Strawberry Cake

This three layered cake is filled with strawberry reduction in the middle. You can’t have a more strawberry cake than this.For the cake base you will need the following ingredients:🍓 3 cups of flour🍓2 cups of castor sugar🍓4 eggs🍓1/2 cup of vegetable oil🍓1/2 cup or 60gms of butter🍓 1/2 cup of buttermilk🍓2 tbsp Baking powder🍓1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda🍓1/2 cup of strawberry puree🍓 One teaspoon of Strawberry essenceSift all the dry ingredients together. Mix butter and sugar together and beat for a minute. Add in oil and beat for another minute. Add in one egg at a time and beat till the mix doubles. Add in all the dry ingredients and fold in. No need to over beat. Add in strawberry essence and pulp and fold. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Pour the mix in your greased pans and bake for 35 minutes or till the skewer comes clean.Let the cakes come to room temperature. Take a serrated knife and cut the cake into 3 parts. Brush some sugar syrup over the cake.For the strawberry reduction. Take 2 cups of chopped strawberries and add in one cup of sugar and let them come to a boil. Wait for the excess water to evaporate. When the mix gets thick remove it from the stove and let it cool down. Spread the reduction using a spoon in each cake layer.For buttercream frosting:Take 2 cups of butter and one cup of icing sugar and cream it together. Add in one teaspoon of fresh cream for extra gloss. Make three parts of this cream. Add pink, blue and purple gel colours. Spread pink colour first then blue then purple last. Pro tip: For second layer pipe from the middle and then spread. For third layer pipe from the top and spread using a pallet knife. That way you can see all the layers. Decorate with fresh strawberries dusted with golden colour and fresh flowers.

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