Guess what this week is? A Bountiful Kitchen’s four year blogiversary. Whoohoo.Time to celebrate! What says celebration better than cake, ice cream and presents?Let’s have a little giveaway.How about a couple of cookbooks -one from me, one from Tilly (mook) and gift certificates for ice cream and yogurt, also from our favorite, Tillamook! Here’s the deal…
The recipe– I made this yummy Strawberry cake a few weeks ago, by request for a family wedding celebration. It’s really simple, and uses fresh strawberries in the cake and the frosting. Great for a summer celebration or a girl birthday. Or a Blogiversary 😉
The giveaway– Leave a comment, let me know- what’s your favorite cake? Check back on Friday. I’ll post the winner (one winner, chosen by Random Counter) and another celebration cake, made with Tillamook ice cream. You’re going to love it.
PS- I was not paid for this post, or given free products. The opinions stated are my own.
A Bountiful Kitchen, adapted (quite a bit) from Paula Deen
1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix*
1 small (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
8-9 oz fresh strawberries (weight after trimming tops off) about 1 small basket, crushed or blended
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe followsStrawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened (make sure this is room temperature)
about 2-3 fresh strawberries, cleaned and trimmed, chopped
5 cups powdered sugar
sliced or whole strawberries, for garnish, optionalPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with parchment paper, grease pans.In a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, water and vanilla; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, cool completely on wire racks.Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in chopped strawberries. Gradually add powdered sugar and dash of salt, beating until smooth. Thin with milk or cream if needed.Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries, if desired.