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Black and White Strawberry Lemon Cake


  • Author: Celeste @TheWholeServing
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 16 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • White Cake
  • 1 box Pillsbury Purely Simple White Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 1 box Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • Strawberry Frosting:
  • 2 package Pillsbury Purely Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Mix
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two round 9-inch cake pans with oil. Cut two circles out of parchment paper to fit the bottom of each pan. Make sure both sides of parchment paper is oiled.
  2. Place dry batter into a medium bowl and whisk to remove lumps.
  3. Add in the melted vegan butter and mix until well incorprated.
  4. Add in the water, milk and baking powder, mix until smooth.
  5. Add in lemon juice and zest, to batter, beat 2 to 3 minutes,
  6. Tranfer batter to prepared pans and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  7. Repeat with chocolate cake.
  8. While cakes are baking prepare frosting.
  9. In a medium bowl blend softened vegan butter with frosting mix until blended.
  10. Add lemon juice to bowl and blend until well incorprated.
  11. Puree 5 to 6 strawberries in blender, add 3 tablespoons of puree to frosting mix and blend until smooth and creamy.
  12. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge 30 to 40 minutes to stiffen.
  13. Slice the strawberries reserving about 12 for the top of cake.
  14. Place first layer on a plate, I started with the chocolate layer.
  15. Spread frosting over cake, leave a bit of an elevated edge and place the sliced strawberries on top of the frosting,just inside elevated edge.
  16. Continue to frost the layers this way alternating the chocolate and vanilla layers.
  17. Cut the whole strawberries in half and arrange them on top of the cake.
  18. Serve or chill cake until ready to serve.
  19. Have loads of fun and enjoy!!!