I had so much fun making this Strawberry Delight Birthday Cake for my granddaughter Patience birthday! Not only is this cake moist and delicious, it’s loaded with fresh strawberries that have been dip in chocolate. Granted, this cake took me two days to make, but well worth it. There was nothing more satisfying than seeing the look on her face. This Strawberry Delight Birthday Cake certainly delighted the birthday girl.
My granddaughter loves strawberries and we always try to keep them stocked up in the refrigerator when she comes over. It seems that each grandchild has a favorite stash at our house of their most liked foods, movies and toys. I so enjoy cooking and baking for these wonderful precious little people.
What a great way to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion with this Strawberry Delight Birthday Cake! I promise you will have all eyes on this cake and thankful smiles on the first bite.
- 1 ½ cups – Bob’s Red Mill’s 1 to 1 Gluten-Free Flour – or flour of your choice
- ½ cup – Bob’s Oat Flour
- 1 ½ tsp – Baking Powder
- 1 tsp – Baking Soda
- 1 tsp – Xanthum Gum – if your flour mixture has xanthum gum omit from recipe
- ½ tsp – Sea Salt – optional
- 2/3 cup – Stevia in The Raw – or sweetener of your choice
- ½ cup – Coconut Oil – melted
- 2 – Eggs
- ½ cup – Almond Milk – or mild product of your choice
- 2 tsp – Pure Vanilla
- Non-Stick Spray Oil
- Flour – for dusting pans
- 3 Cake pans – 6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch – round or square pans
- ½ cup – Butter – room temp
- ½ cup – Crisco
- 8oz – Cream Cheese – room temp
- 1 Tbsp. – Pure Vanilla
- 2 lbs. – Powdered Sugar
- 1 tsp – Almond Milk – if frosting is too thick
- 2 pints – Fresh Strawberries – washed and dried, leaving green tops on (for extra color)
- 1 package – Ghirardelli Melting Chocolate
- Wax paper
- Sheet Pan
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pans and dust with flour.
- In medium bowl sift together, flours, baking soda, baking powder, xanthum gum, and salt. Set aside.
- In large bowl with hand mixer combine, sugar, coconut oil, eggs, milk, and vanilla until blended well. Slowly add flour mixture – batter will be thick.
- Pour batter into cake pans and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until inserted took pick comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to a cooling rack. *
- Cream butter, Crisco, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. If frosting is too thick, add the almond milk (this will depend on how thick or thin you like your frosting). Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time until all is incorporated. This will depend on how thick or thin you like your frosting. Frost cooled cakes. Lay the 2nd and 3rd layer to where the backs of the cakes are even and you have a shelf in the front.
- Lay wax paper onto sheet pan.
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Once chocolate is smooth and creamy, dip strawberries into chocolate and lay them on the wax paper. Allow these to set before handling them. Place extra chocolate into a piping bag and squeeze on the out edges of the cakes after you put the frosting on.
- Allow cake to set for an hour or so before you put on the chocolate covered strawberries.
*I usually make my cakes the night before and leave them set and decorate the following day. Note - total time does not include cooling or frosting time.
My little Patience (she is named that for a reason, she is a world wind of movement) is such a breath of fresh air. She is constantly on the go (I need roller skates to keep up) and is always using her imagination to spice things up and will keep you on your toes. Her love for life is extra special and she has such an infectious personality and you just can’t help kissing those cheeks when she walks through the door. This Strawberry Delight Birthday Cake is certainly going down in her “Grammie memory book”, and hopefully she will pass those memories down to her own children, of course in another 30 years!
This Strawberry Delight Birthday Cake can be fixed for any occasion, not just for a birthday. It would also make a great anniversary cake as well as making it for the holidays. Bring your family into the kitchen and have them dip the strawberries or mix up the batter. Baking together brings later, fun and smiles into the kitchen, along with memories that will last a life time and then some. Happy Birthday Patience, love Grammie.
From my kitchen to yours,