4 Layer cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Who doesn’t love layer cakes. They are especially useful when you need to feed a crowd. the assembly can be little tricky but the results are always awesome.

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Ingredients :

Self Rising Flour 3 cups

Graham Cracker Crumbs finely ground 1 cup

Granulated Sugar 1 1/2 cup

Butter 3 sticks at room temperature salted

1 1/2 tsp Baking powder

Salt 1/2 tsp

Heavy Cream or Half and Half 1/3 cup

Eggs 6

Vanilla Extract 1 Tbsp

Almond Extract 1 Tbsp

For filling and covering :

Strawberry jam 1 1/2 cup

Buttercream Frosting about 4 cups

Strawberry puree 2 tbsp.

Cut Strawberries about 2 cups

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare 4  – 8 inch round cake pans by spraying Pam spray and flour or place parchment paper in the pans. I only have 2 8 inch pans so I baked the cakes separately twice.

Mix together Flour, Graham Crackers and Baking powder and keep aside.

Whisk Milk, Cream, Eggs and Vanilla and Almond extracts and keep aside.

In a stand mixer, beat Butter first for couple of minutes then add sugar slowly and beat slowly first and then on high for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes. Scrape the bowl but leave the mixture in it.

Keep the mixer running on low speed and slowly add the dry ingredients and wet ingredients alternating 1/2 cup at a time. Mix for couple of minutes until combined.

Divide the batter in 4 equal parts and pour in cake pans. Bake each pan for about 27 minutes or so.

Let cool a little and remove. Be careful when removing as the cake might break. If you happen to break one of the layers, don’t worry. just make a 3 layer cake.

Add Strawberry puree to your choice of buttercream frosting and mix.

Once the cakes are cooled, refrigerate for an hour. Remove from refrigerator and add a layer of strawberry jam and a layer of Frosting in between 2 layers. You will get 3 fillings between layers if you are making a four layer cake. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and cover the cake lightly with Frosting only. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes and give a final coat of Frosting. Add decorations if any and top with cut strawberries.

enjoy

xoxo!!

Recipe for cake is from The cake Blog.

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