Homemade Strawberry Cake


1 lb. strawberries strawberries, hulled and halved
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
Juice from half a lemon
2 c. all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 c. strawberry compote
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3/4 c. milk
Pink food coloring (optional)

2 (8-oz.) blocks cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. strawberry compote
6 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch kosher salt
Fresh strawberries, for garnish (optional)

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