How to make it

  • Make cake:
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add vanilla and blend smooth.
  • Mix flour and baking powder and add alternating with milk to creamed mixture.
  • Beat whites until stiff not dry and fold into mixture.
  • Divide mixture into 3, 10 inch greased and floured ( lined with wax paper ) cake pans.
  • Bake in a 375F oven about 20 minutes or until done.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes and remove to rack to cool.
  • Make glaze: heat sugar and liquor to a boil and remove from heat.
  • Make mousse.
  • Puree 2 cups of strawberries and blend in powder sugar.
  • Dissolve gelatin in lemon juice.
  • Heat puree with gelatin and lemon juice until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat to cool.
  • Whip cream to soft peaks and fold into cooled puree.
  • Beat whites stiff and not dry and blend into puree mixture.
  • Assemble cake.
  • Brush tops of cooled cake layers with some of the cooled glaze.
  • Place a layer on serving plate and spread with some mousse.
  • Add on some slice strawberries in a single layer.
  • Place on second layer, spread on some mousse, add on some strawberries.
  • Add top layer, spread on some mousse and add some sliced strawberries.
  • If any mousse slides down the sides don't worry- just spread around sides of cake..
  • Chill cake about an hour. Make frosting.
  • Beat cream cheese, heavy cream and sugar to taste.
  • Carefully spread and frost entire cake. Garnish with fresh whole berries and some chocolate covered berries.
  • Chill very well.
  • Best served the following day when cake chills and flavors blend .
  • Note 1: one will have some extra mouse, glaze and frosting which can be saved and used as desired.
  • Makes a tall delicious cake.
  • Very pretty when cut into as the mousse and layers of berries show.
  • Chill uneaten portions though.
  • Do not freeze .
  • Note 2:
  • yolks may be frozen separately in ice cube trays.
  • Defrost and use the yolks in things such as custards, puddings, yeast breads, or whenever you may need egg yolks.

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    " It was excellent "
    cholena ate it and said...
    Now .. dis is wat I'm talking abt . I'm gonna save dis for sure ... thx !!
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