Strawberry puree layer cake
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Strawberry puree layer cake

Strawberry puree layer cake: a pillowy creamy sponge cake filled with strawberries. Dairy-free, egg-free and delicious! I used a 11 x 7 inch brownie pan to bake this. Note: If you're using a bigger or smaller cake pan the baking time might be different.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: vegan
Keyword: layer cake, sponge cake, strawberries, strawberry puree, vegan
Servings: 8
Author: Tiina from My Berry Forest

Ingredients

Strawberry sponge cake

  • 150 ml / 0,6 cups plant-based milk
  • 100 ml plant-based yogurt
  • 100 ml canola oil or other neutral flavored oil
  • 160 g / 5,6 oz fresh strawberries
  • 195 g (~300 ml) / 1,2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 45 g (~100 ml) / 0,4 cups almond flour
  • 130 g ( ~150 ml) / 0,6 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or 1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder
  • 1,5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Strawberry puree

  • 160 g / 5,6 oz fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp sugar or other sweetener Optional - use sweetener if strawberries are not sweet

Decorating the cake

  • 250 ml / 1 cup plant-based cream for whipping
  • 100 g / 3,5 oz strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 C / 392 F. Grease a baking pan with oil or place parchment paper on the bottom and edges.
  • Mix together milk, yogurt and oil.
  • Chop strawberries.
  • Combine all dry ingredients: flours, sugars, baking powder and salt.
  • Add milk-yogurt-oil mixture and mix well. Add chopped strawberries and combine everything into a smooth batter. Don't over mix the batter.
  • Pour cake batter into a baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool for a while in the pan before removing it.
  • Blend strawberry puree until smooth and whip plant-based cream until fluffy.
  • Cut cake into two pieces (roughly two square pieces if using a brownie pan like I am) and spread strawberry puree on top of bottom layer. 
  • Spread whipped cream on top and place the second layer on top. Add puree and cream and decorate with strawberries. 
  • NOTE: This yummy cake gets even better the next day when the flavors are enhanced.