Sunday, July 27, 2008

my strawberry birthday cake...

i love this cake!  it's pink, fruity & super yummy!  i think i got this recipe from Ellery, but i honestly can't remember.  it's a great way to make a strawberry cake not totally from scratch.

{strawberry layer cake}

1 butter cake mix 
2 TBSP flour
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup frozen sweetened sliced strawberry
1 small box strawberry jello

In a large bowl combine cake mix, flour, water, oil & eggs.  Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.  Add frozen strawberries & strawberry jello.  Beat well.  
Pour into 2 greased & floured 8 or 9 inch round cake pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes in the pan & the turn out & cool completely on a wire rack.  Frost between layer, sides & top of cakes with strawberry glaze.

Strawberry Glaze

1 stick butter, softened
1 pound powder sugar
2/3 cup sliced frozen strawberries with juice
1/2 tsp salt

In a medium bowl cream together butter, sugar & salt.  Whip until light & fluffy.  Beat in strawberries & juice.   

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