This Fresh Strawberry Cake is layered simply with a strawberry cream cheese frosting that’s jaw-dropping delicious. Nothing artificial, all natural ingredients.
Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
For Mother’s Day weekend, I knew immediately what I’d want to bake up. A great strawberry cake. Mommies and berries and pink. They were all three meant to be. My lovely Mom is almost clear across the country, but I dedicate this pretty pink cake to her.
I love that this cake is made with back-to-basics ingredients. No artificial coloring and no boxes of Jello or pudding. Just lots of fresh strawberries and tons of flavor.
I ended up changing much of the original recipe instructions. For reasons still a mystery, the first bake attempt didn’t work. The second time, it turned out beautifully. The cake is light, fluffy, and tender. It naturally won’t bake up as pink as artificially-colored cakes, but you’re welcome to add a drop or two of red food coloring if you really, really want to 🙂
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
This strawberry-cream cheese frosting is really what steals the show. I’m not a huge buttercream frosting girl (gasp!), but I do adore cream cheese frostings. Cream cheese takes treats over-the-top. Have you met the cheesecake ? This rich frosting has the decadent flavor of strawberry cheesecake, with a smooth and creamy texture that’s perfectly spreadable.
Frosting that’s a treat in itself. Spoon-licking worthy. Finger-licking yum. You get the idea. I am already brainstorming ways to incorporate this dreamy frosting into future desserts.
Other Strawberry Dessert Recipes To Try:
- Fresh Strawberry Crumb Cake
- Strawberry Banana Bread
- Double Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Fresh Strawberry Pie
- Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting