Total 2 hours and 30 minutes
Active 60 mins
Makes 8 to 10 servings
This is fresh, light cake highlights the color and natural flavor of strawberries. The cake itself is bright white, a beautiful contrast to the red berries and pink frosting. I love making frosting using the fruit itself to capture the natural color of strawberries. There is no better way to celebrate peak strawberry season than to make this cake and enjoy it with those you love!
TIP: Cream of tartar helps keep the egg whites from becoming overbeaten and dry.
Frosting the cake with a crumb layer seals in all of the crumbs and moisture. Chill the cake for a little while, then ice with a thick layer for a nice, clean frosting layer with no crumbs in it.
If the cake is tall and needs some stability, push a bamboo skewer or a straw into the center of the cake before finishing frosting the cake.