Berenger Profile - (10148713)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Boating, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Strawberry Cake from Scratch
About this Cook
I'm a simple man who likes to eat simple food. Give me a good burger or slice of pizza any day.
My favorite things to cook
I love to grill on the barbecue or bake a fancy desert for my wife.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The best recipe I have from my family is a fantastic apple pancake.
My cooking triumphs
Most recently I baked a triple layer strawberry cake from scratch for my wife's birthday.
My cooking tragedies
I once overcooked a pizza. Oh the humanity!!!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Orange Party Cake I
I'm not any sort of baker. Once every few years or so I try to make a great cake for my wife's birthday. This year I made this recipe because I wanted to try something we've never had. The recipe was super easy and very delicious. As someone else suggested I only used half of the vanilla and replaced it with orange extract. Also I didn't want to use a bundt pan for a birthday cake so I used two 9" round pans. Baked perfectly at 375 for 30 minutes. For the icing I used 1 tub (16 oz) of whipped topping mixed with 8 oz of sour cream, 3/4 tsp of orange extract, and 2 cups of confectioners sugar. Then topped with some candied orange slices. Turned out really well although if I ever make it again I might try a chocolate based frosting for contrasting flavors. Either way you can't go wrong.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2013
Strawberry Cake from Scratch
I wanted to make a cake from scratch for my wife's birthday when I came across this recipe. After reading all of the reviews I carefully measured the flour after sifting and I beat the egg-whites separately. I used slightly less flour and butter hoping to make the cake fluffier. It still ended up being a fairly dense cake (but still delicious). I made the strawberry puree from scratch just using strawberries and sugar. For the frosting I used a homemade whip cream with more strawberry puree. I used 3x 9" pans for a triple layer cake. In between the layers I placed thinly sliced strawberries on top of a thin layer of icing. I covered those with splashes of the strawberry puree then added more frosting. To top it off I soaked halved strawberries in more puree and placed them on top. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is because it didn't come out as fluffy as I would have liked. However I'm not much of a baker so it's just as likely my fault as it is the recipe. But my wife loved it so I'm in her good graces until next year!

275 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2007

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