Strawberries ‘n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free)

by Marla on October 30, 2013 · 41 comments

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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….

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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) | FamilyFreshCooking.com

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

My little gal had a great 10th b’day.

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

Strawberries 'n Cream Birthday Cake (Gluten Free) | FamilyFreshCooking.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) | FamilyFreshCooking.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 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie @ carmelmoments.com October 30, 2013 at 5:54 am

Looks delicious! Sounds like what my 9 year old daughter would pick. She loves her strawberries. It’s her half birthday. I should surprise her with it.

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2 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:49 am

Ahhhhh. You should Melanie, bet she would love it!

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3 Jenny Flake October 30, 2013 at 6:15 am

Too cute Marla! Your kids are just the cutest!!

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4 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:49 am

Thanks so much Jenny!

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5 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 30, 2013 at 6:17 am

What a nice birthday cake! I like the use of the maple in the frosting!

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6 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:50 am

Thanks Kevin ~ the maple syrup really adds a nice rich flavor!

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7 Rosa October 30, 2013 at 6:43 am

A wonderful cake for a beautiful girl! Happy Birthday to her.

Cheers,

Rosa

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8 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:51 am

Hi Rosa ~ thank you. She is my sweetie :)

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9 HeatherChristo October 30, 2013 at 6:51 am

I am majorly into gluten free baking right now, and love this. Thanks Marla!

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10 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:52 am

Cool! GF baking is easier then ever before thanks to all the great flours out there :)

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11 Carolyn October 30, 2013 at 7:05 am

Your daughter is growing into a beautiful young woman!

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12 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:52 am

Thanks Carolyn…..more beautiful everyday ~ i’m soooo grateful!

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13 Marian (Sweetopia) October 30, 2013 at 7:35 am

Even for someone with a sweet tooth, I do love gluten-free and non “sugar rush” cakes, and this one looks amazing!!

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14 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:53 am

Sometimes we crave the “rush” other times not so much ;) Your treats always tempt Marian!

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15 Julie @ Table for Two October 30, 2013 at 7:50 am

beautiful birthday cake!! can i have a slice? :)

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16 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:55 am

Of course! Come on over Julie!!

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17 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

I want it to be my birthday!! PRETTY!

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18 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:58 am

Ha! Come on over & pretend it is :)

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19 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

Simply stunning, Marla! Your kids are so adorable!

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20 Marla October 31, 2013 at 4:58 am

Thank you Lauren ~ they sure do make a mama proud :)

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21 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

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’ :)

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22 Marla October 31, 2013 at 5:00 am

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 :)

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23 Toni | Boulder Locavore October 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

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!

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24 Marla October 31, 2013 at 5:02 am

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 :)

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25 Maria | Pink Patisserie October 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

What a lovely cake and equally lovely that it’s made with out the refined sugars. Perfect birthday AND breakfast food!

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26 Marla October 31, 2013 at 5:02 am

See ~ glad you can agree on it’s adaptability for both dessert & breakfast. Great minds ;)

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27 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 30, 2013 at 11:15 am

Marla, she is such a precious little lady and this is the best, most beautiful cake you could have chosen to celebrate her! It’s just gorgeous, and I love the flavors!

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28 Marla October 31, 2013 at 5:05 am

Awwww…..thanks Georgia!!! You are so sweet. It was such a special day for her :)

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29 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Such a lovely cake for your daughter’s birthday, I love the strawberry jam sandwiched between the layers!

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30 Marla October 31, 2013 at 5:05 am

That jam certainly adds a little something special :) Thank you!

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31 Megan {Country Cleaver} October 31, 2013 at 8:39 am

What a great birthday treat!! And happy birthday to that shining faced gorgeous gem of a girl!!

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32 Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch October 31, 2013 at 11:13 am

This cake look lovely Marla! I love how you made it gluten free and used the maple syrup to help make it healthier! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl, she sure is lovely and has great taste!

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33 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Awww, your girl is growing up way too soon. So beautiful! Happy Birthday to her and what a delicious cake for celebration :)

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34 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 31, 2013 at 8:34 pm

Gorgeous cake, Marla!

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35 grochax November 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

Nice recipe!

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36 Sara | Simply Happenstance January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

Your daughter is gorgeous! Can’t wait to make this dreamy cake! Recently went gluten-free so this is perfect!!!

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37 Stacy January 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

What a sweet birthday cake, just shows you don’t have to miss out even though you require gluten free. I’ve shared it with my readers in my latest blog post, it’s standing proud with other gluten free birthday cakes http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/gluten-free-birthday-cakes/ hope you like the post?

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38 Marla January 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

Your post looks wonderful ~ thanks for the cake link LOVE :)

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39 Alanna March 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

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?

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40 Marla March 22, 2014 at 6:37 pm

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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41 Stacey Roberson October 5, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Mmmm. I love strawberries! Looks healthy and delicious.

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