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Strawberry and Cream Orange Liquor Layered Cake

Whipped cream is an easy filling and topping for this gorgeous
Strawberry cake. A simple, quick, and easy to prepare recipe, your family and friends will enjoy. You can make the sponge cake layers several days in advance and refrigerate them. This homemade strawberry cream layered cake with orange liqueur is always a showstopper.

Servings: 8-10

Ingredients for cake:
8 eggs
1cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. Orange zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Whipped Cream Frosting:
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla 
1 Tbsp. gelatin- Knox + 3 Tbsp. water
 3 cups thinly sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup pistachios – lightly crushed 
Ingredients for Syrup
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. Orange Liqueur
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
On high speed beat the eggs with sugar for 6-7 minutes. In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and lemon zest. Carefully add the flour mixture and the vanilla extract, fold in slowly so the batter stays fluffy.
Spray two baking dishes (I used 9” round) with cooking spray. Split the batter into the baking dishes and bake for 25-30 minutes. Check if the cake is ready with a tooth pick, if nothing sticks to it, it is done.
Directions for syrup:
Combine water with sugar in small saucepan, bring to boil, cook for 2 minutes, turn it off and let it cool.  After it’s cooled add Liqueur. Set aside.
Directions for Whipped Cream frosting/ filling:
In small bowl combine cold water with gelatin while whisking with fork.  Set aside for 5 minutes. Microwave/heat your gelatin mixture for 20 seconds or until gelatin is dissolves, cool slightly before adding to the cream mixture. Set aside.
Combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in mixing bowl. Whip the cream until firm peaks appear.  Add the gelatin and mix again until stiff.

Assembling the cake:
Cut each sponge cake in 1/2. (total you’ll have 4 layers)  Spray all layers evenly with syrup.
Place one cake layer on a flat serving dish spread about 1 cup of filling on cake layer. Arrange sliced strawberries on top of the cream. Then take another cake layer and place it on top of the strawberries. Repeat this process twice.
Set aside about 4Tbsp. of cream and add desired food colorings for decoration. 
For rest of the cream apply to the top and sides of the cake. Sprinkle sides of the cake with crashed pistachios. Decorate top with fresh fruits.



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{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Margaret Murphy Tripp 02/17/2012, 2:45 AM

    What a beautiful cake. I love cake with whipped cream-based fillings. The last photo is stunning. I would love to try this cake!

  • Inessa 02/17/2012, 2:53 AM

    Thank you Margaret. 🙂 me too I love whipped cream filling. Lite and refreshing. Have a great evening 🙂

  • Anonymous 02/17/2012, 2:58 AM

    ti tak krasiva razukrasila!!! so tempting!!! nice job!!!

  • JavelinWarrior 02/17/2012, 3:15 AM

    This is gorgeous – and I love that there’s strawberries and whipped cream INSIDE THE CAKE! 🙂 When summer finally shows its face and strawberries are back in season, I’ll be attempting this cake 🙂

  • Marina 02/17/2012, 3:46 AM

    Beautiful cake, light and Orange Liqueur adds a nice zing to it! Great job!

  • Jeannie 02/17/2012, 5:33 AM

    This looks beautiful, and can see why it is a show stopper:) Delicious!

  • Nadia 02/17/2012, 7:53 AM

    Your cakes are always so beautiful,one better then the other.I love this one its so light and fresh.

  • Smitten by Food 02/17/2012, 8:13 AM

    It looks delicous and your pictures are beautiful… nice meeting you at foodbuzz. =)

  • Kate 02/17/2012, 12:03 PM

    Omg, Inessa, its just a pure Beauty!!!

  • Kate 02/17/2012, 1:59 PM

    And I also have a surprise for you on my blog!

  • Anu 02/17/2012, 4:37 PM

    WOW!!!Looks delicious and yum. Fantastic with layers

  • Дени 02/17/2012, 4:49 PM

    It is precisely the way you called it – a gorgeous strawberry cake!:-)

  • Alida 02/17/2012, 8:54 PM

    Gosh, you bake such a beautiful cakes. This must surely be delicious. Well done!!

  • Ann 02/18/2012, 4:25 AM

    This is absolutely stunning! What a beautiful, delicious cake! I pinned this one – wow! I’m speechless!

  • SONYA SHATEVA 02/22/2012, 5:23 PM

    Beautiful, looks delicious!Very delicate!Congratulations!

  • Sugar 02/24/2012, 12:47 AM

    OMG!!! I’m speechless, lol!! This is simply gorgeous, great job 🙂

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