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Strawberry Basket Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Strawberry Basket Cake, by , is from The Baldwin, McDonald, Kintz Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tiffaney McDonald
Added: Saturday, October 20, 2007


2 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c plus 2 T sugar
1 c sour cream
1/4 c orange juice
1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 12-oz baskets strawberries
1/3 cup strawberry preserves

Whipped Creme Fraiche
3 cups chilled whipping cream
3/4 c chilled sour cream
3/4 c powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp grated orange peel
3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 9-inch diameter cake
pans with 2 inch high sides. Line bottom of pans with
parchment paper.
Sift first 4 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer,
beat butter and 1 c sugar in a large bowl until well blended.
Beat in sour cream, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla. Add
eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add dry
ingredients and beat until well blended. Divide batter between
prepared pans; smooth tops.
Bake cakes until light golden and tester inserted into center
comes out clean, about 28 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on
rack 30 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks and cool

Meanwhile, hull and slice 1 basket starwberries. Place in
medium bowl. Add preserves and 2 T sugar; toss to blend.
Let stand at room temperature until juices form, about 2 hours.

Place 1 cake layer, flat side up, on platter Top with sliced berry
mixture in even layer. Spread 1 3/4 c whipped creme fraiche
over berry mixture. top with second cake layer, flat side down,
pressing slightly. Spread all of whipped creme fraiche over top
and sides of cake. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover with
cake dome and refrigerate.) Mound remaining whole berries in

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My very favorite cake! Make when berries are in season.




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