Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

What's spring without strawberries?

I found this recipe on a design blog called Southern Hospitality. It's an great tasting easy recipe that uses a box cake mix as the start for a tasty moist treat.

I followed the recipe for the cake portion but tweaked the frosting recipe just a tad.

Cake Recipe

1 box white cake mix
1 3 oz box of strawberry jello
1/2C water
3 T flour
1/2C oil
1C chopped strawberries
4 eggs

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Combine in a large bowl cake mix, flour, jello (dry) mix ingredients. Add water and oil mixing on medium speed. Add 1 egg at a time to the mixture. Mix well. Fold in strawberries until well blended into mixture.

Pour mixture into a greased 9X13 cake dish. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and cool cake.
Frosting Recipe

1 stick of butter (room temperature)
1 8oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1C strawberries chopped and sweetened (smash with a fork, let sit in fridge for 1 hour so that a syrup forms)
powdered sugar (I used about 2C, use enough to thicken frosting but do not make frosting stiff)Frost cake. This will make a lot of frosting that is why I cut back on the powder sugar and used no more 2 cups. Originally the recipe called for 5-7 cups. I wanted the strawberry/cream cheese flavor to come through and did not want it to be overly sweet. Place frosted cake in refrigerator so that the frosting can set up before cutting.