Monday, April 4, 2011

Giant Strawberry Cake

I made a second strawberry cake and ended up the strawberries that Blair and I picked last weekend. This time I made the giant strawberry cake like Brad requested for his birthday last year – “this tall (indicated with his hands) and rectangular” were my instructions!

I use a modified version of my Strawberry Cake recipe to make this cake.

2 boxes white cake mix

1 (6 oz) box strawberry gelatin (or two 3 oz boxes)

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

6 large eggs

1 1/2 cups oil

4 cups chopped strawberries plus 3/4 cup sugar, stirred

Chop strawberries and add sugar. Set aside. With a mixer, blend all other ingredients. Add strawberries. Pour into three prepared 11 x 7 baking pans. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes.

And instead of just a stick of butter in the icing, I use butter and cream cheese.

1 stick butter, softened

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

2 lbs powdered sugar, plus extra if icing is too thin

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 – 3/4 cup chopped strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar added

Mix butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add strawberries a little at a time, making sure that icing does not get too thin. All of the strawberries may not be needed. Add powdered sugar if icing is too thin.


A note on the rectangular pans… I got mine for Christmas from my mom, and I just love them. Mine are Wilton.


They make the prettiest two layer cakes that are easy to slice. And they’re a different look from the same old round cake. They’re worth it if you’re a baker!

Now go pick some strawberries and get to baking!


Trey said...

Share the love Ash! Share the love! Stop by sometime and bring some of that cake with you!

CHERI said...

I'll have to try and make Trey & Johnny one of these. And try not to eat it all myself!