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Strawberry Lemonade Cake, The Ultimate Summer Dessert

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Summertime means strawberries… and summertime means lemonade. In this delectable dessert, you can combine the flavor of the two! This is a great recipe to impress and satisfy your family and friends.

Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Cake-Southern Living

INGREDIENTS:

Cake Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs, separated

3 cups cake flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Shortening

Strawberry Lemonade Jam Ingredients:

2 ½ cups coarsely chopped fresh strawberries

¾ cup sugar

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

3 Tablespoons cornstarch

Strawberry Lemonade Frosting Ingredients:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup chopped fresh strawberries

1 drop pink food coloring gel (optional)

1 ½ cups heavy cream

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

INSTRUCTIONS:

Jam Recipe Instructions:

*Note: Start preparing strawberry jam first, as it takes time to cool.

Process strawberries in a blender until smooth.

Drain through wire-mesh into 3 quart saucepan, using back of spoon to squeeze out juice, discard pulp.

Stir in sugar.

Whisk together lemon juice and cornstarch gradually whisk into strawberry mixture.

Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook, whisking constantly about 1 minute.

Remove from heat.

Place mixture in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and chill about 2 hours or until cold.

Cake Recipe Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter at medium speed until creamy gradually add sugar, alternating with milk beating until fluffy.

Add egg yolks 1 at a time beating until blended.

Stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add egg yolks one at a time beating on low speed until well blended.

Stir in zest and lemon juice.

Beat egg whites in large bowl at high speed until peaks form.

Gently stir one third egg whites into batter, fold in remaining egg whites.

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