Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Strawberry Cake from Jocelyn:
Celebrity: Paula Deen
1 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:
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 tsp strawberry extract
7 cups confectioners' sugar
Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 350 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.
Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.