Strawberry Lemon Surprise Cake Recipe Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Surprise Cake Recipe Recipe

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INGREDIENTS

For the Cake:

  • 5 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 226g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 ½ cups white sugar
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 ¼ cups whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries plus more strawberries for garnish

For the Easy Strawberry Buttercream:

  • ½ cup (1 stick or 113g) butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup strawberry jam or preserves
  • 4 or 5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
DIRECTIONS

For the Cake:

  1. Line four 9-inch round pans with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Measure sifted flour, baking powder, and salt: sift together.
  3. Cream butter and lemon rind together in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held mixer for about 3 minutes.
  4. Gradually add sugar, creaming until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition.
  6. Add sifted ingredients alternately with milk to the creamed mixture, a small amount at a time; beat after each addition until smooth.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick is removed clean.
  8. Cool on wire racks.

For the Easy Strawberry Buttercream:

  1. Place butter, vanilla and jam in stand mixer with whisk attachment. Whisk on medium-high for 1-2 minutes, or until fully incorporated.
  2. With the mixer on low, add in sugar, one cup at a time. When mixer starts to struggle, drizzle in milk one tablespoon at a time.
  3. After all milk as been added whisk buttercream on high for 1-2 minutes.