Strawberry cake

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Strawberry cream cakes in a Brysselian confectionery shop

Strawberry cake is a cake that uses strawberry as a primary ingredient.[1] Strawberries may be used in the cake batter, atop cakes and in a strawberry cake's frosting. Some are served chilled or partially frozen, and they are sometimes served as a Valentine's Day dish. The cake has been served as part of the events at the Strawberry Festival in town of La Trinidad in the Philippines.

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Strawberry cakes may be prepared with strawberries in the batter,[2] with strawberries atop them,[1] with strawberries or a strawberry filling in between the layers of a layer cake,[3] and in any combination thereof. Some are prepared with strawberries incorporated into a frosting.[4][5] Fresh or frozen strawberries may be used.[1][6] Some may utilize strawberry-flavored gelatin as an ingredient,[6][5] which can give the cake a pink color when it is mixed in with the batter.[7] A garnish of strawberries is used on some strawberry cakes.[1] Strawberry cake may be prepared as a gluten-free dish.[8]

Some versions are served chilled,[3][9] and some are frozen and then served in a partially frozen state.[10] Ricotta cheese is sometimes used as an ingredient in the cake batter or as a topping.[11][12] Strawberry cake is sometimes prepared using a prepared cake mix as a base, such as a white cake mix, upon which additional ingredients are added to the batter or atop the cake.[13] It is sometimes prepared and served as a dish on Valentine's Day.[14]

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Philippines[edit]

La Trinidad, Benguet Strawberry Festival[edit]

On March 20, 2004 at the Strawberry Festival in the La Trinidad, Benguet municipality of the Philippines, the world's largest strawberry shortcake was prepared and confirmed by Guinness World Records.[15] The cake was prepared by several bakers and weighed a total of 21,213.40 lb (9,622.23 kg).[15]

In March 2015 at the La Trinidad Strawberry Festival, 6,000 slices of strawberry cake were served as part of the events.[16] The cakes for the slices were prepared using fresh strawberries.[16] Additional foods served at the event included strawberry cupcakes, strawberry kutsinta (a steamed rice cake) and strawberry wine.[16] Some bakeries and restaurants purvey strawberry cake as a part of their fare.[17]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mesnier, R.; Chattman, L. (2007). Roland Mesnier's Basic to Beautiful Cakes. Simon & Schuster. pp. 63–72. ISBN 978-1-4165-4619-1.
  2. ^ Lambert, Alison (December 2, 2015). "In season: Strawberry cake". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Byrn, A. (2011). The Cake Mix Doctor’s 25 Best Birthday Cakes. Workman Shorts. Workman Publishing Company. pp. 31–33. ISBN 978-0-7611-6348-0.
  4. ^ Lee, S. (2005). Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Desserts. Sandra Lee semi-homemade. Wiley. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-696-22684-7.
  5. ^ a b Miller, W. (2015). Whitney Miller's New Southern Table: My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist. Thomas Nelson. pp. 241–242. ISBN 978-0-7180-1161-1.
  6. ^ a b Edmunds, K. (2015). Destination Desserts. WestBow Press. pts 8–11. ISBN 978-1-4908-8254-3.
  7. ^ Graslie, Serri (June 13, 2013). "Saving Grandma's Strawberry Cake From The Clutches Of Jell-O". NPR. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  8. ^ Byrn, A.; Fink, B. (2010). The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free. Workman Publishing Company. pp. 22–24. ISBN 978-0-7611-6098-4.
  9. ^ "5-Ingredient Strawberry Icebox Cake". Yahoo Food. August 7, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  10. ^ McCormack, N.J. (1989). Creative Quantity Cooking. Aspen Publishers. pp. 87–88. ISBN 978-0-8342-0058-6.
  11. ^ "Strawberry ricotta cake". The Christian Science Monitor. June 8, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  12. ^ Yen, Donna (May 12, 2015). "Cake of the Day: Ricotta Strawberry Cake". Yahoo Food. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  13. ^ "'Best ever' strawberry cake starts with a mix". Detroit News. January 13, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  14. ^ Pierce, Kim (February 3, 2015). "10 Valentine's Day gift ideas for people who don't like chocolate". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Largest fruit shortcake". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  16. ^ a b c Locsin, Joel (August 10, 2015). "Get ready for 6,000 slices of strawberry cake in Benguet". GMA News. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  17. ^ "Strawberry cake forever". Los Angeles Times. September 30, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2015.

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