Last year was when we first saw strawberries in plenty, or maybe it is then that I started noticing it in abundance. The fact that daughter took a strong liking to it maybe the actual reason. Anyhow, since the day I started baking in earnest, she has been asking for a Strawberry Cake. And I’ve been telling her, let the season start.
She was an exceptionally good girl today morning, dusting the bookshelves by herself, that too so perfectly. So when I started for my weekly grocery shopping, I promised her a surprise. Imagine my pleasure when I saw boxes of strawberries stacked on the fruit shelves. Being the start of the season, they were slightly expensive, but then, what else is money for if not for such indulgences? And the pure joy on her face when she saw it….priceless!
Here is the recipe that I hunted down from food.com
For the cake:
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup fresh strawberry, crushed
For the glaze:
1/2 – 3/4 cup crushed strawberry
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla
Sift flour, slat and baking powder
Beat butter and sugar till soft and fluffy
Add eggs one at a time, beat well along with vanilla
Add flour mixture in batches alternating with crushed strawberry. Beat well
Bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 25 – 30 minutes
For glaze, mix all ingredients together and whip for 2 minutes.
Top the cake with the glaze.
I would bake it everyday, if only for that beatific look on daughter’s face after the first bite 🙂