Stawberry Layer Cake

Submitted by: Ali Robinson
The perfect Candaian patriotic dessert, layers of strawberries and whipped cream (Red and White) with a cake suppourt.

Serves: 12

Preparation time:
Cooking time:

Ingredients

3 cups cake flour
2 1/2 tsp baking power
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup cranberry-strawberry juice
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tbsp sugar
1 quart (3 cups) hulled and sliced strawberries
Strawberry syrup:
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp strawberry liqueur

Method

Pre-Heat oven to 350°. Coat two 8 x 2-inch round pans with cooking spray. Line bottom with waxed paper. Coat paper with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. In large bowl, beat butter ans sugar for 2 min. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in vanilla, then flour mixture in 3 parts, then add the juice; beat 1 min (until mixed). Divide between pans.

Bake at 350° for about 35 min, until toothpick test comes out clean. Cool 15 min right side up on racks, then invert cakes onto rack and remove wax paper and leave to cool compleatly.

Slice each cooled cake in half horizontally to make 4 thinner cakes.

Whipped cream:
Beat together heavy whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form

Starwberry syrup:
In pan, heat 3 tbsp sugar, 1/4 cup water and 2 tbsp strawberry liqueur until sugar dissovles.

Brush 1 layer with 1/3 of syrup. Top with 1/3 of whipped cream, 1/3 berries and a second cake. Repeat layering twice more ending with cake.

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