Strawberry Cake

  • Servings: 12 cupcakes or one 8-inch cake
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Double this recipe to make two 8-inch cakes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bleached cake flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda & powder.
  3. In a food processor, process the strawberries into a powder. Add to the dry ingredients.
  4. In a small bowl, combine water, butter, oil, extract, and lemon juice. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. *Do not overmix.* *Do not use an electric mixer.* Use a big spoon and stir slowly until ingredients are well-combined.
  5. [For Cupcakes] Fill 3/4 full. Bake 20-25 minutes.

    [For 8-inch Cake] Grease and flour pan. Bake 30-35 minutes