Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

Who doesn’t love a refreshing dessert in the middle of a hot summer day?  Well, I surprised my DH with a very tasty dessert today.  It is called Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.  So, if you are interested then you better grab a piece of paper and a pen and get to writing (lol).  Enjoy this tasty dessert!!  Trust me – it is so yummy!!

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Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake w/ Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • 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) round cake 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.

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* Here are a few pictures for you all to slobber over (hahaha).  If you do end up trying this recipe then let me know what you think of it.  It is definitely a family favorite of ours that I found in one of my Paula Deen Magazines.

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Hope you enjoy this tasty recipe!  Until Next Time….. Have a great Thursday!

19 comments:

Button Eyed Crow said...

Girl...that cake looks so yummy. I sure could have used a piece today....lol. Enjoy an slice for me until I have that chance to make it this Sunday. Thanks for sharing :)

Hugs
Kristine

TheKeepingroom said...

Looks and sounds great. I might just have to give it a try.
I love strawberries.
Linda*

Carmen C. said...

That looks SOOO yummy!!!

Susannah said...

Hi Lisa, It's nice of you to share your recipes. Who couldn't use a delightful summer treat.

Thanks, Lisa. I think I shall try this!!!!!!!!!!

Friends,
Susannah

american girl primitives said...

Lisa,

I can almost taste and smell that delicious cake. I bet he was in heaven.

Carey

Carmen said...

mmmmmm! Looks Delish!

Jody said...

Thanks Lisa.....this looks so good!

Craftyperson said...

Oh my goodness ....that looks so good....Thanks for the recipe...I'm going to have to try making that....Trena.Timeworn Primitives

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I have one word Lisa- YUMMO!!!!!!!

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Yummy! and you have it displayed so prim gf!!! Sure wish i could have a piece but sweets are off limits to me!

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm! Looks and sounds so good!

At Home With Amy said...

This is one cake I will definitely be trying. Strawberry and Cream Cheese....two of my favorite words!!
I love you header Lisa. Very pretty.
Hugs,
AMY

In His service, Anne said...

Looks so yummy...if I were not still on my ugh....diet I would be making it today :)
Hugs
Anne

Denise said...

I wish I was a baker! My mouth is watering just looking at the picture.

I wonder who I could talk into making one for me?! LOL

XXDenise

Mandy in Mayberry said...

I make that exact same cake and it's a HUGE hit in our house! Makes me want to go make one now!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Hi Lisa,
All I can say is Yummy!!! That cake looks sooooooo good!! This just might have to be the next cake that Josie and I make. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I've been thinking about getting the Paula Deen magazine...how do you like it?
hugs, Cindy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I would love a piece with a big ole glass of ice cold frothy milk!! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing that one!
Beth

Kris/Simply Prim said...

This sounds delicious, Lisa!! I'll definitely have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
~Kris~

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

Oh my...I can just taste it now! Looks scrumptious! ~~Annie