I received the cutest little letter in the mail the other day! It was a sweet note from my grandma with the perfect suggestion for my next recipe to whip up! And there is no way I could resist her request! Per her experienced directions and a little substitution I came up with this delicious strawberry cake recipe with whipped cheesecake frosting!
One thing you don’t know about my grandma is that she used to do some cake decorating back in the day! Isn’t that just perfect! It is no wonder I am part of her family! She has so many great tips and advice for this baker in training. I sure do love her!
Now before you start thinking that this looks a little to advanced for your skill level let me talk you down for a second. All you need to do is make a simple white or vanilla cake. In my opinion cake always tastes best when you are able to make it from scratch. But if that’s not an option or you don’t feel like going through that right now, then just bake up a few 8” rounds from a cake mix.
Once your cake has finished baking and is totally cooled you are going to simply layer the cake with sliced strawberries and this insanely easy frosting recipe. And that’s it! Need a little more detail? I got it for you! Here ya go…
How to Make a Strawberry Layered Cake Recipe with Whipped Cheesecake Frosting
Bake your favorite white or vanilla cake. Really it could be any cake that you think would go tasty with strawberries and cheesecake. You can find the recipe I used right here at Sweetapolita. You will want to go check out her blog! She has some beautifully baked treats over there!
Bake two 8” rounds and let cool completely.
Now carefully slice each cake in half horizontally creating two more slightly skinnier 8” cake rounds.
Follow the recipe below to make this crazy easy whipped cheesecake frosting. You only need four ingredients!
Slice up your strawberries. You want each slice to be about ¼ inch thick.
Place your bottom layer of cake on the dish or cake stand you plan to serve from. Trust me, you are not going to want to try and transfer this cake after it is created!
Do a single layer of frosting then cover the entire layer with sliced strawberries. Around the rim of the cake place each strawberry in the same direction pointing out and slightly hanging out over the edge.
Around the same ,edge using a pastry bag with your favorite cake decorating tip (or none) pipe out small (about the size of a quarter) circles on top of the strawberries lining the edge. Do an extra one in the center of the cake to help keep the layers together.
Add another layer of cake and repeat the previous step. Slightly press down on the cake before adding the frosting and strawberries. This will help it all stay together.
Now add your final layer of cake. I decided to just use three out of the four cakes but if you want to double the frosting recipe you will have plenty to add another layer in there!
Since this is going to be the piece that tops the cake you will want to make sure you use one of the sheets of cake with a nice top.
Time to decorate the top. Since this cake looks best with the sides opened I chose to leave the top of my cake mostly “natural”. But you might want to frost the entire top layer. Do what you think looks tempting!
What do you think?
It wasn’t as hard as you thought, right? Have you ever done a layered cake before? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to chat!
- 1 ¼ cup cold milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 – 1oz. packages of cheesecake flavored instant sugar free pudding
- 1 – 8 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the cold milk and vanilla.
- Working quickly, whisk in both packages of pudding.
- Fold in the whipped topping.