Strawberry cake is a cake that uses strawberry as a primary ingredient.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 the La Trinidad, Benguet municipality of the Philippines.
Strawberry cakes may be prepared with strawberries in the batter, with strawberries atop them, with strawberries or a strawberry filling in between the layers of a layer cake, and in any combination thereof. Some are prepared with strawberries incorporated into a frosting.Fresh or frozen strawberries may be used. Some may utilize strawberry-flavored gelatin as an ingredient, which can give the cake a pink color when it is mixed in with the batter. A garnish of strawberries is used on some strawberry cakes.Strawberry cake may be prepared as a gluten-free dish.
Some versions are served chilled, and some are frozen and then served in a partially frozen state.Ricotta cheese is sometimes used as an ingredient in the cake batter or as a topping. 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.It is sometimes prepared and served as a dish on Valentine’s Day.
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.The cake was prepared by several bakers and weighed a total of 21,213.40 lb (9,622.23 kg).
In March 2015 at the La Trinidad Strawberry Festival, 6,000 slices of strawberry cake were served as part of the events. The cakes for the slices were prepared using fresh strawberries. Additional foods served at the event included strawberry cupcakes, strawberry kutsinta (a steamed rice cake) and strawberry wine.Some bakeries and restaurants purvey strawberry cake as a part of their fare
Cake is a form of sweet dessert that is typically baked. In its oldest forms, cakes were modifications of breads, but cakes now cover a wide range of preparations that can be simple or elaborate, and that share features with other desserts such as pastries, meringues, custards, and pies.
Typical cake ingredients are flour, sugar, eggs, butter or oil, a liquid, and leavening agents, such as baking soda or baking powder. Common additional ingredients and flavourings include dried, candied, or fresh fruit, nuts, cocoa, and extracts such as vanilla, with numerous substitutions for the primary ingredients. Cakes can also be filled with fruit preserves or dessert sauces (like pastry cream), iced with buttercream or other icings, and decorated with marzipan, piped borders, or candied fruit.
Later, during the post-war boom, other American companies (notably General Mills) developed this idea further, marketing cake mix on the principle of convenience, especially to housewives. When sales dropped heavily in the 1950s, marketers discovered that the cake in a box rendered the cake-making function of housewives relatively dispiriting. This was a time when women, retired from the war-time labor force, and in a critical ideological period in American history, were confined to the domestic sphere and oriented towards the freshly blossoming consumerism in the US.
In order to compensate for this situation, the marketing psychologist Ernest Dichter ushered in the solution to the cake mix problem: frosting. Since making the cake was so simple, housewives and other in-home cake makers could expend their creative energy on cake decorating inspired by, among other things, photographs in magazines of elaborately decorated cakes.