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Strawberry Ribbon Cake Desserts

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs) (2 Sticks)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Red food coloring 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For strawberry butter cream
  Cream cheese 4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
  Fresh strawberries 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), mashed
  10x confectioners sugar 1 Pound (1 Package)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2) Lightly grease two 8X8X2-inch cake pans and dust with flour.

MAKING
STRAWBERRY BUTTER CREAM
3) In a bowl, place together cream cheese with butter or margarine
4) Whisk the cheese until fluffy and beat in strawberries.
5) Fold in 2 cups of the sugar until smooth.
6) Take out 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for filling.
7) Add remaining sugar into remaining mixture in bowl for frosting and stir until well mixed.
CAKE
8) In a large bowl, beat butter or margarine until soft.
9) Add in sugar gradually while still beating until fluffy.
10) Add in eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy again, add flavourings.
11) Fold in flour mixture, alternately with milk, just until blended.
12) Transfer half the batter into one pan.
13) Stir in food colouring into remaining batter; pour into second pan.
14) Bake in oven 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean.
15) Place the pan on wire racks and allow to cool the layers for 10 minutes.

FINALIZING
16) Using a knife loosen the edges and turn out the cakes on racks.
17) Allow to cool completely.
18) Slice each cooled layer horizontally into half.
19) Place the layers together, alternating pink and yellow. with part of the strawberry butter cream; frost sides and top with remaining.

SERVING
20) Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes

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