This recipe actually came from one of my favorite magazines, Cooking with Paula Deen, but if you ask any older Southern lady this is they way their momma's made strawberry cake, so it is a CLASSIC!! My mom couldn't believe that so many of Paula's recipes are things that we have been making for years. She is a true Southern cook that Paula Deen! So here goes...
Delicious Strawberry Cake
1 box white cake mix
1 box strawberry gelatin
1 bag of frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of softened butter
1 8oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of frozen strawberries, thawed, and pureed
1/2 tsp. strawberry extract
7 cups of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 9" cake pans. In a bowl combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water. Beat with a mixer on medium until smooth. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then let it completely cool on wire racks.
For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add strawberries and extract and keep on beating, gradually adding the powdered sugar. If its not pink enough for you, add 2 or 3 drops of red food coloring!!
Once everything is cooled and ready, spread the frosting in between the two cake layers and all over! It is so good yall, you will just fall over right there!! Garnish it if you want, but for me that will just be something in the way of me and that delicious cake! Today's is my youngest daughter's 6th birthday so I am going to surprise her with this cake at school this afternoon (hence the sprinkles and candles). Its her favorite!! There goes the diet today!!