Strawberry Vanilla Birthday Cake

Birthday time and I wanted a simple cake, with not a crazy amount of sugar, no colours, kid friendly, easy to make, to be enjoyed by everyone and truly delicious…(small drum roll), please step up Strawberry Vanilla Cake.

Strawberry Vanilla Cake

cake part

150 gms butter softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 tps vanilla

1 1/2 cups s/r flour

3 eggs

Cream butter and sugar together. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time. Fold in flour. Bake cake at 180C for approx 1 hour (on 2nd shelf). Once out and cooled, cut carefully in half.

icing

300gms mascarpone

1/2 cup icing sugar

1 scraped vanilla pod

whip it all up in a mixer or with a hand held whisk and then layer half of the mixture between the cake with a layering of freshly sliced strawberries. Top layer of cake on and mascarpone mixture smoothed over and decorate with strawberries.

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A really simple cake, that was thoroughly enjoyed, keeps well in the fridge for a few days and doesn’t lose any of its charm over time. (We ate this one on Little Monkeys’s birthday, now officially two.) I did catch Monkey Boy trying to get the “hair” out of his cake- he was trying to get the vanilla pod seeds out.

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15 thoughts on “Strawberry Vanilla Birthday Cake

  1. Thanks everyone! He did have a good birthday, and things were very quiet when he was eating his birthday cake- lots of mmm, slurp, mmm…Its always funny watching a little fella try and blow out candles 🙂

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  2. Happy Birthday to Little Monkey and what a very special cake you made him. Simple you say, but oh so delicious. Still haven’t tried mascarpone as a topping / filling but will get around to it one day.

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