Five and a half years, 55 cakes later, the opportunity to bake a Strawberry Cake with the Cake Slice Bakers has arrived! My daughter recently had a birthday in April and I begged her to choose this cake. She didn't budge. A coworker was lucky enough to have a birthday a few days apart, and I decided to bake this for her.
As I prepped for the cake, I realized this was going to be a four layer cake, also a first for me with the cake slice. I read through the recipe carefully, wanting to avoid any error, since the cake was for a birthday celebration. I decided the filling was not going to be enough for me to layer in between the four cake layers. I doubled it. You can't have enough decadent mousse in a cake, it's one of my favorite fillings for a cake.
I loved how the cake layers baked up. I loved the flavor of the cake. A perfect balance of vanilla and almond. The buttercream was also delicious. Loved everything about it.
The only thing I would do different the next time around is cut the recipe in half! It was an enormous cake! Four layers, and 8" high! I honestly thought was going to collapse on the way to work! It made it safely!
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