Thursday, January 29, 2009

Recipe of the Week~Strawberry Cake

I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes with you each week...and I'm from Louisiana so you know they are good :). I hope you love them as much as I do, and I am sure you will. I love to cook and love to eat (not good I know) but I am a very picky cook-er and eat-er. I cannot stand "not good" food. So, let me know what you think of these if you try them and come back each Thursday to see more of my favorite recipes!
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
4 eggs
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!!


  1. I can't wait to try this. Strawberries are my favorite. Thanks for sharing. You're right, the south has delicious food. I get to go to Dothan, Al in June for my sister in law's wedding. I'm looking forward to eating some home cooked food.

  2. Oh I have had this cake many times and it is definitely a favorite of mine! If you don't believe me, look at my not-flat stomach!

    Do you recommend this magazine of Paula Deen's?

  3. I absolutely recommend her magazine, her cookbooks, her show...EVERYTHING PAULA!! I cook out of her cookbook/magazine at least 3 times a week. I don't know if its because her style is so much of what I am used to or if she is really that good, but I do recommend the magazine for sure!!

    Thanks for the comment, you had me laughing with the not flat sound like me!!

  4. Oh come on . . . you know if it's one of Paula's recipes, it's definitely fat-free, right?!?! :o) You did a spectacular job on it. I'm sure your daughter loved her little school. Thank you for sharing!

  5. This looks delicious and it is so pretty- you should share your cake on Pink Saturday! :)


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