For base cake
2 cups cake flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla or strawberry extract ( I used vanilla extract in my cake)
1/4 tsp salt
8-10 strawberries ( washed & hulled)
14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pkt of strawberry flavoured gelatin
1 cup heavy cream
Prepare the mousse the previous day & chill in the refrigerator until the cake is ready to be frosted
Prepare the gelatin as per the instructions on the pack & refrigerate till half-set. Dont let it set completely, then it will not blend well into the mousse.
Beat for 1-2 mins with a hand blender & refrigerate till it sets completely.
Sift flour, baking powder & salt & set aside.
Cream together butter & sugar. Add the eggs & beat well. Fold in the dry ingredients, milk & vanilla extract. Beat well for 3-4 mins to form a smooth creamy batter.
Pour into a greased cake pan. Bake in a 350F pre-heated oven for 28-30 mins.
After baking, remove from the oven & cool completely.
To frost the cake....
Cut the completely cooled cake horizontally into 2 layers.