STRAWBERRY CAKE

 INGREDIENTS- 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1  cup  castor sugar
  • 4 eggs or 2 cups yogurt 
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced. 

PROCEDURE-

  • Pre- heat the oven to 180 degrees. Grease a 9" round cake pan.
  • In a  medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat oil and sugar until light and pale. With mixer on low, beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Alternately, beat in flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined.
  • Pour half the batter into the tin and add half cup of strawberries.Add the other half of the batter followed by adding the other half of sliced strawberries
  • Smooth top using a spatula. Bake at 180C until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. It should take about 30-32 minutes. 

 

ORANGE CREAM-CHEESE FROSTING-

INGREDIENTS-

  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • zest of one large orange

PROCEDURE-

  • Cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Add icing sugar, half cup at a time, mixing well after each edition. Mix in the orange zest.
  • Cover the cooled strawberry cake with the frosting using an off-set spatula and decorate with fresh strawberries