Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

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Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

By Paula Deen Test Kitchen

It’s strawberry season and our local berries are abundant, fragrant and deliciously sweet. For a triple play of recipes, Paula’s Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake is the best! Strawberries in the cake. Strawberries in the frosting and to top it all off, strawberries on top. Pick up some berries at your local farm stand or market and give this over the top recipe a try.

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:
1 (18.25-ounce) 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, recipe follows
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
7 cups confectioners’ sugar
Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º 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 strawberry extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.

Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries.

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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By Patricia Holt on November 18, 2011

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Thank you for sharing your talent with the world Paula Deen! My birthday's were always missing some thing until a friend shared your 'Simply Delicous Strawberry Cake' & recipe. This isn't JUST a cake! It's strawberry delight, with a twist of heaven. This is the only cake I cannot say no to. Thank you

By melissa on March 23, 2011

Paula, I have made this Strawberry Cake several times and everyone loves it—it’s delicious!!!

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