December 28, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake
I dedicate this Tasty Tuesday to my BFF Britany Martin =) Ever since she made a fab Strawberry Cake, I've been hooked ever since. Tasty Tuesday's "Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake" comes to us from Paula Deen. Most of my Tasty Tuesday recipes are Paula's lol. I can not wait until me and Britany, try this recipe so we could  see how moist and scrumptious Paula Deen's Strawberry Cake Tastes. Have you ever gotten a friend hooked on your delicious dessert? Do you bake your cake from scratch? I'm dying to try your special baked goods ASAP. You can view the recipe after the jump =) Bon Appetite!

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instantgelatin
  • 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 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 confectioners' sugar
  • Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) roundcake 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 the center comes out clean.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
For the frosting:
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the vanilla extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake.Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.
Are you interested in making more of Paula Deen's delicious meals? Well you're just a click away. You can start by [Clicking Here] and from there you can view all sorts of Paula Deen's Home Cooked Meals. Enjoy!