. It will be a go to recipe along with the other strawberry cake I baked for Lil A.

Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
3 tspoon baking powder
1 tspoon vanilla extract ( I got this new one from Whole Foods and it has a smokiness to it. Worked well.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
12-14 strawberries (reserve 2-3 for decoration, puree the rest with 1 tspoon lemon juice)
2-3 tbspoon powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

strawberry spring cake
 
Method:
Preheat your oven to 350° F (180° C), butter and flour the pan and keep it aside. Beat the eggs and sugar until it becomes thick. Then slowly add in the oil.

Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt in the mix, and then the strawberry puree, little bit at a time. Beat until smooth, and then mix in the vanilla extract.

Add the batter into your pan, and bake for about 40-45 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean.

strawberry spring cake
Cover it with powdered sugar, and sliced fresh strawberries and serve.

14 comments:

  1. Great cake!! Amar o cake/ cupcake/ muffins banate bhishon bhalo laage and ami sob somoi scratch thekei banai. Khub obostha kharap na thakle box-mix use kori na. Ei strawberry puree kore add korar idea ta besh bhalo. Amar friend er daughter er birthday on 3rd and she requested me to bake her a cake - Chocolate, with a hint of strawberry. Ami bhebe chilam, chocolate cake, with strawberry cream cheese icing korbo. Ekhon bhabchi chocolate batter e strawberry puree add kori. kharap hobe na bodh hoi? Tumi ki bolo?

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    1. Pee Gee - ami boli chocolate aar strawberry ke mix koro na. Make a chocolate cake and puree the strawberry and mix it in the cream cheese icing. It will have dramatic colors and flavors.

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  2. Cake looks gorgeous,,,it's been so long I baked a cake with fruits,,,:)

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  3. Perfect cake to carry on....looks extremely delectable...hope u had nice time spending with u r friend...

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  4. Great recipe... I've never thought to actually puree the strawberries and blend it with the batter, I've just always chopped up some bits and thrown them in.

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  5. Woww... looks super tempting and awesome.. thanks for sharing dear.. gr8 job !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  6. Looks very fresh and spring-y

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  7. Omg, fabulous spring cake,delicious!

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  8. love the cake... if a 2 yr old and 4 yr old ate it - it was fabulous!

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  9. Thanks everyone! It came out delicious, though not as much color.

    @PeeGee. Ami ek bar whipped cream e strawberry puree add kore chocolate cake ta ke decorate korechilam. You can try that with cream cheese. Here is the link:
    http://ahaar.blogspot.com/2006/11/chocolate-cake-with-whipped-cream.html

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  10. I've been on a strawberry kick lately! This looks great!

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