Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake ~ @SavorySimple #Recipe

Why yes, I know that it’s the middle of winter.  But guess what?  I made this strawberry swirl dream cake entirely from frozen strawberries!  Frozen fruits and vegetables are a wonderful thing.  They might not be quite as exciting as beautiful fresh produce from the market but there’s no way I’d give up berries all year long.

Do you like that pretty petal effect I created with the frosting?  You can find a step-by-step tutorial on how to create the effect over at The Hungry Housewife (her cake looks so perfect next to mine!  I need to keep practicing).

Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake ~ @SavorySimple #Recipe

I’ve developed this cake for California Strawberries and I want to pass along a really fun Valentine’s Day contest they’re hosting at the moment!  They’re currently looking for the most romantic California Strawberries food photo and the winner will receive a $250 Amazon gift card!  To enter, head over to California Strawberries and upload a photo (you’ve taken yourself) of a strawberry dish or dessert that has romantic appeal by Monday February 11, 2013.

Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake ~ @SavorySimple #Recipe

And be sure to head over to California Strawberries to get my recipe for Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake!

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  • http://www.mangotomato.com Olga @ MangoTomato

    oh em gee! the cake looks GORGEOUS! And what a pretty color. Would you like to deliver a piece to me for lunch? :)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I’m always offering leftovers! This whole thing was available for YOU. YOU just to take a journey to Bethesda, a.k.a. the other end of the universe :D

  • http://www.burlapandbutterknives.wordpress.com Jessica @ Burlap and Butter Knives

    This looks great!

    Your frosting looks great, it takes time, no one is perfect at first.

    When I iced my first cake 15+years ago, I threw it ACROSS the room… and the turntable… :-/ There is hope for you yet, I promise! :-)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      The is a patience to this art. I’m sure if I did it everyday I’d be really good at it but I go months in between baking layer cakes. Same with decorative cookies.

  • http://www.girlversusdough.com Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    This looks MAGICAL. I have a soft spot for strawberry cakes because I have them every year for my birthday. :) So, um, pretty sure I’m going to have to make this ASAP!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      There’s just something about strawberry cake! It’s one of my favorites as well :)

  • http://www.noblepig.com cathy @ Noble Pig

    This is totally gorgeous…!!! Who cares that it’s winter. And what a cool contest…need to look through my photos!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Cathy! Isn’t it a great contest? They run them pretty regularly and the prizes are always very generous!

  • http://www.bakeaholicmama.com carrie @ Bakeaholic mama

    OH MY GOD> This is so pretty and I bet it tastes even better.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      It tasted pretty darn good! I wish we were neighbors so I could have brought you some. I made my friends come get all but once slice. The slice in the photo was all mine :D

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Hello, gorgeous! This cake looks positively dreamy, a perfect name!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Laura!

  • http://acupofmascarpone.com Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    So romantic and beautiful for the strawberry contest…good luck, Laura! …and I think you did a great job on your petal decorating!

  • http://acupofmascarpone.com Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    Sorry Jen, I typed Laura instead of Jen, seeing Laura’s comment above mine! :) Either way…it’s beautiful!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Ha, I’ve done the same thing!

  • http://eat-your-heart-out.net Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

    So pretty! And I love that you can use frozen berries

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you! I’ve been on a frozen cherry kick for the past week. SOOOO good in smoothies!

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Wow! Jen, this cake looks amazing! I love the piping and and the styling. Swoon!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Anna!

  • http://www.grubarazzi.com Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi)

    What a perfect color! I love this.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you!

  • http://littlekitchie.blogspot.com Little Kitchie

    PERFECT cake for Valentine’s day!!! This is such a happy cake to see in the middle of winter!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks! I figured it was a good choice for the holiday :)

  • Tanya

    This is such a pretty cake. My husbands birthday is very close to valentines day so maybe Ill make this for his birthday cake and we can have the leftovers on valentines day. That way I will only have to make one cake instead of two.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I think that sounds like a fabulous idea!

  • http://wee-eats.com natalie

    this is possibly the prettiest cake that i have seen IN MY WHOLE LIFE!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      oh wow, thank you so much, natalie!

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Wow, Jen – this cake is just stunning! You are totally inspiring me to get into cakes – although I can’t decorate them!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Chung-Ah! Cake decorating is definitely an art for that takes practice. I only practice like twice a year which is why my lines aren’t even. But it’s fun!

  • http://bakeyourday.net Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Holy cow, this is gorgeous! I love it.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks Cassie!

  • http://www.unegaminedanslacuisine.com/ Valerie

    Exquisite! I adore layer cakes…if only I could have a slice of this dreamy dream cake right this very second! :D

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I wish I could give you one!

  • http://www.thelawstudentswife.com Erin@LawStudentsWife

    Romantic? Call me head over heels for frozen berries and fruits! Our freezer is filled with both. I mean, really–life is too short to wait until summer to cherish strawberries. This cake is beautiful. Way to go!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Erin! Life is indeed too short to wait for summer.

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    My daughter is turning 6 in 2 weeks and she has requested a strawberry cake and this could be the answer to my recipe quest. Gorgeous, Jen!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Averie! Let me know if you make it. I’d love a 6 year old’s seal of approval on my cake. They are completely honest.

  • http://daisysworld.net daisy

    Jen,

    This is an absolutely gorgeous cake! I bet it tastes delicious as well. You’ve got a winner here. Well done.

    daisy

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Daisy! Your new ice cream post has me drooling!

  • http://friskycook.blogspot.in/ Neel|Eastern aroma

    These look DIVINE!! as always, your picture is GORGEOUS. Looks like I could just reach the my computer screen and grab one! ( I wish :)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Neel! I wish I could offer you a slice!

  • http://stowell.wordpress.com Roger Stowell

    Love the first picture. Beautiful food shot.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you as always for the kind words, Roger!

  • http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts

    Gorgeous photos, Jen!
    My daughter would adore that cake for her birthday. And since it’s in April, you’re right–the frozen berries taste way better than anything else I can get in April in Ohio!

    Thanks!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Kirsten! I would be honored if you made this for her.

  • Kathryn

    This is one of the most beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I take that as the ultimate compliment. It really means a lot coming from you, your food is always so beautiful!

  • http://thelittleloaf.wordpress.com thelittleloaf

    Heading over to get the recipe now, this looks like pink dreamy perfection!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much!

  • http://thedomesticrebel.com Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Oh my goodness gracious, Jen. I think I may be purchasing a one-way ticket to Bethesda right now to devour the remainders of this gorgeous cake. I heart strawberry cake! And that frosting.. I want to get down and dirty with it.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I would love nothing more than to have you as a guest and gorge on cake with you. Come on over! :)

  • http://peanutbutterandpeppers.com Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    Just gorgous! I LOVE strawberries! This is such a creative recipe! I want a slice right now!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Jennifer! I wish I could send you a slice!

  • http://www.masalaherb.com/blog Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb

    Nice work, the petals look pretty neat. We are in the middle of Strawberry season here and your post is well timed. =)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I am jealous! I wish we had a longer strawberry season here.

  • http://www.motherthyme.com Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    This cake is stunning and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much!

  • http://domesticfits.com Jackie @ Domestic Fits

    Gorgeous! I live in California, and we get to have a nearly year round strawberry season. One of my favorite things about living here is how much produce is almost always in season. This cake looks incredible, beautiful job!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Jackie! There are so many reasons I would love living in California. I wish I could transport my entire life (friends, family, etc) there.

  • http://www.createamazingmeals.com Susan

    Just gorgeous, Jen! I love strawberry cake so will have to try this.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you, Susan!

  • Kate@Diethood

    Holy moly, gorgeousssssss!
    The petals are perfect.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Kate! It look me about 10 tries to get it right. Cake decorating takes a kind patience I’m not sure I have on a regular basis.

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    I’m amazed at how perfect this cake looks, seriously it looks almost too good to eat! But I’d get over that issue real fast and devour a slice!
    Great job..

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Gerry! I certainly got over it quickly.

  • http://Www.thehungryhousewife.com Leslie

    Your cake is stunning!!! Thanks for the link love!!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you for the fantastic tutorial!

  • http://thefitspirit.com Jess

    So beautiful!!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks Jess!

  • http://www.blondeambitionblog.net Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    This is one of the coolest cakes I’ve ever seen! The inside and outside are both gorgeous in their own way. I bet it tastes great too, I can’t believe it was made with frozen strawberries!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Katie!

  • http://www.whatmegansmaking.com megan @ whatmegansmaking

    these pictures (and this cake) are beautiful!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you, Megan!

  • http://www.bonibakes.com Siobhan

    Strawberry Swirl Dream Cake… I can only dream of being able to make something that looks this good. I love the inside of the cake… it’s so perfect, almost looks like you planned the colouring in those exact places.
    Fabulicious :)

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Siobhan! It wasn’t very difficult and I have no doubt you could do it!

  • http://sallysbakingaddiction.com sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Jen, this is the most beautiful cake I have EVER seen. EVER. EVER. You are so talented and I don’t think I could ever make one look this gorgeous. The only thing better than its looks is the way it tastes. I wish I had a slice right now!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Wow, Sally, that is the sweetest compliment I could ever hope to receive. I know you could make a gorgeous cake as well and I wish I could send you a slice!

  • http://www.shugarysweets.com Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    this is downright gorgeous!!!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks so much Aimee!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

    What a gorgeous cake! I love the pedal effect that you created with the frosting!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • http://www.piesandplots.net Laura Dembowski

    That cake is insanely beautiful. I can’t imagine the time and care it took you to make it. Frozen fruit is very reliable, but I find fresh strawberries are pretty tasty in the winter too.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Laura!

  • http://www.tartineandapronstrings.com/ Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

    Delicious! My 6-year-old daughter just asked me to make her a strawberry cake! What perfect timing! I might just try this one – it’s so pretty!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      If you make it, please let me know what she thinks! There is no better compliment than the praises of a child. They are always honest :)

  • http://thespicedlife.com/ Laura

    Gorgeous! And I so agree about frozen produce. We finally had to buy another freezer almost exclusively for frozen tomatoes, blueberries, rhubarb and whatever else it occurs to me to freeze throughout the year.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      I could REALLY use another freezer!

  • http://www.macaroniandcheesecake.com Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

    This cake is so gorgeous!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Stephanie!

  • http://wickedgoodkitchen.com/ Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Girlfriend, you had me at “Strawberry Swirl” and “Dream” let alone “Cake”! (Hopeless romantic, much?) Love, love, love your idea of bringing spring and summer into the dull of winter using frozen strawberries. Look forward to sharing with you my strawberry cake recipe that I conjured up whilst imagining for a moment that I was Elvis Presley’s pastry chef, LOL! Your cake recipe is so romantic and ideal for Valentine’s Day. Your cake icing skills are spot on! xoxo

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much for the kind words :)

  • http://homecookingadventure.com/ Ella-Home Cooking Adventure

    Very beautiful:) Love the marbled effect and the petals. Amazing cake,

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Ella!

  • http://lifesafeast.blogspot.com Jamie

    Jennifer, this is so so beautiful! I always have frozen berries in my fridge and love using them! But I haven’t puréed any yet and added to batter or icing like this! Stunning!

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thank you so much, Jamie!

  • http://www.kitchenkonfidence.com Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    Quite dreamy indeed! Love the swirls in the middle.

    • https://plus.google.com/u/0/116899699259024089659/posts Jennifer Farley

      Thanks, Brandon!

  • http://kawibawibo.wordpress.com/ Sally

    Oh…. what a lovely cake!!!

  • http://www.breathelighter.wordpress.com Debra

    California strawberries having quite hit our farmer’s markets yet, but they’re coming soon! This is an absolutely gorgeous cake. It’s a real show stopper! :-)

  • http://hskillet.blogspot.com Jenn and Seth

    this is really beautiful! i’m in total awe right now!

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Sorry it took me a long time to get to visit your post on my pc (but have seen on my iphone…). Amazing, beautiful, simply gorgeous!!! I love this – totally dream cake inside out!!

  • Meghan

    What a beautiful cake! So pretty with the swirls and even better that it’s pink!

  • http://veryculinary.com/ Amy @Very Culinary

    I just showed Trevor and he screamed “IS THAT WHAT YOU”RE MAKING FOR MY BIRTHDAY???” I guess I am now. But it won’t be nearly as pretty!

  • http://littleferrarokitchen.com Samantha @FerraroKitchen

    This is just gorgeous!!! I have yet to make a layer cake and they’re usually chocolate which I can’t eat. But this is just wonderful!!!

  • AJ

    Oh no – it looks like the link to the recipe is no longer valid. Is there any other way I can get this? It looks so yummy and I would love to make it!!

    • Jennifer Farley

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention, AJ! I’ve contacted California Strawberries and will hopefully have a fixed link soon. I’ll let you know when it’s fixed.

    • Jennifer Farley

      AJ- the link is working now! Thanks again for letting me know.