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Strawberry Cream Cake

12 cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
1 12 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan (spooned and leveled)
2 teaspoons baking powder
12 teaspoon salt
12 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
12 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, divided
12 cup whole milk
2 lbs fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
34 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
18 teaspoon table salt
2 cups heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan, and line with parchment paper. Butter and flour paper and sides. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and 1/2 cup sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs and yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. With mixer on low, alternately add flour mixture in 3 parts and milk in 2, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix just until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes; invert onto a wire rack to cool completely. Using a serrated knife, split cake in half horizontally; place bottom half, cut side up, on a serving plate. Make topping: In a large bowl, combine strawberries and 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. Make cream: place cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and salt in bowl and mix at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes, scraping down bowl with rubber spatula as needed. Reduce speed to low and add heavy cream in slow, steady stream; when almost fully combined, increase speed to medium-high and beat until mixture holds stiff peaks, scraping bowl as needed (you should have about 4 1/2 cups). Arrange half of strawberries over bottom cake layer; top with half of whipped cream, leaving a 1-inch border. Cover with top half of cake, cut side down. Top cake with remaining whipped cream, leaving a 1-inch border. Refrigerate cake and remaining strawberries separately, at least 1 hour (or up to 1 day). Just before serving, spoon strawberries over cake.

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