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Strawberry Layer Cake

3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
8 egg whites

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange liquor

2 cups strawberries
3/4 cup powder sugar
1 pkg unflavored gelatin ( 2 1/4 tsp )
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 egg whites

3 pkg ( 8 oz ) cream cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
Enough powder sugar to taste

extra strawberries for garnish (2 cups)
chocolate covered strawberries for garnish, optional

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla and blend
smooth. Mix flour and baking powder and add alternating with milk.
Beat whites until stiff not dry and fold into mixture. Divide
mixture into 3, 10 inch greased and floured cake pans. Bake in a
375F oven about 20 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 10 minutes
and remove to rack to cool.

Heat sugar and liquor to a boil and remove from heat.

Puree 2 cups of strawberries and blend in powder sugar. Dissolve
gelatin in lemon juice. Heat puree with gelatin and lemon juice
until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat to cool. Whip cream
to soft peaks and fold into cooled puree. Beat whites stiff and
not dry and blend into puree mixture.

Brush tops of cake layers with some of the cooled glaze. Place a
layer on serving plate and spread with some mousse. Add on some
slice strawberries in a single layer. Place on second layer, spread
on some mousse, add on some strawberries


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