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.
Fresh Strawberry-Jello Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 18.25-ounce box white cake mix*
- 1/4 cup flour
- 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
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Strawberry 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
- dash of salt
- small amount of milk or cream to thin the frosting if needed
- sliced or whole strawberries for garnish, optional
Preheat 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.
-This recipe was tweaked according to several suggestions by reviewers on the Food Network site.
-*I used a Betty Crocker Cake mix. The suggested cake mix weight in the original recipe is 18.25 oz. However, I found only generic (store) brands in this size of cake mix. I opted to use a popular name brand instead. I also used Jello brand gelatin. -The cake will have a bright pink/red color.