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White Velvet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

4.58 from 26 votes
Make this beautiful White Velvet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting for any special occasion!
White Velvet Cake w/Strawberry Buttercream and Chocolate Butterflies - The most perfect cake for any celebration

Hi Bold Bakers!

Most of you are familiar with a Red Velvet Cake, but do you know it comes in different colors? You can make Blue, Green and even White Velvet. A White Velvet Cake is moist like Red Velvet but it’s flavored with almond and vanilla. It is really delicious and will work any time you need a white cake recipe.

I covered my cake with a Strawberry Buttercream to give a lovely contrast of color, and of course added flavor from the strawberries. To flavor a buttercream with strawberry or any fruit just add a puree straight into your frosting. My Master Recipe for Buttercream Frosting is tried and tested by a lot of you already so make sure to SAVE this recipe for later. If, like me, your buttercream never turned out the same each time then this is the recipe for you. If you follow my tips you will always be successful.

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So if you think the Chocolate Butterflies  look beautiful but difficult to make, believe me they are not! I hope you agree they take this cake over the top. They are fantastic for cupcakes, Baby Showers, or any event. Just make them ahead of time and once you put them on the cake it’s transformed. All you need to make them is chocolate and my Butterfly Stencil.

To make this White Velvet Cake you need Almond Extract. Luckily, if you cannot buy these you can make them easily at home. The Almond Extract recipe can be found here. Also, Cake Flour is used to make the cake very soft; you can make that at home as well. Find the Cake Flour recipe here.

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Lastly, you can even make your own Homemade Buttermilk Substitute so anyone can make this cake no matter where you live!

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Although this cake seems like a lot of components, it can be made in advance and you can bring it all together on the day you want to serve it.

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White Velvet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting and Chocolate Butterflies

4.58 from 26 votes
Learn how to make this beautiful White Velvet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. It's an impressive cake for any occasion!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Learn how to make this beautiful White Velvet Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. It's an impressive cake for any occasion!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cup (14oz/415g) cake flour*
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups (12oz/355g) sugar
  • 1 cup (8oz/240g) flavorless oil (vegetable, coconut)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites
  • cups (12oz/360g) buttermilk*
  • Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Instructions

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. Set aside.
  • Grease and line three 6 inch cake tins. You can also use two 8 inch tins.
  • In a separate jug beat together the egg whites, vegetable oil, buttermilk, almond extract and vanilla extracts.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Do not overmix the batter. As soon as it has no lumps in the batter, pour into the three prepared cake pans.
  • Bake at 350oF (180oC) for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely. (at this point you can save the cakes in the freezer for up to 4 weeks)
  • Once cold, decorate the cake with the Strawberry Buttercream frosting. To make the strawberry frosting mix together the puree with the buttercream.I find it’s best to decorate day old cake, they are not as crumbly. Follow the tips in the video for easy decorating tips
  • Before serving, add the chocolate Butterflies to your cake. I like to add them on the top and bring them down the side.
  • Store the cake in the fridge until you are ready for it. It can be assembled 24 hours in advance and will keep fresh for 3 days.

Recipe Notes

The butterflies are best kept in the fridge until ready to serve.
Cake Flour: You can make your own flour easily. Here's the recipe
Buttermilk: You can make your own buttermilk easily. Here's the recipe

 

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Kathy Butts
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Kathy Butts
4 months ago

I might have missed it but where do the butterflies come from?

Romana
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Romana
7 months ago

Hello Gemma,
I enjoy your recipes very much, but would like to ask you a quick question. How much can I reduce the sugar in this recipe without affecting the other ingredients? If I go to 150 – 200g do I have to make any other adjustments? If so what would be the proper ratio? Thank you so much!

Farzana Kader
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Farzana Kader
7 months ago

Hi. Can i omit or substitute the almond extract. My family prefers plain vanilla.

neelu. hb
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neelu. hb
7 months ago

Hi Jemma, I see you often bake your cakes sitting on a baking tray….. Any specific reason? Also how is it better than just placing the tins on the wire rack? Really want to know…

Trudy Adjrah
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Trudy Adjrah
8 months ago

Hi Gemma! I’m one of your viewers from England. Your recipies have given me ‘legend’ status at work! Lol! And I always recommend this cake recipe. However I now need to make it using gluten free flour ( a combination of rice, potato, tapioca, maize and buckwheat) and wondered if you have an tips for using this type of flour for this cake.

Mrs Fahim ur Rahman
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Mrs Fahim ur Rahman
9 months ago

Hi Gamma!
I tried your FROZEN YOGHURT recipe,that was so amazing n delicious.
I need bread secret tip, n I need bread loaf tins of 4.5 to 5 inches height ,
You are really a super baker,

Samia Farhana
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Samia Farhana
9 months ago

Hi Gemma! Always love your recipes. I am just wondering if this white velvet cake can be used as a base for lemon meringue cake instead of a plain vanilla cake? Will that taste good with lemon card snd the meringue frosting?

Scarlett Griffin
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Scarlett Griffin
10 months ago

Hi! How many cups of batter does this make? I need 23 for a wedding cake.

Kim Blauvelt
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Kim Blauvelt
10 months ago

I can not seem to find how much strawberry puree to add to the buttercream. How to make the puree?

Carlene
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Carlene
1 year ago

Hi, I made this in 6″ pans and they came out great!
How do i measure the ingredients to make it in a 9×13 pan?

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