Fresh Strawberry Cake

As a general rule I do not like fruity desserts.  If I am going to consume an entire days worth of calories in one plate it must include chocolate, caramel, brownies, ice cream, nuts, or Oreos.  Seriously.  Fruit is not a dessert.

Or so I thought.

A friend of mine had me over for dinner recently and she had fixed this amazing strawberry cake.  It was melted in your mouth, think about it the next day, awesome!  So I asked her for the recipe…..lucky for you (not for my waistline! 🙂 )

Here is what you need:

1 box of white cake

1 small box of strawberry flavored jello

3 TBS flour

1/4 cup oil

4 eggs

1/4 cup water

1 1/3 cup fresh strawberries, sliced and divided

3 TBS sugar

1/2 cup butter softened

2 cups powdered sugar

20130818-191609.jpgPut your strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle the sugar on top.  Set aside for about 30 minutes.

20130818-191621.jpgDump your cake mix, jello, oil, water, and flour into a mixer.  Turn on low and add one egg at a time. Mix well.

20130818-191632.jpgAdd half of your strawberries and mix well.

20130818-191646.jpgFill two 9 inch, well-greased, cake pans.  Bake on 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Until a toothpick comes out clean.

20130818-191710.jpgWhile your cake cools, make the icing.  Cream your butter.

20130818-191722.jpgSlowly add the powdered sugar and the remaining strawberries.

20130818-191750.jpgThis can be tricky.  It all depends on how much juice your strawberries make.  If they are extra juicy it can make your icing too runny.  If that happens you can always add a little powdered sugar until you get a good consistency.

20130818-191801.jpgOnce your cake has cooled, cut just enough off one of the cakes to make a flat surface for layering the cake.

20130818-191812.jpgCover with icing and place the other cake on top.

20130818-191826.jpgIce the remaining of the cake.  Then……..ENJOY!!!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda McBride
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 18:27:35

    Omg… Mom used to make strawberry cake. Yum

    Sent from my iPhone


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