Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free)

Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free)

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Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

She begged & pleaded & I couldn’t resist. My baby girl turned ten this weekend & she wanted mama to bake her a Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake.

A layer cake to be precise. With one layer of vanilla cake & the other with a strawberry one. She then went into details about a cream cheese ~ whipped cream frosting. Oh…and not to forget a layer of strawberry jam between the layers.

Here’s how things worked out….

Happy Birthday! MarlaMeridith.com

You will be pleased to know that this cake is not only gluten free, but also free of refined sugars.

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

Everything is sweetened with maple syrup.

Both the cake layers and the Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting.

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

I’ll admit I even had a slice for breakfast the other day & felt great afterwards. No big sugar rush or anything.

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

My little gal had a great 10th b’day.

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

Her first time celebrating the big day here in Telluride. She has wonderful pals that sure know how to show a little gal a great time!

If you are not baking for any birthday parties any time soon, don’t fret. You can still go right on ahead & bake yourself a cake.

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | MarlaMeridith.com

Every day is worth a celebration!

Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 50 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Yield: 15-20 servings

Ingredients

    Gluten Free Vanilla Layer Cake
  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cups pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 large Egg, whisked
  • 1 3/4 cups Milk (I used fat free dairy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
  • Gluten Free Strawberry Layer Cake
  • 8 ounces fresh Strawberries, clean, trim stems, cut in 1/2 (should yield 1/2 cup Strawberry Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons all fruit Strawberry Jam
  • 2 cups Gluten Free Oat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 3/4 cups pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 large Egg, whisked
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk (I used fat free dairy milk)
  • 1 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted Coconut Oil
  • Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 pint Whipping Cream, chilled
  • 8 ounces softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup pure Maple Syrup
  • Between Layers
  • 1/2 cup all fruit Strawberry Jam
  • Topping
  • Fresh Strawberries

Method

    Cakes
  • Make each cake layer separately. Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. In large bowls whisk together dry ingredients. In other bowls whisk together wet ingredients. For strawberry layer: heat strawberries in a small pan over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon water. Bring to a boil, stir and cook a few minutes until strawberries soften. Stir in strawberry jam. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree. Add this puree to the wet ingredient bowl of the strawberry layer.
  • Prepare two 9X3 aluminum cake pans with cooking spray. For each layer: combine the wet and dry ingredients. Whisk the vanilla batter and the strawberry batter separately until you have no lumps. Transfer batters to the greased cake pans. Bake for about 35 minutes each or until a skewer comes out virtually crumb free. Let cakes cool completely on racks.
  • Maple Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Frosting
  • Whip cream in a mixer with the whip attachment until soft peaks form. Add cream cheese and maple syrup and continue to whip until the frosting is well combined. Put the frosting in the fridge until you are ready to frost the cake.
  • Cake Assembly
  • Carefully remove cake layers from pans. Slice off any doming with a serrated knife. Place one layer on a cake plate. Top with the 1/2 cup strawberry jam. Top that with the second layer. Spoon frosting over the layer cake. Decorate with fresh strawberry slices.
  • Serve cake with additional frosting on the side and fresh strawberries.
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41 Responses to Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free)

  1. I love the collage of her that you created! What a wonderful thing! I am horrible with my photo management of my daughter and need to get a way better system in place – seeing your collage is a big reminder!

    And the cake, no gluten, no refined sugars. Amazing! Pinned! And a very happy bday to your ‘baby’ :)

    • It’s funny Averie ~ the idea hit that I wanted to make the collage. It was kinda had to find lots of the older photos. Thank goodness for digital files sorted by year. Could you imagine if they were traditional images tucked away in shoe boxes? Never to be found again if that was the case! Thanks for the b’day wishes :)

  2. Your daughter is so lovely, Marla! There is something magical about ’10’. My son turned 10 earlier this year and transitioning to ‘tween’ status was a big deal I think.

    I love the cake. I am gluten free as are my kids so all our cakes are GF. Oat flour is one of my favorites to use for the flavor and texture. This cake is simply perfect!

    • Isn’t oat flour just awesome?? I love how adaptable it is & the fine crumb as well. I bet your kiddo had a great 10th!! Yes, it is a magical time :)

  3. We made this cake for our daughter’s 3rd birthday today and it was so delicious! However, neither layer rose very much and the resulting cake was super dense… not nearly as pretty as yours. Any suggestions on how to make the next one even better?

    • Hmmmm. Not sure why it did not rise much. I’m at high altitude & not sure how that affected the outcome on either end. Glad it tasted very good though!

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