Strawberry Cake…Good!

Monday was David’s birthday, and since his favorite cake is a homemade strawberry one, I made one for him.  Tater Tot added the candles.

Granted, it wasn’t the prettiest cake the world has ever seen, but SHUT YOUR MOUTH, it was good!  The icing alone will make you want to jump up, turn around, and slap the next person you see three times.

Here’s the recipe.



1 pkg. plain white cake mix

1 pkg. strawberry gelatin

1 cup mashed strawberries with juice

1 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup whole milk

4 large eggs


1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese

1 stick butter

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3/4 cup mashed strawberries (drained)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly grease three 9-inch round pans.  Set pans aside.

Place cake mix, strawberry gelatin, mashed strawberries, oil, milk, and eggs in a large bowl and beat on low speed 1 minute.  Strawberries should be well-blended.

Divide batter among pans and place in oven.

Bake cakes until lightly brown (about 28-30 minutes).  Remove from oven and allow to cool for 40 minutes.

Prepare Frosting:

Combine cream cheese and butter, and mix on low speed for a minute.  Add sugar and strawberries.  Blend frosting on low until sugar is incorporated.

To assemble: place one cake layer on plate and spread top with frosting.  Repeat with other 2 layers.  Use remaining frosting for the sides of the cake.

Optional:  Have a 3 1/2-year-old decorate with candles.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenna
    Feb 04, 2010 @ 00:22:58

    What is it with you Southern women and “slapping” someone? 🙂
    Just wanted to let you know that since I started reading your blog, I have now joined the mommy ranks!


  2. Kim
    Feb 04, 2010 @ 11:39:01

    Yummy! Will have to try that one!


  3. Arpita Myles
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 03:50:00

    Yummy……..I added a link to this recipe on my Facebook page…hope u don’t mind.


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