Our family birthday tradition includes picking out the type of cake you’d like to make and then decorating it.
Last week H-man chose strawberry cake.
I looked on-line and found a recipe which sounded interesting.
I received such raves that I thought I’d share it with you.
My pictures are a far cry from Bakerella's but here’s a glance at the birthday cake.
And here is the recipe:
STRAWBERRY JELLO CAKE
1 pkg white cake mix
1 (3oz) pkg strawberry gelatin
3 T flour
1/4 t salt
1/2 C water
1 (10oz)pkg frozen strawberries
Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, sift the cake mix, flour, gelatin mix and salt together. Stir in the oil and water. Beat well. Add in the eggs, one at a time; mix well.
In a medium bowl, mash up the entire bag of strawberries. Stir half of the strawberries (5oz) into the cake batter. Pour cake into 2-layer cake pans and bake for 30 minutes. (I used a 9x13 and simply baked longer). Let cake cool and spread strawberry icing on top.
1 stick butter
1 box confectioners’ sugar, sifted
Cream butter. Gradually add in the sugar and remaining mashed strawberries. Mix until icing is a smooth, creamy texture.