Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

Vertical Stripe Strawberry Cake

This vertical striped strawberry cake is a cake for a special occasion! Rich, sweet and strawberry-y!


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The strawberry cake takes some time to make but it isn’t difficult to make and the end result is totally worth it! 😀

Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

Make it as birthday cake, for Valentine’s Day or Easter Sunday!

Vertical Stripe Cake Recipe



Vanilla Sponge Cake
Strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream
  • 170g (3/4 cup) fresh or frozen strawberry puree
  • 170g (3/4 – 1 cup) sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 500g (1.1 lb) butter, room temperature
  • fresh or frozen strawberries


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Vanilla Sponge Cake

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla sugar until thick and creamy. Fold in the egg whites and the flour.

Bake the sponge cake for 10 minutes.

Cover the sponge cake with a damp kitchen towel.


Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream


Strawberry Italian Meringue Buttercream

In a saucepan, bring strawberry puree and sugar to a boil.

Meanwhile, place the egg whites in a large bowl and add the lemon juice. Beat the egg whites with an electic mixer until stiff.

Pour the hot strawberry jam into the egg whites in a stream. Beat on high speed for about 10 minutes. Lower the speed to medium and continue to beat the meringue until it has cooled to room temperature.

Add the butter, a tablespoon at a time. Don’t worry, it looks curdled at this stage! 😉 Continue to beat until smooth.

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Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream


To Assemble

Cut the vanilla sponge cake into long strips, 7.5 cm (3 in) wide.

Vertical Stripe Cake Tutorial

Spread strawberry buttercream onto each strip. Start to roll up one of the cake strips like for a swiss roll. When one strip ends, add the next and keep rolling.

Place the vertical stripe cake on a cake plate and spread the remaining buttercream all over the cake.

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Refrigerate until serving. Decorate with fresh or frozen strawberries.

Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

43 thoughts on “Vertical Stripe Cake With Strawberry Meringue Buttercream

  1. What a beautiful cake and it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. This cake is just lovely! I have never seen a cake with vertical stripes before. It looks beautiful and I bet it tastes just as good, and I really like the pastel color scheme for spring. Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!

  3. This cake is gorgeous!! If only I could reach through the screen and have a piece.
    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at #MMBH!

  4. This is such a pretty dessert. I love Strawberry, and then meringue buttercream are just bonuses. Thank you for sharing at Mommy Monday Blog Hop.

  5. Your post has been featured on Full Plate Thursday and we are pinning it to our Features Board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  6. Hello! I’ve had this recipe saved for a while and am finally going to make it for my daughters 3rd birthday! What size baking sheet should I use and do you think I can make the frosting the day before or it’s best the day of? Thank you soo much!

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