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

  2. 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! :-)

  3. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  11. What a perfect color! I love this.

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

  13. 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.

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

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

  16. Holy cow, this is gorgeous! I love it.

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. Jen,

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


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

  22. Love the first picture. Beautiful food shot.

  23. 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!


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

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

  26. 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.

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

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

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

  30. 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!

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

  32. Kate@Diethood says:

    Holy moly, gorgeousssssss!
    The petals are perfect.

  33. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says:

    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..

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

  35. So beautiful!!!

  36. 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!

  37. these pictures (and this cake) are beautiful!!

  38. 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 :)

  39. 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!

  40. this is downright gorgeous!!!

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

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

  45. This cake is so gorgeous!

  46. 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

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

  48. 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!

  49. Quite dreamy indeed! Love the swirls in the middle.

  50. Oh…. what a lovely cake!!!

  51. 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! :-)

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

  53. 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!!

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

  55. 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!

  56. 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!!!

  57. 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 says:

      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 says:

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

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