Ina Garten Always Bakes 2 Strawberry Cakes At A Time

For those looking for a strawberry cake recipe with some outstanding flavor that feels like summertime sweetness in every bite, you may want to consider baking Ina Garten's Country Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream. Shared by Food & Wine, it's full of everyday ingredients you probably have in your refrigerator, and with a bit of skill, you'll be able to whip this up in just a couple of hours. There are plenty of other strawberry cake recipes out there, but this one is worth trying.

Baking a cake is a fantastic way to add some sweetness to any day, but it also takes some patience. You'll spend a good amount of time pulling everything out, measuring ingredients, greasing pans, and then waiting for that perfect cake to bake. Garten shares that if you're going to go through all of that trouble, it's worth making two cakes instead of one, according to Food & Wine. And who doesn't want two, after all?

Make two strawberry cakes

There are a few tips for getting this strawberry cake recipe just right, like allowing the unsalted butter, sour cream, and eggs needed to come to room temperature before you use them, as noted by Kitchn. This will help them incorporate better with the other ingredients when it's time to mix them. Be sure to pick up some beautiful, bright red strawberries to layer on top, too.

While you could bake just one layered cake, Garten's recipe makes enough for two separate eight-inch cakes. Just make sure you double-check the amount of whipped cream topping to ensure it covers all of the cake.

Garten shares, per Food & Wine, that this cake can easily be frozen for up to a month. But, if you plan to do so, explains The Washington Post, you should first allow the frosting to firm in the refrigerator or freezer for an hour or two and wrap the cake as tightly as possible in plastic wrap beforehand.

Alternatively, you could make two and give one to a friend.