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- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- Gingercream (recipe follows)
- 2 pint baskets California strawberries, stemmed and halved
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour round 8-inch layer cake pan. In large mixer bowl cream butter. Slowly add Sugar, mixing until well blended. Add ginger and eggs; beat well. Beat in dry ingredients alternately with water. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake in center of oven 45 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Turn out onto rack to cool completely. Slice cake horizontally into two layers. Place one layer on serving plate. Spread with one-half of the gingercream; top with 1/4 of the strawberries. Top with second layer. Spoon remaining cream over top; garnish with strawberries. Dust with additional powdered ginger. Cut into wedges. Pass remaining strawberries separately. To make gingercream: Beat 1-cup whipping cream and 1 teaspoon each Sugar and ground ginger to form soft peaks. Makes 8 servings