Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake

  • kquarles19 Posted: 07/22/14
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    This cake was delicious, but I would DEFINITELY recommend refrigerating this cake after serving it. I like to leave my cakes out covered, on the counter, but the cake got mold on it after only 2 full days. I had to throw the rest of it away, which was heart-breaking. I don't know if it was because of the chopped fresh strawberries in the frosting, but it just didn't last.

  • cmphillips Posted: 05/03/14
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    Made this cake with my daughter Brooklyn Rose last night and it is the best cake I have ever tasted!!! Well worth the time and effort. Great for mother/daughter time!!! :)

  • lbelli01 Posted: 04/14/14
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    Delicious! Made as written and everyone loved it! So fresh, great reviews on the cake itself as well as the parts and presentation. Definitely a keeper. The jam is deliciously tart.

  • Keiko123 Posted: 04/10/14
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    Beautiful fresh cake-but sorry,if you use a cake mix and then change other things you have NOT made the cake. Your not doing justice to the recipe if you change everything and then rate it. That is NOT the recipe-using a boxed cake mix is heresy in my opinion!

  • NOLApeds Posted: 04/07/14
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    I made this recipe into cupcakes and they're delicous. I halved the recipe which made 15 regular sized cupcakes, put the jam inside the cupcakes and frosted them with the frosting. Taking into account the above suggestions I used extra lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon for the cake and substituted confectioner's sugar for granulated in the frosting. The flavors are so fresh. I will make these again for Easter. The frosting is amazing.

  • BABenecke Posted: 04/12/14
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    Followed the recipe exactly, and it was a sight to behold. It is very time consuming, but put on your favorite music and have a bake fest! The finished product is well worth it, we had it for my husband's birthday and it was a huge hit. Will definitely make it again.

  • MarDiel8 Posted: 04/21/14
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    Has anyone experienced the heavy cream curdling? Had to redo the frosting without the lemon juice because it wouldnt form "stiff peaks". I have substituted confectioner's sugar for the granulated one in the recipe. Also, does anyone know how much batter to put in each of the 4 pans? My cake layers were uneven in thickness. Overall, the cake turned out well. It's not overwhelmingly sweet nor tart; it's tastes refreshing. It looks pretty & inviting. I served this at our family Easter get-together, & got rave reviews. Even those who dont like sweets or are on a diet, had a piece & even brought some home. I'm already looking forward to the next occasion so I can make this again & share it.

  • 1herres Posted: 04/23/14
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    I made this for Easter and everyone loved it! It is very light and not heavy like other cakes. It really tastes like Spring. Everyone had 2 pieces!! It does take time. Next time I am going to start the Jam a day or so ahead. I have a feeling I will be making this again next year!

  • cjbabe Posted: 04/22/14
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    Easy to make and tastes wonderful!! I also made this cake with raspberries (replacing lemon juice with water). I increased the raspberries to 3.5c to account for the extra seeds. I had a lot of trouble with the frosting though but I didn't follow instructions throwing everything together in a bowl and beating on extreme high speed in my Kitchenaid (I got away with that with the strawberry lemonade frosting).

  • workingdogz Posted: 04/19/14
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    Made 2 of these for Easter and it is delicious! Made some slight adjustments for altitude since I am at 7000 ft. Decreased the sugar by 3 T, used 2.25 t baking powder, and increased the milk by 3T. Came out perfect. It's beautiful, and neither the frosting or the jam are overly sweet. I used Meyer Lemons, which is what I had on hand.

  • Kray1284 Posted: 03/23/14
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    I made this cake because my husband asked me too. It is very tasty and good. The icing is my only concern but my husband loves the icing. I think when I make it again I would use powered sugar in icing instead of granulated sugar.

  • ccc123 Posted: 03/30/14
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    The cake is beautiful. I followed most of the directions. I used yellow box cake mix with the added lemon juice and lemon zest. I also took the other reviewer's recommendation and used powdered sugar in the frosting instead of granulated sugar. I think the icing is the best part. The icing and cake are like a strawberry shortcake. The jam was interesting, I think it might be a little too tart for my taste. I also made the jam a week in advance and it was still good when I made the cake.

  • Peppygirl Posted: 05/13/14
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    I made this cake for a luncheon last week. The cake layers and filling were made the day before and the cake assembled and frosted about two hours before it was served. The cake was just beautiful....tall and stately. I had to cut the cake into serving size slices right before lunch was served. Everything went well until I sliced the last quarter of the cake and then the whole cake began to collapse. Someone brought serving plates and we rescued the slices. Not very pretty. I tell you this to encourage you to make the cake completely the day before and refrigerate it. The cake is so delicious and even more so when it is cold (I brought a slice home and ate it the next day and the filling and frosting had "set-up").

  • jlmbrooks Posted: 06/14/14
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    When this issue of SL came to the house, my husband offered me $100 to make this cake for him. I told him I would make it for him and, of course he didn't have to pay me. I decided to make it for him for Father's Day. This cake was an epic fail for me. I spent 5 hours in the kitchen plus clean up and this cake looks awful. I'm not sure what happened. I am usually capable of following a recipe. Maybe it was the fact that by the time I got to the frosting, I was so exhausted I couldn't concentrate on the instructions. My frosting was way too light and runny to stay on the cake but by this time I was determined to finish this cake so I just threw spoonfuls on the top and let it run down the side. So embarrassing. Hopefully, my mother in law doesn't show up to my house tomorrow. I was hoping to surprise my husband with the cake but I've been working on it so long on it he has to know what I'm doing. I want my 100 bucks!!!

  • RevaRae Posted: 06/13/14
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    AMAZING CAKE!!!! I did change a few things! (No recipe is sacred in my world!) I added 1 Tbsp of lemon extract to the cake batter. I baked the cake in 2 nine inch pans and torted the two cakes to make four. I increased the frosting by another half (I like a little cake with my frosting!) The whole thing was just DIVINE!!!! I will especially use the frosting recipe again! It is the most delightful and light cream cheese frosting I have ever found! YUM!!!

  • aslan1 Posted: 03/30/14
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    The jam filling for this cake is the best part of the recipe, I think! I plan to make more to use in other things or possibly to eat out of the bowl with a spoon. I enjoy the not-too-sweet flavor of the frosting, but the consistency is quite goopy. Not convinced about it, but my 3 children just scarfed down 1/2 of the cake as I was typing this so it seems not everyone shares my concern!

  • Milady82 Posted: 04/29/14
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    Great cake! Did 3 layers instead of 4. Also did as others suggested and used confectioners sugar rather that granulated on the frosting. Perfection! Took it to an Easter Potluck and it was gobbled right up.

  • obxbaker Posted: 05/26/14
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    Made this with fresh picked strawberries and it is SO delicious! Only change I made was to use a traditional red velvet frosting and adding the berries to that. Would definitely make again! !

  • Gardener88 Posted: 04/13/14
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    I just made this cake this weekend- LOVE IT!!! It is time consuming I saw that people were concerned about using granulated sugar but so I used castor (bakers) sugar. Probably granulated is fine too if you beat it long enough. LOVE the frosting!! I was eating the extra with a spoon! And I don't normally like frosting. The cake was very good and turned out well even though I only had 3 eight to nine inch pans and made 3 cakes instead of four. It took extra baking time was all. The only problem I had was my jam wasn't very thick after several hours in the fridge so it just ran off the cake. I ended up carefully removing the assembled layers and spreading some other homemade strawberry jam on it. It just wasn't as red and beautiful as the picture. Everyone loved it. It was refreshing & I will definitely be making it again!

  • Nscheff23 Posted: 04/08/14
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    Followed directions as written with perfect results! Made for daughter Emily's birthday. Time consuming-but worth efforts. Beautiful presentation! Will make again for special summer occasions.

  • mangefood Posted: 07/03/14
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    I made this for my boyfriend's birthday since strawberry lemonade is his favorite beverage. He absolutely loved it! The only change I had to make was that I used the strawberry puree not the strawberry juice since I did not have a fine mesh sieve. I think it made the jam a bit more tart but we enjoyed it that way.

  • Janet19314 Posted: 04/21/14
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    This is a great recipe! It takes a bit of time, but is well worth it! The filling is very tasty - can't wait to use it in other recipes. The cake is simple, but light and flavorful. The frosting could not be any better...it is a bit loose when you first make it, but it will firm up. I would not hesitate to make the cake a day ahead - the frosting develops a much deeper strawberry flavor on day 2. make sure to chop the strawberries small for the icing.

  • agree001 Posted: 05/21/14
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    Made this for Easter dinner, and everyone raved about it. I used confectioner's sugar in the frosting, but that was the only change I made. Time consuming, but worth it.

  • imidurski Posted: 04/21/14
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    Superb! I tested one that a friend made for Easter and it was amazing! Please post nutritional information for those of us wanting to keep tabs on what we eat-thank you!

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