Strawberry and Whipped Cream Cake

May 8, 2018 By Cathy — No Comments
Whipped cream and strawberries are sandwiched in-between layers of sponge cake in this sweet and simple dessert for Mom.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

How are you celebrating mom this weekend? Flowers, candy, or maybe a mimosa with brunch? (If my kids are reading this I’ll take all three.) As a mom, I always feel a little silly that there’s a holiday dedicated to something that is supposed to come naturally. Don’t get me wrong, any chance to celebrate, I’m in. But I do feel a little uncomfortable with too much fanfare.

What I look forward to is a day spent with my family and sweet homemade cards from my boys. As a self-proclaimed unsentimentalist (is that a thing?), I will make an exception for handcrafted presents, cards, and notes from my kids. I don’t save much, but I do have a box filled with these sweet mementos and my eyes may just well a bit (okay a lot) when I thumb through them.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

 

Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

I always remember my mom saying that she didn’t want any gifts from us when we were kids, other than a homemade card. Of course we didn’t really believe her, and sometimes managed to cop together a few dollars for a cheap bottle of perfume or a box of chocolate. But as a mom of two middle schoolers, I now understand more than ever that she was being honest. Those cards are everything to me now and I can picture those chubby little hands cutting out lopsided hearts and taping wildflowers picked from the yard to pieces of construction paper.

Homemade anything really is the best isn’t it? It’s not about perfection, it’s about someone taking the time and making the effort to make something special just for you. Maybe that’s why I love baking so much, it’s my version of a homemade card. I know all of my family’s tastes and preferences and love seeing their faces when I make their favorites.

Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

So maybe a grown-up version of a homemade card is what mom would like this year and I have just the thing….a sweet and easy strawberry and whipped cream cake. No fancy decorating here, just a simple sponge cake dolloped with fresh whipped cream and layered with strawberries. She may not be able to tuck it into a keepsake box, but the thought and memory she can appreciate forever. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

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Strawberry and Whipped Cream Cake
Strawberry and Whipped Cream Cake
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Whipped cream and strawberries are sandwiched in-between layers of sponge cake in this sweet and simple dessert for Mom.
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
Keyword: whipped cream cake
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 436 kcal
Ingredients
Sponge Cake
  • 5 eggs, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup cake flour
Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Topping
  • 16 oz fresh strawberries
Instructions
Sponge Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 inch round pan (preferably springform) and line the bottom with a parchment round.

  2. Combine the eggs and sugar in the bowl for a stand mixer and whip with the whisk attachment until pale yellow, thick and tripled in volume, about 10 mins. Add the lemon zest and salt at the very end of the beating time. (If you don't have a stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer.)
  3. Sift the cake flour over the top of the batter in three batches and VERY LIGHTLY, fold the flour in with a spatula. Do not overmix.
  4. Lightly spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for a couple mins on a wire rack, then remove from the pan to finish cooling.
  6. While the cake cools, make the frosting.
Whipped Cream Frosting
  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks are formed. Slowly add the confectioners sugar and continue to beat until you have stiff peaks. Mix in the vanilla.

Assemble the Cake
  1. Once the cake is cooled, use a serrated knife to slice the cake into two layers. Slice about half the strawberries.

  2. Lay the bottom half of the sponge cake on a cake plate. Spread one half of the whipped cream over the top and lay a single layer of strawberry slices over the top.
  3. Place the top layer on, spread with remaining whipped cream and decorate with remaining strawberry slices and whole berries.
  4. Place in the refrigerator and chill until ready to serve. Cake will keep, refrigerated, for 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry and Whipped Cream Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 188mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 20.6%
Vitamin C 41.2%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Strawberries and Whipped Cream Cake

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