It’s that time of year Peeps!!! Strawberries abound! Naturally, I took a perfectly healthy berry and sugared it up a little. Time for Strawberry Cake!
Made it to take to my sweet friend, Leontta’s, birthday party!
The recipe is super easy, using a white cake mix as the base~
The icing is easy too! Just butter, confectioners sugar and mashed strawberries!
And here’s the great thing: this cake is so forgiving. I over-cooked the cake a bit (sometimes multi-tasking isn’t a good thing for me!) but even over-cooked, the cake was moist. The mashed strawberries and jello in the mix make for a super moist cake, even my cake was melt in your mouth!
Next time you’re at the grocery store grab some strawberries and try a strawberry cake. I’ve included my recipe just in case you don’t already have one! (Watch for “***” to see what I do that’s a snibbit different than the recipe!)
Preheat oven to 350*
1 package white cake mix 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry-flavored gelatin powder
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup mashed strawberries
Combine cake mix and gelatin powder in large bowl. Beat in oil, eggs, water, and strawberries. Beat on HI for 30 seconds~then on MED. for 2 minutes. Pour into 2 9 inch round greased and floured cake pans. (Pat bottom of pans gently on counter-tops to even the batter in the pans!)
Bake 350* oven for app. 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
*******I use 3- 9 inch cake pans therefore adjust baking time…start checking with toothpick at about 20 minutes!*********
Cool and frost with strawberry icing…
1/2 cup butter
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/4 cup mashed strawberries
***** I make 1 and 1/2 recipes of icing~ I like to have LOTS of icing!!!)*****
Beat butter and confectioners sugar together until smooth. Add strawberries. Spread between cake layers, then frost top and sides! Decorate with extra (washed & dried) strawberries!
TTFN Sweet friends~ Have a BERRY happy Wednesday! And Happy Birthday Leontta~