Recipes

A Texas Hill Country Sweet Strawberry Sensation

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Nothing can beat the tart, delectable taste of the juicy, sweet strawberries grown right here in the Texas Hill Country. This sweet strawberry treat is sure to be a sensational dessert for your family and friends, and just in time for Father’s Day to show dad how much you love him.

Strawberry Dream Cake

strawberry dream cake

INGREDIENTS:

Ingredients for cake:

Shortening

Flour for pans

1 cup salted butter, softened

2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs, separated

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon table salt

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almond extract

2 containers of fresh strawberries (8 oz. each)

 

Dreamy Whipped Frosting

8 ounces container mascarpone cheese, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 cups heavy whipping cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon almond extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

Making Cake Layers:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease, with shortening, and flour 2 (9-inch) round 2 inch deep cake pans.  Beat the butter with heavy duty stand mixer on medium speed until fluffy; gradually adding sugar, beating well.  Add the egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.  Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Beat on low speed just until blended after each addition.  Stir in the vanilla and almond extracts.  Beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  Fold one third of the egg whites into batter, fold in remaining egg whites in 2 batches. Pour mixture evenly into both cake pans and bake for about 28-32 minutes, at the end of this time check with toothpick for doneness.  Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire rack for about 1 hour.

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