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Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake | kMix Recipe Series

June 30, 2017

It’s a bit of a tradition at work that you bring in your own cake on your birthday. Not wanting to buy a cake, I took on the challenge to bake my own cake, a Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake!

Once again I put my Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer to good use making my Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake. It’s honestly made baking so much easier. This time I used it for more than just the cake mixture. I used it to create my cake filling as well, using the whisk attachment (I accidentally forgot to put my card in my camera at this point so I apologise I have no pics of this stage, but the kMix did not take long to whip up the cream!)

Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe

I used a very simple vanilla cake recipe, I didn’t want anything to take away from the strawberries and cream. As usual I baked it the night before decorating, as I wanted it completely cool before decorating with fresh cream. FYI once the cream is done you have two days to eat this cake! Although it won’t take my team that long at all… haha!

Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake

I figured a Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake would be the perfect summer birthday cake. Especially with Wimbledon about to start. That’s all about the strawberries and cream right?! As ever I got Dr W to taste test my cake first. He really enjoyed his slice… he also enjoyed licking the bowl from the cream mixture! I hope my office enjoy it today as much as he did.

Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake Decorating

Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake

A decadent summer birthday cake!
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Author MissPond


For the Cake

  • 250 g Caster sugar
  • 250 g Self raising flour
  • 250 g Butter softened
  • 4 Medium eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence

For the Filling

  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla essence
  • 200 g Icing sugar sieved
  • 200 g Strawberries chopped

For the Topping

  • 125 g Icing sugar sieved
  • 2 tbsp Warm water
  • Sprinkles


For the Cake

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan. Grease a round, 20cm tin, then line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Using a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together until pale and fluffy on a medium speed.
  3. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, giving the mix a really good beating at a high speed before adding the next.
  4. (Add 1 tbsp of flour if the mix starts to look slimy rather than fluffy.)
  5. Fold flour into the batter on a low setting in the mixer.
  6. Spoon the mix into the tin and bake for around 1hr 20mins until golden or a skewer inserted into the middle should come out clean. (It may need a protective 'hat' of greaseproof paper after an hour of cooking).
  7. Allow to cool completely.

For the Filling

  1. Whisk the cream, icing sugar and vanilla together until stiff peaks form.
  2. Stir in the chopped strawberries.
  3. Cut the cake in half and spread the mixture on top of the bottom layer, then put the top of the cake on.

For the Topping

  1. Mix the icing sugar and water together, spoon over the top of the cake. Add the sprinkles for fun!
Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake Recipe

Have you baked your own birthday cake before? Would you try my Strawberries and Cream Birthday Cake? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. * I was sent the Kenwood kMix for recipe development. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.

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  • Reply Andra Dorolti July 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    I have never actually baked my birthday cake before! And I am almost 30 hihi.. but I do usually do it for my friends!
    Andra x

  • Reply Michelle Twin Mum July 12, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, our cake looks great, it has such a nice rise. I love a stand mixer they make things so much easier. Mich x

  • Reply Olivia July 12, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    This looks so delicious and I love that it’s a simple recipe/method!x

  • Reply Becca Talbot July 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I reckon this cake would do for other occasions than just birthdays 😛 It looks delicious and sounds pretty simple to make too, which is always a bonus! x

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