March 21, 2012

White Cake with Strawberry Jam


What I love about this cake is that it's fresh, fluffy and light, you can enjoy it without feeling like you ate too much and besides the colors are perfect for spring. I've been looking for fresh desserts and I'm really excited to try new recipes, I'm thinking about making more ice cream and some fruit tarts. What's your favorite spring dessert?

- 1/2 c. of unsalted butter, softened
- 4 egg whites
- 1 1/2 c. of sugar
- 2 c. of flour
- 1 1/4 c. of buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla

1. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add vanilla and egg whites one at a time. Stir in the dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk, pour mixture into 2 prepared pans and bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes.


 For the filling I used strawberry jam that my mom and I made but you can use any jam that you have, you can make it following this recipe but instead of raspberries use strawberries. Spread jam on top of 1 cake and carefully cover it with the other cake.


2. Make this vanilla frosting and cover the cake with a thin layer, refrigerate and cover it with a second layer, decorate it with some mint leaves or anything you like.


I put some food colorant to the remaining frosting and used it for decoration



Have a slice and enjoy!



37 comments:

  1. Wow looks awesome!:) How did you make the top of the cake so perfectly??? Those lines are beautiful! Very pretty decoration!:) I love it! Perfect for Spring:)

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    1. actually my mom made it, she pressed the spatula in the middle and carefully made the swirls

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  2. Very pretty cake indeed! And the pictures are so cosy

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  3. Such a pretty cake and I love using the strawberry jam! My daughter always wants strawberry cake - I bet she would love this.

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  4. Oh my my, I could look at this all day. This is gorgeous! I would say almost too nice to eat. But I`d end up eating half of it anyways :p

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    1. it is really gorgeous and I also thought it was too nice to eat but it was really delicious

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  5. Look beautiful Beti! I love berries!

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  6. What a beautiful dessert! I love the way you decorated it.

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  7. Yum! I really like fresh strawberry pie for spring! I love the dot sequences that you did. Very artistic. :)

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    1. it sounds pretty good! I've never tried strawberry pie before

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  8. I love berries with cake. Your looks not only delicious, but so pretty!

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  9. This cake looks gorgeous, moist and delicious! Anything with Strawberries is a favorite sprind dessert for me!

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  10. This reminds me a little of Danish layer cake - which I grew up eating! How delicious this looks to me.

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    1. I looked for the danish layer cake and it looks fantastic it must have been delicious

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  11. Gorgeous! The jam is so pretty in the middle. Love it!

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  12. this looks like a fabulous spring time dessert! I can almost taste it through your beautiful pictures. :) I especially love anything involving rhubarb in the spring. It's my all time favorite fruit. :)

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    1. Unfortunately I can't find rhubard in here but all the desserts I've seen with rhubarb look delicious

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  13. This reminds me of my mom. She would often fill between the layers of her white cakes with jam. I love how you designed your frosting. Looks lovely and delicious.

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    1. I think it's the best idea, jam can be delicious between cakes even more delicious than buttercream

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  14. This cake looks amazing. :) Love the pretty swirls, and decorating.

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  15. Quedo PREDIODSO! y Delicioso jiji :)

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  16. A mi me encanta el tiramisu, la gelatina de white zinfandel, peras al vino tinto o vino blanco, todo lo que sea fresco ah y por supuesto los ricos pasteles como estos ligeros y con rica mermelada hecha en casa o aunque sea de chocolate con memerlada de chabacano uno de mis favoritos mmmmmmmm!

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    1. gracias sandy por leerlo! y si quedo prethiosisimo :)

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  17. That's an amazing looking cake! So so pretty!

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  18. Nice work! I am impressed by your decorating skills. Also impressed at the fact you made jam:) I have always wanted to do that.

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  19. Oh, so beautiful, light and summery!!! It would make a marvelous party cake...so yummy!

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  20. Yippee i can comment again.?(I had to switch to windows though.)This is a really good combination.Really delicious.

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    1. I'm glad you could I was getting a little worried

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  21. I love all buttercream cakes but my real true love is cakes with some kind of fruity filling. This looks fabulous!

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  22. Lovely cake. White cake with berries is always a winning combination for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad to follow you.

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  23. I agree, perfect Spring dessert!

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  24. Yum looks like a great cake :) so simple to make too which definitely a bonus! YAY! Thanks for sharing :D

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  25. i'm so glad you commented and now I have found your blog... ha! it's wonderful. this is such a pretty cake... when I think of jam, i automatically think of scones. i love the way you frosted, it looks so home-made and charming. very pretty! btw.. "beti" in Hindi (major indian language) means daughter. :)

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  26. hi there, was wondering if you have a recipe for the frosting for this cake? looks delicious!

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