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Monday, August 8, 2011

Strawberry Cake

On Friday I made a special cake for my hubby getting promoted.
I bought this wonderful cookbook while I was in Houston and it is full of southern desserts.

The strawberry cake is the first thing that I wanted to make.
It looks so yummy!

I laid out all my ingredients...

Mix everything....I had fun blending the strawberries.

So perfectly pink before they go in the oven.


Triple-Decker Strawberry Cake

1 package white cake mix
1 3oz package strawberry gelatin
4 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup finally chopped strawberries
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup flour

Preheat oven 350. Beat cake mix and the next 7 ingredients. Stawberries should be well blended.
Pour batter into 3 greased and floured 9in. cake pans. (I only used two)
Bake for 23 minutes (I baked longer since only using 2 layers)

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter
1 32 ounce package powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries

Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar and strawberries, beating at low speed until creamy.
Add more sugar if too thin or add more strawberries if too thick.

I used more sugar to get the consistency more "frosting" like.
I should have let it sit in the fridge to get more firm before frosting the cake.
It was really good but the frosting was a bit too sweet. After sitting the next day I think it tastes much better.
I would definitely make this again.

Hope yall had a good weekend!
We went to a few antique shops and I brought home a little something.
Also ordered an early birthday gift for myself.....I can't wait til it gets here!!!!!


17 comments: said...

This looks delicious and the recipe is so easy. I like all of the Southern Living cookbooks, but the magazine has sure gone downhill. Have a nice week.

NanaDiana said...

That looks reallllly good..AND it is pretty. Hope your hubby loved it...and it seems like an easy recipe too! xo Diana

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I bet your hubby appreciated that! It looks yummy!

Stacey said...

Hi Michele. Thanks for the sweet comment about my entry.

Isn't that one of the best cakes ever? We love it! Southern Living cookbooks are the best. Love your bookstand too.

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Now THAT needs to be in my kitchen on my pink cake plate...and then of course in MY tummy!!! :*~:*~:*~ok hubby can have it for making SSG ~giggle~


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

That looks so scrumptious!
Loving that you have it so perfectly picture on a red transferware plate too.

Glad to hear you would make it again.
My family is crazy for strawberries so
I will give this one a shot.

Thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

This looks so delicious...I just want to grab a piece and eat it. The pink looks great on the transferware plate. And I love your cookbook stand!
Marianne :)

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Yum Michelle! I have looked for and tried all kinds of strawberry cake recipes and still haven't found the perfect one. This is going into my favorites so that I can try it. If it taste as good as it looks (and it certainly looks good), then it is a keeper! Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for stopping by earlier, always great to see you. Love your rooster cookbook stand. Can't wait to see what your birthday present is.

Debbiedoos said...

This is one of my favorite it.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Strawberry is one of my all-time favorites and this looks delicious! We even had a strawberry wedding cake YEARS ago and I still love it.
Congratulations to your husband!

Town and Country Gals said...

We are a family of strawberry lovers and tht cake looks delightful! My mouth is watering! How perfect is the plate it's on, so pretty! Will definately try this and the cookbook looks like it has a lot of great recipes! Congrats on your hubby's promotion! Does he work near the flight line? It would be so cool if he and Aaron could meet before they go!

Town and Country Gals said...

Sorry about spelling your name wrong, I was watching Picker Sisters on lifetime and didn't realize I hit the l twice! You should check it out, it's kind of the girl American Pickers, really cute. It's on at 9 (Wed) here so that's 10 your time. I think you'll like it!

Town and Country Gals said...

I guess I'm a little brain dead tonight, why I thought today was Wed, I don't really know, above show is on Tuesday, which is today for 2 more hours!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love SHL recipes!! Always yum and this looks fantastic :)

Fancy frugal Life

Sarah said...

Oh, this looks yummy. I think I'll need to make one. Love the way you photographed it on the red transferware.

Flavia Galasso said...

this a great recipe!! thank you...!! I'm really glad to "meet" your blog!!! Congratulation even to your hubby upgraded!!! Hugs, Flavia

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Oh yummy, Michele! Your cake looks so good. I love cakes that you can make with a boxed mix…makes them so much easier. That frosting looks so good too! I'm pinning this to make it later. Thanks for sharing!