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.

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

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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!

2 comments:

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!