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Strawberry Cake with Lemonade Frosting

Jul 08 2015 Liz Call

When I first started thinking about what to make for my daughters birthday cake, I knew I wanted it to be something fun and fruity.  I also knew I wanted it to be 2 layers and look beautiful.  Once I decided on a theme for the party, the decision was simple.  I made this strawberry cake with lemonade frosting to go along with our strawberry lemonade theme, and I think it turned out perfect.

strawberry cake with fresh berries inside topped with creamy lemonade frosting - lizoncall.com

Really I kept going between a lemon cake with strawberry frosting or a strawberry cake with lemonade frosting.  I finally asked my mom what she would like and this was her decision.  She made a good choice!  The frosting on this cake could be eaten with a spoon, no need for cake!  It’s really good.  And the added lemon zest on the top, was a last minute decision that turned out to be just perfect!  And the addition of the fresh strawberries in a boxed strawberry cake mix made it taste from scratch.

strawberry cake with fresh berries inside topped with creamy lemonade frosting - lizoncall.com

strawberry cake with fresh berries inside topped with creamy lemonade frosting - lizoncall.com

Strawberry Cake with Lemonade Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Lemonade Frosting

Simple strawberry cake with lemonade frosting

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • CAKE:
  • Boxed Strawberry Cake mix
  • (eggs, oil, water - whatever the cake mix calls for)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 stick butter - room temp.
  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese - room temp.
  • 2 TBL lemon juice
  • 1 TBL lemon zest
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Prepare 2 (9 in.) cake pans - grease and flour
  2. Mix up cake mix according to directions except use 1/4 cup less water than what is called for.
  3. For example if it calls for 1 cup of water, use only 3/4 cup.
  4. Then add 1/2 cup chopped strawberries.
  5. Divide batter into the 2 cake pans and bake according to box directions.
  6. Let cake cool on wire rack.
  7. For Frosting, add butter and cream cheese to mixing bowl and cream together.
  8. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and powdered sugar.
  9. Mix everything together until well combined.
  10. Cover bottom cake with a layer of frosting, then add 2nd cake.
  11. Cover top with remaining frosting and top with additional lemon zest if desired.

strawberry cake with fresh berries inside topped with creamy lemonade frosting - lizoncall.com

It was the perfect centerpiece to our party table.  Plus being that I love more fruity flavors over chocolate, I really loved this cake.  And I wasn’t the only one!  Which is always a plus. 😉

What is your favorite flavor for cake?

Happy Baking!

Liz

Here are some other great cake recipes you might enjoy:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Double layer chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting - lizoncall.com

Butterfinger Cake

Butterfinger Better Than Anything Cake #butterfinger #cake (lizoncall.com)

 
Thanks for checking out my Strawberry Cake with Lemonade Frosting post. Check out my full collection of birthday articles, and also get more Birthday Party Ideas by Michelle Stewart, Paula Biggs, Tammy Mitchell, Randi Dukes and Mariah Leeson.
 

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