Pinks Strawberry Cake
Strawberry Cake is the main theme in this post. This is probably the most mis-understood cake that I know of. Strawberry Cake in my past was this awful fake pink cake that only you might see in a weird truck stop on your way to Tulsa, not kidding. There are two on my team that are having birthdays over the Memorial Day weekend, Jodi and Melissa. Asking what flavor of cake would be requested, Melissa replied with the biggest smile and said, “Strawberry Cake”! My mind immediately took the wrong turn and thought Oh My! She then told me that her mother makes a great Strawberry Cake that is really moist and pretty. They both are real beauties and I feel privileged to work with them. Happy Birthday Girls!
Well, I then turned to my cookbooks and many friends on the internet that bake, requesting the best. My friend from Texas sent me the recipe and I truly think she got it from a local cookbook there that centers around a Strawberry Festival. Really the best kind of recipes come from where the ingredients are grown.
Three layer cakes are beautiful and truly elegant, but I am the first one at work that does not like to slice cake there. Cupcakes are the best idea. Recipe follows below and I am sure that you could use fresh. I do think the next time I make this I will also make a container of Ice Cream to pair with .
1 white cake mix
1 box of Strawberry jello
15 ounces of frozen strawberries in syrup, pureed
1/2 cup of oil
1/4 cup of water
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 muffin cups and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional
Frost and serve!