Almond Strawberry Layer Cake with Almond Buttercream Icing

White almond cake layered with citrusy strawberry filling and topped with a delicious almond buttercream icing. This Almond Strawberry Layer Cake is beautiful for Spring or Easter and perfect for a shower or wedding cake.

Almond Strawberry Layer Cake topped with edible green grass and a chocolate cross

This time of year I start feeling reflective. As we approach Easter, I am reminded of the sacrifice our Savior made to provide grace for our salvation. It’s also Spring and new life begins and we see growth and blooming all around us.

This time of year correlates so closely to what happened on the cross that day! We are provided a new life and with new beginnings in Christ. Leading up to that Good Friday and all that transpired, yet Jesus gives us this “new commandment”:

John 13 – 34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

This is the single most important thing we can do to spread the gospel is LOVE each other as Christ loves us! I truly believe this.

He didn’t command perfection he wanted us to Love.

I know I have shared with you that my father passed away and it was this time of year 8 years ago. I was so blessed by his unconditional love! This was one of the most important things he gave me.

I hope that each of you during this season of Easter and Spring will feel the love of Christ. I hope you feel love through my sharing of recipes and little tidbits of my life with you. Each of you reading this are so important to me.

While I know this doesn’t have much to with cake, but it is what is on my heart today. Gratitude for Grace and New Hope in the Risen Savior. And sharing love!

And speaking of Love – there is this cake and my LOVE for it! I just adore an almond cake and add in layers of strawberry and you just have the most beautiful cake. What about you are you a BIG ALMOND CAKE LOVER?

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Ways to decorate this decadent Almond Cake

  • Edible Easter Grass and a Chocolate Cross placed in the middle (pictured).
  • An Easter Bunny nestled in some green coconut grass with malted chocolate eggs.
  • Simply Iced with this delicious almond buttercream for a shower or wedding layer cake.
  • Edible flowers on top are gorgeous for Spring.
  • Piped roses or doll-ups of icing on top with fresh strawberries.

How to make Almond Cake with Strawberry Filling

The Almond Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 – 9 inch cake pans with baking spray (the one with flour in it).

    crumbled almond paste

  2. Make cake mix according to box instructions. Add in crumbled almond paste and beat until combined.

    Almond Cake Batter in Mixing Bowl

  3. Pour batter evenly into baking pans and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. (To test insert toothpick in center and will come out clean). Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Almond Cake Batter in Square Baking Pan

The Citrusy Strawberry Filling

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine strawberries and orange zest. In a bowl or measuring cup mix orange juice and cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into strawberries and stir often until thickened. About 10 minutes. Once thickened let cool completely.

    Sliced Strawberries with Orange Juice and Zest Cooking in Saucepan

  2. Place first layer of cake on serving pedestal or cake plate, spread 1/2 of filling on top. Next place second cake on top and the spread with the remainder of the filling. Top with 3 cake. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours until chilled.

    Almond Cake with Strawberry Filling Layers

The Almond Buttercream Icing

  1. With a stand or hand mixer, beat butter until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gradually add in powdered sugar while adding in heavy cream as needed to moisten. Add almond extract and mix until well combined. Spread icing on top and sides of the cake.

    {I totally forgot pictures of making the icing}

  2. Store in refrigerator.

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ALMOND STRAWBERRY LAYER CAKE

This cake is extra moist and absolutely delicious! It’s a classic you can enjoy all year long!

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Almond Strawberry Layer Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Nikki - Soulfully Made

White almond cake layered with citrusy strawberry filling and topped with an almond buttercream icing.

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 boxes white cake mix (and ingredients on box - Eggs, Water, Veg or Canola Oil)
  • 8 ounces almond paste, crumbled

Filling

  • 16 ounces frozen sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Icing

  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted, softened
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3 - 9 inch cake pans with baking spray (the one with flour in it).

  2. Make cake mix according to box instructions. Add in crumbled almond paste and beat until combined.

  3. Pour batter evenly into baking pans and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. (To test insert toothpick in center and will come out clean). Cool in pans for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Filling

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine strawberries and orange zest. In a bowl or measuring cup mix orange juice and cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into strawberries and stir often until thickened. About 10 minutes. Once thickened let cool completely.

  2. Place first layer of cake on serving pedestal or cake plate, spread 1/2 of filling on top. Next place second cake on top and the spread with the remainder of the filling. Top with 3 cake. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours until chilled.

Icing

  1. With a stand or hand mixer, beat butter until fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Gradually add in powdered sugar while adding in heavy cream as needed to moisten. Add almond extract and mix until well combined. Spread icing on top and sides of the cake.

  2. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Garnish with edible grass and a cross for Easter or as desired.

This is beautiful for Spring with edible flowers.

Also gorgeous as is for a wedding or shower cake.

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  • Thanks for sharing your faith with us. 🙂 So very thankful for, and to God for His unconditional love for us, His sacrifice of His life on the cross that we might live and have forgiveness of sin, His grace, mercy, kindness, goodness and gift of Himself for us. Hallelujah He is risen and lives in us. Looking forward to trying this cake; sounds delicious!. Happy Easter!

    • Becky, He is risen indeed! I am so very blessed on this beautiful Easter Day! I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and share! I hope you had a blessed day celebrating the Resurrection and New LIFE! I would love to hear how the cake turns out! It really is one of my favs!

      Much Love,

      Nikki

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