Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

I made this for Mother's Day and it was really good. Of course almost anything Paula Deen makes is good. So I thought I would share it.

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake
(makes 1 (9-inch) cake

1 (18.25 ounce) box white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored instant frozen
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cup water
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
Garnish: sliced fresh strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 round 9 inch cake pans. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
(makes about 4 cups)

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
7 cups confectioner's sugar

In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup strawberry puree, reserving remaining for another use. Beat in extract. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beat until smooth.
Note: for pinker frosting, add 2 to 3 drops of red food coloring to frosting.


Steff said...

I heard this was a big hit at the family dinner. I can't wait to try it. Maybe I will make it for our neighborhood 4th of July bash. Thanks for the recipe!

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Melissa said...

oh I have been away for too long! so many yummy recipes to catch up on!

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