Saturday, August 6, 2011

Paula Deen's strawberry cake

Can you tell this magazines been in the kitchen a few times?
It all starts with a box of white cake mix, which by the way, was on sale at Albertsons last week for $.69, so theres  now 5 relaxing in my pantry waiting to be called to duty.
Add a box of strawberry jello. Sometimes I use sugar free.
Stir it up a little.
Add 4 large eggs.
like that.
Add 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup water
Get one large (16 ounces) of frozen strawberries in syrup
and take it for a ride in the blender. Add 3/4 of the mixture to the cake, and keep 1/4 of it or so to the side for later.
Spray the two baking dishes
Pour in the batter and cook at 375. The recipes says for 20 minutes. I cook for 25 minutes.
While your waiting, combine one block of soft cream cheese with 1/2 stick of soft butter
Like so
Add 7 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. yes, I said 7 1/2 cups. and the rest of the frozen strawberries.
The recipe doesn't mention fresh strawberries but what can they hurt?
go outside and cut roses while the cakes cool
and start frosting
I put the fresh strawberries sliced thin between the layers.
and start frosting the top
finish with a few strawberries on the top
Less than 24 hours later......


gin said...

Perfection! all the way from the instructions to the fantastic pictures!

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

Oh yum. That almost makes me want to bake! Almost... But I'd rather you bake it and I just enjoy. :)