I’m a little obsessed with this thing called CREAM CHEESE FROSTING!!
Yeah. I know, I’m a little late to the game, but I just figured I didn’t like cream cheese frosting. Just like I thought I didn’t like cheesecake when I was younger because it had the word “cheese”. Same deal goes for cream cheese frosting.
Ryan suggested I pair this strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting and I was like “okay… *insert my uncertain face here*… maybe.”
But a miracle must have happened because I decided to pair it with cream cheese frosting. And it was the best decision ever.
Since then I’ve used cream cheese frosting in 2 other recipes, this florida orange cake and another recipe coming soon.
Enough about the AMAZING frosting, unto the CAKE!
We didn’t take any shortcuts with this strawberry cake. No strawberry “flavored” box mixes, no strawberry pudding or jello, just real strawberries friends! And strawberry yogurt, for extra moistness.
The strawberry flavor in this cake is light, sweet, and subtle. The cream cheese frosting adds that tang that helps break up the sweetness. We added fresh chopped strawberries, which gives the cake another layer of flavor and texture.
A few notes about the recipe:
-place fresh strawberries (tops removed) in a blender and blend until you have strawberry puree
-I have only used regular strawberry yogurt in this recipe, not greek yogurt
-Remember to store cake with cream cheese frosting in the fridge. I recommend pulling it out of the fridge 30 minutes before serving.
Yield: 9x13 inch cake
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
From scratch 9x13 inch fresh strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting! Uses real strawberries and strawberry yogurt.