4ouncescream cheesecut it into small pieces and very soft
Strawberry puree(see recipe above)
To make the Strawberry Snack Cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease one 8-inch cake pan with baking spray, set aside.
Sift the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add remaining 6 ingredients. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure proper incorporation.
Pour into prepared pan baking for 45 minutes, rotating halfway. A toothpick inserted will come out clean. Let cake cool in pan before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely. If not assembling the cake in the same day, wrap cooled cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use
To make the Strawberry Puree:
Hull and cut strawberries into small even diced pieces. Combine strawberries and zest in a small heavy bottom saucepan, bringing it to a boil, reduce to a simmer for 8 minutes. Let cool. Blend and strain mixture. Refrigerate until usage.
To make the Strawberry Frosting:
Beat butter until white and fluffy in texture, about 5 to 8 minutes, scraping frequently. Add powdered sugar gradually, followed by cream cheese cubes, puree, extract, and salt. Refrigerate until ready to assemble cake.