Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Strawberry Cake

David and I went to church on Sunday, like usual.  Unlike usual, we stayed and participated in a potluck.  Our church does this about once a month and we've only participated together once before, but we changed our mind for this past Sunday. 

I made a strawberry cake and some cookies that I will reveal later this week...nothing special, just an old favorite that David requested. 

In the meantime, I wanted to share the recipe I used for the strawberry cake...which, received RAVE reviews.  It's just a simple recipe, probably one that a lot of people have tucked away in their recipe books.  However, the icing appears to be what made this cake.  Check it out...

Strawberry Cake

1 box (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
4 whole eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 package (3 oz.) strawberry Jell-O
1 cup fresh mashed strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together well.  Yum, doesn't the batter look good?  You're kidding yourself if you think I managed to make this batter without taste-testing it...

Spray with cooking spray either two 9-inch round pans or one 9x12 pan.

Pour batter into pan(s) and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes.  An inserted toothpick should come out clean and the cake will be slightly browned on top.

Let cake cool completely before frosting.  In fact, it is best to bake the cake the day before and keep it in the fridge, then frost the day you're going to serve it.  I did this and it worked perfectly.

3-8 ounces (depending on your mood) frozen, sliced strawberries
1/4 stick butter, softened (not melted)
1 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar

Combine the icing ingredients together, adding just enough powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency.  *Make sure the powdered sugar disolves completely before you ice the cake.  You don't want clumpy sugar lumps in your icing (I had a few of those on Sunday).

Ice the cooled cake.

Like a ding dong, I went off and served this cake at church and didn't take a picture of the finished product.  Sorry.  I will say that this cake only lasted approximately 5 hours from being completed...and I only had two pieces (David had none because he doesn't like strawberries).  If you're looking for a sweet, tasty cake to serve at a big gathering, I highly recommend this recipe!


  1. I love Strawberry cake!! Yum, yum!

  2. Looks gorgeous! That frosting sounds amazing too, yum!!



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