Strawberry Frosted Lemon Layer Cake
Light and fluffy lemon cake with a dreamy homemade strawberry buttercream. The perfect spring dessert!
Helllloooooo gang! How is your Monday going? Stellar.
I am currently in the throes of Spring Break… okay, okay, fine. It’s like the first day of spring break or something. But it FEELS like I’m in the throes of Spring Break. And the funny thing is that having Emma home all day isn’t in itself so terrible. In fact, it’s kind of fun having her around.
The REAL problem is her little brother. Even though he’s always home with me everyday, he’s like a special brand of devious when his Emma is home. It’s like he somehow senses that my attention is divided and that he can get away with more than usual. So he just goes for it.
Three words to describe today: Rice. Krispies. EVERYWHERE.
I’ll just leave that there and move on. ????
What a beaut today’s recipe is!! I mean, just downright gorgeous, isn’t she?
I love pirouettes around a cake. It’s just such an easy way to class it up (and conveniently cover up any frosting blunders if you’re a sloppy froster like me). But the real show stopper of today’s recipe is this homemade strawberry buttercream.
I’ve seen strawberry buttercream recipes like this one floating around on the internet for a while, and I’ve been dying to try it. Have you ever made frosting using freeze dried fruit??
Yes! FREEZE DRIED! It’s brilliant. Because everyone knows that frosting with real fruit in it tastes better than frosting made with extract. But using fruit puree can really mess up the consistency of the frosting. The benefit of using freeze dried fruit is that you can blend it up into a fine powder and simply it add it along with the powdered sugar.
It tastes just like real fruit, because it actually IS real fruit! But without the headache of adding extra liquid.
I baked up a lemon cake from a mix to go with my strawberry frosting, and it was so perfect. Even though I’m normally a chocolate/vanilla sort of cake-eater, this combo completely hit the spot. It was like Spring and summer in one beautiful bite. ????????????
I think this frosting would be so, so good on this Golden Vanilla Pound Cake though. I love that recipe with a good homemade strawberry ice cream, so I can totally taste the flavors in my mind. Ah-mazing, I promise you!
See the flecks of real strawberries in there?? ????
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