Thursday, May 22, 2008

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake - Paula Deen



***There are no words that describe how absolutely delicious this cake is! Paula Deen seriously got this one right...but then again, when has she ever made something that wasn't good?? Please do yourself a favor and make it as soon as you get the chance. This is probably one of my favorite...if not my very favorite...cakes that I've ever made. In fact, I already know what cake I want for my birthday this year...haha. Surely I can think of another reason to make this cake before October. =)



"Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake"
- Paula Deen

1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 (10-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)
Garnish: sliced fresh strawberries


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour 2 round 9-inch 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 center comes out clean. Let cool in pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

Spread Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.


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 (I used vanilla extract instead)
7 cups confectioner's sugar (You'll need to buy 3 boxes of confectioner's sugar to have enough.)


Directions:
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup strawberry puree, reserving remaining for another use. Beat in extract. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating until smooth.
***Note:For pinker frosting, add 2 to 3 drops of red food coloring to frosting.***
Source: Cooking with Paula Deen magazine - May/June 2008

15 comments:

Maryanna said...

That looks amazing!!

bethanyjg said...

One of my best friends is obsessed with Edgar's strawberry cake - I have already called her about this! It looks awesome! :)

Melanie said...

This DOES look delicious! And I am loving all your recent posts - I always bookmark your recipes!

Katie said...

Wow, that DOES look amazing. Such a beautiful color and looks so moist!

kim in idaho said...

mmm!! We are strawberry lovers and I'm sure we will love this! Thanks for posting!

Jaime said...

Oh wow, I am definitely making this cake. Strawberries are my absolute favorite thing ever. It looks amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Denise in Alabama said...
I went to play Bonko lastnight and one of my friends brought Paula Deen's Strawberry Cake. It was great.

Emily said...

I made this recipe with chocolate cake (I'm a chocoholic) and made it into mini-cupcakes with dollops of icing on top. It was a wild success, someone stole the cupcakes before they left the party! I've also made it with the white cake mix and pineapple jell-o and puree instead of strawberry. Equally delish!

Anonymous said...

I make this cake for my 10 year olds birthday and everyone loved it,

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Anonymous said...

What would I do to the icing if I wanted to make cupcakes?

Anonymous said...

Do you store it in the fridge?

Nana Patty said...

The largest white cake mix I could find was 16.25 ounces. Have you tried your recipe using this size cake mix, and if so, do I need to change the proportions of any of the other ingredients? Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I WAS MAKING THIS CAKE WITH NO PROBLEM THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY LAYERS WERE MAYBE A HALF INCH THINK WHAT IN THE WORLD HAPPENED? I MADE THIS CAKE 3 TIMES AND ALL 3 TIMES THE LAYERS WERE LIKE THIS BUT BEFORE THAT THE LAYERS AND THE CAKE WAS AWESOME.......HELP?

Anonymous said...

I say your cake mix was out of date