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Strawberry Layer Cake

Servings 8 slices

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered freeze dried strawberries
  • 1/4 cup milk

For the frosting:

  • 3 tbs. flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered freeze dried strawberries

Instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and generously grease a 9 inch loaf pan. Set aside. 

  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, and sour cream until combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and powdered freeze dried strawberries. Beat until combined- the batter will be very thick. Add in the milk, and beat until smooth. 

  3. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting. 

For the frosting:

  1. In a small saucepan, cook the flour and milk until a thick paste forms. Stir the mixture constantly while it cooks. Remove from heat and cool completely before continuing. 

  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar for 5-10 minutes, until very fluffy and light in color. Beat in the cooled flour mixture and mix for another 5-10 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy. Add in the powdered strawberries and salt, and mix to combine. Frost as desired!