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Strawberry Lemonade Cake

A summertime staple, now in delicious, baked-good form!

Ingredients
4 large eggs
1 ½ C sugar
¾ C oil
¾ C milk
½ C lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
½ C strawberry puree
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp lemon zest
2 ¼ C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Frosting Ingredients
2 C heavy whipping cream
¼ C sugar
Strawberry puree, lemon zest, or lemon extract as desired

Directions

Combine eggs and sugar. Mix on high until volume has increased and liquid is thick.

Gradually add in olive oil. Add in remaining liquid ingredients (milk, lemon juice, strawberry puree, vanilla extract), and lemon zest. Mix until smooth.

Use a spatula to gently mix in dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt).

Divide batter evenly into desired cake pans.

Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean (varies by size of pan).

Whisk heavy whipping cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. For extra taste, add in strawberry puree or lemon zest or extract.

For layered cakes, alternate layers of cake, whipped topping, and sliced strawberries for extra flair. Garnish with strawberries if desired.

Enjoy!

(recipe adapted from here)

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Red Velvet Cupcakes, variation 1

You really can’t go wrong with red velvet cupcakes. I’ve found that most recipes call for the same ingredients in slightly different quantities, and all of them end up as delicious pieces of heaven covered in cream cheese frosting – yum! This recipe adapted from Sprinkles.

Cupcake Ingredients
1 ½ C flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 C buttermilk, shaken
1 ¾ tsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 oz red food coloring
1 ¼ C (10 Tbsp) unsalted butter, softened
1 ¼ C sugar
2 large eggs

Frosting Ingredients
1x 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/8 tsp salt
3 ½ C powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions

Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt)

Combine wet ingredients (buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, food coloring)

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing until just combined

Add in half the dry ingredients, then the buttermilk mixture, and the remaining dry ingredients. Mix until just blended

Divide the batter into your preferred baking pan, bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

Frosting Directions

Cream together the butter, cream cheese and salt until light and fluffy

Gradually mix in the powdered sugar

Add the vanilla and mix until just combined

Add milk if needed for desired texture

Slather on in heaping quantities, and enjoy!

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