Homemade Strawberry Cream Cake

➡️ Searching for fresh strawberry cake recipes in 2023? On this site, you’ll find out how to make a strawberry cream cake with easy strawberry cake filling in 28 steps at home. Strawberries are among the most popular fruits used in homemade cakes. As a result, you will find a wide variety of recipes for this type of dessert.

➡️ As some of you know, I like classic recipes and, as a result, I’m sharing a homemade strawberry cake recipe that has two classic elements: a sponge cake as the base and a homemade strawberry cream filling. My easy homemade cake recipe enables you to bake a fluffy sponge cake with whipped cream frosting and fresh strawberries on top – a real delicacy that will delight everyone with its appearance, taste, and color!

➡️ Some people have the impression that all homemade cakes are complicated and require a lot of work and ingredients. This preconception is false and my strawberry cream cake is very easy to make, even if you make the sponge cake at home. Watch the cake-baking video below and learn how to make a strawberry cream cake from scratch using a yummy and easy homemade sponge cake recipe!

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How to Make a Fresh Strawberry Cream Cake from Scratch

What ingredients do you need to make a strawberry cream cake?

Fresh Strawberries

1) an 8-egg Victoria sponge cake
2) 300 g/10 oz + 300 g/10 oz + some for garnishing of fresh strawberries
3) 250 g/9 oz + 8 tbsp of granulated sugar
4) 200 g/7 oz of Greek yogurt (minimum 10% fat) – you can replace it with sour cream (12% fat)
5) 200 g/7 oz + 400 g/14 oz of whipped cream
6) 1 tsp of vanilla essence
7) 200 ml/7 fl oz of cold water
8) 20 g/0.7 oz of cake gelatin
9) 2 tsp of powdered milk or 2 sachets of whipped cream hardener
10) some fresh peppermint leaves (optional)

How to make a strawberry cream cake from scratch?

Homemade Strawberry Cream Cake

1) buy from the bakery or bake at home a sponge cake with 8 eggs (view how to make a Victoria sponge cake)
2) cut the sponge cake into two halves on the side
3) remove leaves and wash strawberries, then wait to drain the water well
4) chop about 300 g/10 oz of strawberries by hand or blender until you get a pretty fine paste
5) place the strawberry paste into a bowl
6) add 250 g/9 oz of sugar to the bowl and combine ingredients by hand until sugar is dissolved completely
7) add yogurt to the bowl and combine ingredients by hand until smooth
8) make 200 g/7 oz of whipped cream as instructed on the package, then add it to the first bowl and combine ingredients by hand until smooth
9) chop into small to medium-sized pieces about 300 g/10 oz of strawberries, then add them into the bowl and combine the ingredients by hand
10) place cold water into a bowl, add vanilla essence and the rest of the sugar, then mix ingredients by hand until the sugar is dissolved completely and the syrup is smooth
11) coat with food foil a baking mold with a detachable edge so that the foil coats both the inner and outer faces of the edge
12) place the bottom half of the sponge cake into the mold
13) pour the previously prepared syrup over the sponge cake from the mold until it’s moist well (use about half of the syrup)
14) prepare gelatin as instructed on the package
15) add about a spoon of strawberry cake filling into the gelatin, mix by hand well, then add this composition into the rest of the filling 16) combine ingredients by hand until the strawberry cake filling is unitary
17) place strawberry cake filling into the fridge for about 15-30 minutes to harden slightly
18) place strawberry cake filling into the mold
19) moist the inner face of the second sponge cake layer with the rest of the syrup or until very soft
20) place the second sponge cake half over the filling and press it gently by hand to immobilize it
21) pour the rest of the syrup all over the cake if remained some of it
22) cover and tighten the cake with the foil from the mold outside
23) place the fresh strawberry cake into the fridge until the next day (recommended) or at least for 6 hours to harden the strawberry cake filling well
24) take the cake out from the fridge and remove the mold edge and food foil
25) place the cake on the platter that you are going to use for serving
26) prepare 400 g/14 oz of whipped cream as instructed on the package, meanwhile, add powdered milk or cream hardener to get very hard whipped cream
27) coat the strawberry cream cake with whipped cream both on top and edge, and make shapes as desired
28) slice some fresh strawberries and garnish the cake top and side as desired, add some fresh peppermint leaves for an improved look

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Final Notes for the Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe

➡️ Below are 10 tips to get the best results when you make a fresh strawberry cream cake:

  • Choose Fresh and Ripe Strawberries: Use the freshest and ripest strawberries available. They should be firm, fragrant, and vibrant in color.
  • Properly Prepare the Strawberries: Wash the strawberries thoroughly, remove the stems, and pat them dry before using. Slice them evenly for consistent layers.
  • Moisture Control: Make sure the strawberries are not too wet as excess moisture can make the cake soggy. You can place the sliced strawberries on a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture.
  • Flavor the Cake Layers: Enhance the flavor of the cake layers by adding a touch of vanilla extract or almond extract to the batter. This complements the strawberries and cream filling.
  • Whipped Cream Stabilizer: When making the whipped cream for the filling and frosting, consider using a stabilizer like gelatin or cornstarch to ensure it holds its shape and doesn’t deflate quickly.
  • Chilled Mixing Bowls and Whisk: For the whipped cream, use chilled mixing bowls and a cold whisk to achieve the best results. This helps the cream whip up faster and hold its form.
  • Layer the Cake Properly: When assembling the cake, spread a thin layer of whipped cream on each cake layer, followed by a layer of sliced strawberries. This ensures that the strawberries are evenly distributed and don’t make the cake too moist.
  • Frosting Technique: For a beautiful presentation, use an offset spatula to evenly spread the whipped cream frosting around the cake. Smooth the sides and top for a neat finish.
  • Fresh Strawberry Garnish: Save a few whole strawberries to decorate the top of the cake. Placing fresh strawberries on the finished cake adds an attractive touch and lets people know what flavor to expect.
  • Chill Before Serving: After assembling the cake, refrigerate it for at least an hour before serving. Chilling helps the flavors meld together, and the cake will be easier to slice and serve cleanly.

➡️ Enjoy making a fresh strawberry cream cake from scratch! For additional info, read more on strawberry cake!

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