Here’s a recipe to make fresh strawberry cake. The required ingredients are 250 gm of refined flour, 225 gm sugar, 200 gm butter, 3 eggs, 1 cup vanilla ice-cream, 1 spoon of vanilla essence and 1 ¼ tsp of baking soda. 500 gm of fresh strawberries washed well and cut into very small pieces.
First, grind the sugar in the mixer till it is in very fine powder form. Now, add eggs (yolk and white) and butter to this mixture of blended sugar, mix ice-cream, refined flour, vanilla essence, baking soda and blend again. You must blend extremely nicely and repeat the process at least 2-3 times to make the batter extremely smooth. Now, remove the batter in a large bowl.
Pre heat the oven at 180 C for 10 minutes. Now, bake the cake for 45 minutes, or till the time that a knife comes out clean when inserted in the centre of the cake. Remove and let it cool before cutting pieces. When the cake is getting baked, heat half of the minced strawberry with 100 gm of sugar on a low flame. Make thick syrup.
For the icing, take three tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add 20 tablespoons of icing sugar and keep beating till fluffy. Add one egg white and 2-3 drops of lemon juice and beat again. The icing is ready to use.
When the cake is still warm, using a thread to neatly slice it into two decks. Hold the thread tightly at the back of the cake. Firmly pull it slowly towards you. Do this with a steady hand till the thread has cut through the entire diameter of the cake. This will divide the cake into two decks. You can even divide the cake into three decks if you are confident.
Remove the top part and layer the lower deck first with icing. Then make a layer of the sugar-strawberry on the icing. Cover the top deck again. On the top deck, spread icing and strawberry syrup in a similar way. Garnish with the remaining fresh strawberry.