Very Berry Vanilla Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans and set aside.

Very Vanilla Cake

4 cups cake flour

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1-1/3 cups milk, room temperature

2 tsp pure vanilla

1/4 cup french vanilla creamer

8 egg whites, room temperature

Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl and set aside. Mix milk, vanilla, and creamer in a glass measuring cup and set aside.

In bowl of mixer with paddle attachment cream butter until butter becomes very light in color. Slowly add sugar and continue to beat on medium until light in color again. Add flour mixture in thirds alternating with milk in 2 equal parts of milk mixture, mixing after each addition just until smooth.

With clean beaters and in a different bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir in about 1/4 of your egg whites to your batter and then fold in remaining egg whites gently with a rubber spatula.

Pour batter into your already prepared pans, dividing equally among the 3 pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center removes clean. Let cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack and then turn pout of pans and let cool completely.

Very Berry Vanilla Filling

1 (3 ounce) box of french vanilla pudding mixing

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

1 batch very berry filling (use a frozen berry mixture with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries) the link will follow

https://crumbsinmymustachio.wordpress.com/2015/05/Easy-Berry-Cake-Fillings/

In bowl of mixer with whisk attachment, whisk pudding mix, heavy cream and milk until a thick pudding consistency is achieved.

Very Vanilla Whipped Frosting

1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tsp pure vanilla

2 cups Heavy cream

In a cold bowl with a cold whisk attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Slowly add heavy cream and continue to whisk until thick.

Extra and Assembly

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup blackberries

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Place one layer of cake on cake board, top with half of your pudding mixture and then have of your berry filling. Place second layer of cake on top and then top with other half of pudding and berry filling. Place last layer of cake and frost and decorate. ENJOY 🙂

 

 

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Limoncello Berry Supreme

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9inch round cake pans and set aside.

LEMONY LIMONCELLO CAKE

4 cups cake flour (must be cake flour will not work with all purpose flour)

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp Baking Powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1-1/3 cups milk, room temperature

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup limoncello

8 large egg whites, room temperature

Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl, set aside. In bowl of mixer place butter and beat on medium until butter is creamy and light in color. Slowly add sugar and continue to beat till completely combined and once again light in color. In a glass measuring cup combine Milk, lemon extract, vanilla and limoncello. Add flour mixture in thirds alternating with 2 equal parts of milk mixture, mixing after each addition just until smooth.

With Clean beaters and in a different bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir about 1/4 of your egg whites into your batter and then fold the rest of your egg whites in with a rubber spatula. Divide batter evenly among your 3 already prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven when and let cool for 10 minutes in pans on wire racks. After 10 minutes flip cakes out of pan back on to wire racks and let cool completely.

Lemony Berry Filling

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blackberries

1/2 cup limoncello

1/4 cup orange juice

1 (3oz) package instant lemon pudding mix

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

In a bowl place berries, limoncello and orange juice, cover and let set on counter for about 30 minutes.

In bowl of mixer with whisk attachment beat pudding mix, milk and heavy cream, whisk until you get a thick filling consistency.

WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING

1 (8oz) block cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp lemon extract

2 cups heavy cream

In a cold bowl with a cold whisk attachment whisk cream cheese, sugar and extract until fluffy. Slowly add heavy cream and continue to whisk until stiff .

ASSEMBLY and extras

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup blackberries

Place one layer of cake on cake board, fill with half of your lemon pudding and half of your berries that have been soaking. Place second layer of cake on top, fill with other half of your lemon pudding and boozey berries. Stack last cake on top. Let set for about 30 minutes in fridge. Frost with whipped cream frosting and top with mixed berries. Store in fridge until ready to serve. ENJOY!! 🙂

 

Strawberry Pie with a Sugar Cookie Crust

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray one deep dish 9inch pie pan with nonstick spray and set aside

 

Sugar Cookie Crust

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup sugar

2 Tbsp heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp almond extract

1-1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt

In a stand mixer cream butter and sugar together. Add heavy cream, vanilla and almond extract mix until combined. Add flour and salt and beat until your sugar cookie dough comes together.  Press into the bottom and up the sides of your already prepared pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned and middle becomes puffy. Let cool completely.

Fresh Strawberry Filling

2 cups water

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 (6oz) package strawberry jello

48 ounces fresh strawberries, cleaned and sliced

In a pot place water, sugar and cornstarch. Bring to a boil while stirring. Continue stirring until mixture becomes thick. Add strawberry jello and continue to stir until dissolved and combined while, remove from heat and place into a bowl, let cool to room temperature. Fold in sliced strawberries with a rubber spatula and then pour into prepared and cooled pie crust. Place in fridge and let set for at least 4 hours before serving. Enjoy with a dallop of whipped cream. 🙂

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 3 nine inch round pans with parchment paper. Do NOT grease and flour.

 

CAKE

7 eggs, separated

1/2 tsp cream of tater

1-1/2 cups sugar divided

2 cups flour

2-1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup veggie oil

3/4 cup whole milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp almond extract

Separate eggs carefully saving your yolks in a separate bowl.

In bowl of stand mixer place egg white and cream of tater. Whisk  until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and whisk until stiff. Set aside

Mix together remaining 1 cup sugar, flour,  baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. In bowl of stand mixer beat oil,milk, eggs yolks, vanilla and almond extract until pale yellow in color.  Add your dry ingredients that you set aside and continue beating for 2 minutes. Gently fold in your egg whites. Pour into prepared pans and bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes and then turn oven up to 350 degrees for 10 minutes. It is very important that you do NOT open your oven door during cooking time at all. Your cake is done when finger gently pressed in center does not leave a finger print.

Remove from oven and let cool in pan upside down for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes remove pan and let cool completely.

FROSTING/FILLING/TOPPING

3 cups heavy cream

5 Tbsp sugar

1-1/2 tsp vanilla

2 pints strawberries, cleaned and hulled and then sliced

1 Tbsp sugar

Place bowl and whisk of stand mixer in the freezer for at least 15 minutes.

Clean and cut strawberries and place in a small bowl toss with 1 Tbsp of sugar, set aside.

In cold bowl of mixer place heavy cream, sugar and vanilla, whisk until stiff.

ASSEMBLY

Place one layer of cake on cake board fill with whipping cream and 1/3 of strawberries.

Place second layer of cake on top and fill with whipping cream and half of the strawberries left in your bowl.

Place third layer of cake on top and then frost cake with whipping cream. Place the last of the strawberries on top and ENJOY!! 🙂

Butter Bundt Cake

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.

 

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup butter, softened to room temperature

2 cups sugar

4 eggs, room temperature

1 cup buttermilk

2 tsp vanilla

In a bowl mix flour,baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and sugar together for about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time beating until combined. After all eggs are added beat about 1 minute more on medium speed.

Add flour alternating with buttermilk beginning and ending with flour, until combined well. Add vanilla and beat about 30 seconds. Place batter in prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for 60-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set baked cake in pan on cooling rack for about 10 minutes before turning out of pan to cool completely.

I topped mine with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream but top and serve as you like.

ENJOY!! 🙂

WHIPPING CREAM

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

place all ingredients in bowl of mixer. With whisk attachment whisk till still peaks form.

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Cupcakes

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 cupcake wells with papers and set aside.

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

2 cups sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup veggie oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water

In bowl of mixer place sugar,flour,cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined. Add milk, eggs, veggie oil and vanilla. Beat on medium for about 3 minutes. By hand stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Fill each cupcake liner with 1/4 cup of batter and bake at 350 degrees 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack 10 minutes and the remove from pans and continue to cool till completely cool.

CHOCOLATE DIPPED STRAWBERRIES

24 clean large strawberries

1 cup chocolate candy melts

Wash strawberries dry and set on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. In a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments melt chocolates, stirring in between till smooth and glossy. Dip berries in chocolate, place back on parchment paper and place in fridge to set up.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

12 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature

3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature

2 tsp vanilla

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

In bowl of mixer cream together cream cheese and butter on medium for about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and mix till combined. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.

ASSEMBLY

Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with chocolate dipped strawberries and chocolate jimmies.

ENJOY! 🙂