Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Cake with creamy lemon cream cheese frosting. Our favorite cake for summer!
Say hello to my birthday cake.
Fresh, zingy, berry-packed and oh so moist and tender. My birthday is just a few weeks away, and I’m so excited to make this cake… Again.
Some might say it’s a travesty to bake your own birthday cake. There are years I agree. Those years Lt. Dan picks up a chocolate fudge cake I love from a local bakery.
However some years, I feel like there is no one in the world that understands my cakey desires better than I do. So I set off to bake exactly what I’m craving.
This is that year. This is that cake.
Introducing Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Cake. A blend of light buttery cake, fresh lemon zest, bright strawberry essence, and blushing berries hiding between the layers.
The entire cake is slathered with silky smooth lemon cream cheese frosting. Then I spread on a fun hombre frosting effect with a little pink frosting.
Viola! The perfect cake for a summer birthday.
My Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Cake recipe offers the appeal of an ultra moist southern strawberry cake, with a little extra punch from the lemon. The fresh strawberries between the cake layers are a sweet surprise when you cut it open.
I like to make the cake the day before my birthday, then wrap and freeze the cake layers. The next day, I frost the cake in the morning and let it sit out all day to thaw and soften.
This technique helps ward off broken cake layers, slanted cakes, and crumbs in the frosting. Frozen cake layers are extremely easy to work with.
The cake looks prefect every time and no one can tell it’s been frozen.
If you’ve got a special summer birthday to celebrate, give my Fresh Strawberry Lemonade Cake a try!
Or you may just want to make one for yourself. *wink*
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