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Eggless Fresh Strawberry Cake with cream cheese frosting

A vegan fresh strawberry cake with moist tender crumb and 2 delicious layers of frosting.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 -18
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • For preparing strawberry puree
  • 400 grams Fresh Strawberries washed then hulled and sliced .
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Final strawberry puree used is 1.5 cups/ 310 ml
  • Dry ingredients-
  • 2 ¾ cup / 360 grams – All purpose flour , maida
  • ¼ cup / 32 grams - Corn flour ,Corn starch *
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon zest optional but recommended
  • 1.5 cups / 310 grams granulated sugar ,raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Wet ingredients-
  • ¾ cup / 160 ml oil of choice , tasteless one
  • ½ cup / 150 ml - Dairy free yogurt *
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Sprinkle sugar on the sliced Strawberries, cover and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 deg C/ 350 deg F.
  • Prepare the pan by lightly greasing with oil and then sprinkling some flour on the base and sides.
  • Cut a parchment paper tracing the base of the pan and place it in the pan.
  • Sift and measure dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Puree the strawberries.
  • Measure and place wet ingredients in another bowl.
  • Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones slowly.
  • Use a whip/ balloon attachment to whip the batter.
  • Whip until mixed without lumps, do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and tap the pan gently on the counter to let the air bubbles escape if any.
  • Place a rose pin in the center of the pan if available. Refer to the tips mentioned above in the post.
  • Bake on the middle rack for 35-40 minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes clean or with few tender crumbs and not liquid batter.
  • After 15 minutes, loosen the sides of the pan with a butter knife.
  • Invert the cake carefully and cool it completely on a wired rack.
  • If decorating then cover the cake with cling and foil wrap , place it in the fridge for 3-4 hours or overnight for easy handling while frosting.

Notes

All ingredients need to be at room temperature.
I have used 10” square pan .
This recipe makes one 9 “ cake / 10 “ cake or 9*13 cake, Bundt cake.
For one 8” cake or two 6 “cakes simply cut the recipe in half – baking time will vary accordingly.
The consistency of batter needs to be thick so I don’t feel the need for extra liquid.
Use a teaspoon liquid at a time if batter feels difficult to whip.

Possible Substitutes

You may use frozen strawberry puree too.
I have used dairy free yogurt alternative.
Use yogurt of your choice. (No sour yogurt please)
If sugar granules are big then pulse it in a blender after measuring so that it melts quickly in the batter.
Substitute cornflour ( cornstarch) with equal amount of All purpose flour.
You may swap all purpose flour ( maida)  with wheat flour (atta )
Substitute lemon juice with equal amount of vinegar.
I have used vegan cream cheese frosting.
You may use frosting of your choice.

How to store frosted cake?

Do not store it over the counter.
Cream cheese frosted cake will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Can you freeze cream cheese frosted cake?

Cream cheese will change texture and become more runny after freezing.
You may freeze the cake without frosting by wraping it in double layer of plastic wrap and foil.
Thaw 3-4 hours at room temperature
 
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 18g | Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg