Looking for a fresh, summery dessert that is sure to impress people without spending hours in the kitchen? This strawberry layer cake is the answer. Isn’t it gorgeous? Whether you are hosting a baby shower, graduation gathering or a memorial day barbecue, this dessert will wow your guests.
Think of it as a twist on strawberry shortcake. The cake layer is a cross between pound cake and shortcake – not too sweet, a great crumb, and it holds up well to the whipped cream without getting soggy. The filling? Simply sweetened vanilla whipped cream and freshly sliced strawberries. Can you believe it? It looks like so much more. You can’t beat it in simplicity, taste or presentation. If you have a smaller crowd, you can easily make half of the recipe and still have enough. But I love the four layers, and it is just as good the second day.
Another hint: these cakes freeze well and are a snap to put together. Make and freeze the cakes ahead of time. Simply defrost and fill the day of your event, and you have a knockout dessert that will impress (and feed) a crowd. Sometimes simple is best. You don’t have to fill others in, though. Let them think you slaved for hours over this beauty. Your secret is safe with me.