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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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Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

A classic flavor that never fails to delight, especially with the tasty combination of cinnamon and cream cheese on top. Recipe from Sprinkles!

Cake ingredients
1 ½ C flour
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg (less if dried)
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 C brown sugar
¾ C vegetable oil
¼ C buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 large carrots, finely grated (about 1 ¾ C grated)
1/3 C chopped toasted walnuts (I chopped first, then toasted)

Frosting ingredients
8oz cream cheese
½ C (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/8 tsp salt
3 ¾ C powdered sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp vanilla

Directions

Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Beat together the brown sugar, oil, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla on medium-high until smooth, about 1 minute.

Add in half the flour mixture, then the carrots and walnuts, and the remaining flour mixture. Beat until just combined after each addition.

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

For the frosting, cream together the cream cheese, butter and salt until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until just incorporated.

Add in cinnamon and vanilla, beat until blended.

Slather on copious amounts of frosting, and enjoy!

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