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Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting is a moist Strawberry cake, with a thick layer of Marshmallow frosting and is the perfect Spring dessert, especially for Easter

Strawberry cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Out of the blue, I decided to bake a cake this afternoon, and it had to be a Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting.

No idea where this sudden craving comes from … I haven’t been feeling too well these past few days, and almost every day I napped during the day, sometimes twice.

This afternoon I woke up with the Strawberry Cake idea and fortunately I had everything I needed.  Then  whilst making the Marshmallow Frosting, I thought, why not make an Easter themed cake.

Right, so after all my discussions with myself (I tend to do this a lot!) this is the recipe I had come up with:

A pic of the first slice, to make sure you are interested enough!

Strawberry cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Just out of the oven – Can you smell the Strawberries?
Strawberry cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Strawberry Cake with Marshmallow Frosting is a moist Strawberry cake, with a thick layer of Marshmallow frosting and is the perfect Spring dessert, especially for Easter
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
CAKE:
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter melted
  • 3 Extra-Large Eggs
  • 4/5 cup Milk
  • 1 t Strawberry Essence
  • 1 t Pink Food Coloring
  • 1/3 cup Strawberry Jam
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 TB Baking Powder
  • 1/8 t Salt
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
FROSTING: (Feel free to double the recipe)
  • 1 TB Gelatin Powder plain
  • 1/4 cup Cold Water
  • 1/4 cup Boiling Water
  • 1/2 t Vanilla Essence Strawberry Essence can be used instead
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
Instructions
CAKE:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – Spray a ring pan with cooking oil (or use 2 standard cake tins)

  2. Beat together the Butter, Eggs, Milk, Strawberry Essence, Food Coloring and Strawberry Jam until mixed

  3. Sift together the Flour, Baking Powder, Salt and Caster Sugar – add to the Egg mixture and beat until well combined (about 1 minute)

  4. Pour batter into the prepared ring pan and bake 30 – 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean
  5. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack – let cool completely before frosting
FROSTING:
  1. Sprinkle the Gelatin over the Cold Water – wait until spongy – microwave 20 seconds on HIGH until it has become clear – add the Boiling Water and the Vanilla, mix well – add the Caster Sugar gradually whilst beating on high – keep on beating until it has the consistency of a thick meringue and is sticky (5 – 7 minutes)

  2. Once the Marshmallow is ready, quickly transfer to a piping bag, or as I did today – spoon over the cake, using the spoon to create peaks (it dries fairly quick)

Recipe Notes

To make it a little more Easter like, I sprinkled the Frosting with green colored Coconut, added some Marshmallow chicks, small Easter Eggs and ended with wafer leaves and red fondant roses

NOTE: I only added the raffia once the Marshmallow was fully set and dry. Otherwise someone might eat some raffia as well !

LINDA

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Shauna Smart

Thursday 4th of April 2013

Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

I know I’m running a little bit behind in pinning but I wanted to stop by and pin this image (+ the 3 others that you submitted) to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

Hope to see you link up again at the party this weekend!

Shaunahttp://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

Mums make lists

Tuesday 2nd of April 2013

Thanks so much for linking up at Empty Your Archive, Alice

April Tuell

Monday 18th of March 2013

Thank you so much for linking this up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and you were featured! :) I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-8/

April

Susie Buetow

Sunday 17th of March 2013

Oh wow, this looks delish! We love your projects! Thank you so much for linking up in our Crafty Showcase! You are always so inspiring!

Susie @Bowdabra & SusieQTpies CafeNew Linky is open ---> http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/03/16/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-5/

Kathy Moody

Sunday 17th of March 2013

This is so awesome! I just pinned it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. So sorry I am just now visiting. Have a great weekend. :)HugsKathy

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