Delicious Paula Deens Strawberry Cake

Hey there, welcome to my kitchen! Today, I’m excited to share with you the amazing Paula Deens Strawberry Cake recipe. It’s a true American classic that’s loved by folks all across the USA. This cake is all about celebrating the goodness of fresh, juicy strawberries! Imagine biting into a moist and fluffy cake with bursts of sweet strawberry goodness in every bite. Yum!

Now, let me tell you why Paula Deens Strawberry Cake is so special. The secret lies in the abundance of ripe strawberries that make the cake super flavorful and tender. Plus, the cream cheese frosting adds a creamy, tangy twist that perfectly complements the sweetness. It’s a match made in dessert heaven, and you won’t be able to resist going for seconds!

How to make Paula Deens Strawberry Cake

So let’s start to make the recipe by the following steps:

 Ingredients for the Cake:

  • 2 cups of Fresh Ripe Strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 cups of Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk

 List of Ingredients for the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces (1 package) of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

Instruction:

 Prepare the Strawberries:

  • Wash the fresh strawberries under cold running water.
  • Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel.
  • Remove the green leafy tops (hulls) from each strawberry using a small paring knife or a strawberry huller.

 Dice and Slice the Strawberries:

  • Dice some of the strawberries into small, bite-sized pieces for the cake batter.
  • Slice the remaining strawberries into thin pieces for the filling and garnish.

 Prepare the Cake Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened unsalted butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the pure vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredient mixture to the butter mixture, alternating with buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined after each addition. Avoid overmixing.
  • Carefully fold in the diced strawberries into the cake batter.

 Divide and Bake:

  • Evenly divide the cake batter between the prepared cake pans.
  • Place the cake pans in the preheated oven and bake for the specified time or until the cakes are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Baking times may vary, so keep a close eye on the cakes.
  • Make the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and unsalted butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in the pure vanilla extract.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Once the cakes are baked and done, remove them from the oven and let them cool in the pans for a few minutes.
  • Carefully remove the cakes from the pans and place them on wire racks to cool completely.
  • Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of one cake layer.
  • Add sliced strawberries on top of the frosting for the filling.
  • Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.
  • Decorate the cake with additional sliced strawberries on top for a beautiful garnish.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve Paula Deens Strawberry Cake as a delightful dessert after a meal or for special occasions like birthdays, parties, or gatherings. For an extra touch, you can dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar or add a dollop of whipped cream alongside the fresh strawberry garnish.

Pair the cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a drizzle of strawberry sauce for a heavenly treat. Enjoy a slice with a cup of hot tea, coffee, or a refreshing glass of cold milk.

Tips for Storing the Cake:

In order to keep the cake from drying out if there are any leftovers, put it in an airtight container or carefully wrap it in plastic wrap. The cake may be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days as long as it is kept in a cool, dry area away from heat sources and sunshine.

 The cake may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for extended storage. For the greatest flavor and texture, store it in the refrigerator, but remember to bring it to room temperature before serving.

Best Practices for Keeping the Cake Fresh:

To retain the cake’s moisture, place a slice of bread or a damp paper towel inside the container along with the cake when storing it. Avoid cutting and frosting the entire cake if not serving it all at once, as exposed cake tends to dry out faster.

For a freshly baked taste, reheat individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds or warm the whole cake in the oven at a low temperature.

By following these serving and storing tips, you can ensure that your Paula Deens Strawberry Cake remains delectable and enjoyable, even after the first bite!

Conclusion:

Paula Deens Strawberry Cake is a tasty and simple dessert that is ideal for any occasion. The cake has a sweet and tangy flavor from the strawberries and is light and fluffy. Fresh strawberries are placed on top of the entire cake, which makes for a stunning and festive display. The icing is creamy and tasty.

There are just a few simple ingredients needed for this recipe, and it is easy to follow. Two 9-inch round cake pans are used to bake the cake, while butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and strawberry puree are used to make the icing.

The cake can be served refrigerated or at room temperature. Due to its ability to be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, it is also a fantastic cake to prepare in advance.

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Paula Deen's Strawberry Cake

Paula Deen’s Strawberry Cake

Dianna Agron
Introducing Paula Deen's Strawberry Cake – a delightfuldessert that celebrates the sweet and juicy flavors of fresh strawberries. Thismouthwatering treat combines tender cake layers infused with dicedstrawberries, complemented by a creamy cream cheese frosting. Simple to makeand irresistibly delicious, it's the perfect choice for any special occasion ora delightful indulgence anytime.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups of Fresh Ripe Strawberries washed and hulled
  • 1 cup 2 sticks of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 cups of Granulated Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup of Buttermilk

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces 1 package of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla Extract

Instructions
 

  • Instructions for Paula Deen’s Strawberry Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix and the strawberry-flavored instant gelatin. Stir in the thawed and pureed strawberries, eggs, vegetable oil, and water. Mix everything together until smooth.
  • Pour the cake batter evenly into the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake the cakes in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Keep a close eye on the cakes as baking times may vary depending on your oven.
  • Once the cakes are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely in the pans on wire racks.
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, use a large bowl and cream together the softened butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the strawberry puree and extract. Gradually beat in the confectioners’ sugar until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  • Once the cakes have cooled completely, frost them with the cream cheese frosting. You can spread the frosting between the cake layers and on the top and sides of the cake.
  • For an attractive finishing touch, garnish the frosted cake with fresh strawberries if desired.
  • Now your delicious Paula Deen’s Strawberry Cake is ready to be served and enjoyed! Slice and savor this delightful treat with your family and friends. Enjoy!
Keyword Paula Deens Strawberry Cake

Chef with experience in European cuisine and American Cuisine, who has a passion for making dishes that look good and taste good. known for creating original takes on tried-and-true dishes with high-quality, fresh ingredients.

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