Delicious Strawberry Cake and Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe by Marsha D.
READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1
    (3 ounce) box strawberry gelatin
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4
    large eggs
  • 12
    cup oil
  • 14
    cup water
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 14
    cup butter, softened
  • 1
    (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 12
    teaspoon strawberry extract
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat Oven to 350'.
  • Lightly grease 2 round 9 inch cake pans and lightly flour insides.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix and strawberry gelatin.
  • Add strawberries, eggs,oil, and water.
  • Using a electric hand mixer ( or a Kitchen Aid Mixer) beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • Pour into greased prepared pans and bake in oven for 20 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans and let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • When the cakes are cooling prepare the Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • In another large mixing bowl using a electric hand mixer (or Kitchen Aid Mixer), beat together butter and cream cheese on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add in 1/4c. strawberry puree, reserving the remaining for another use.
  • Add in the strawberry extract.
  • Slowly add in the confectioners sugar and beat until smooth.
  • When the cake rounds have cooled spread the strawberry frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.
  • Note: For pinker frosting add 2 to 3 drops of red food coloring to the frosting.
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