March 9, 2011

Birthday Cake #17 - Strawberry

I made this for my son's birthday. He wanted a strawberry cake and strawberry it was. This is a pretty simple recipe and easily found on the web. Now I know the secret of J.E.L.L.O the possibilities are endless. Could a grape cake be next..or lime?

I topped it off with Seven Minute Frosting and cooked the left-over frosting into little tiny meringues. Some sliced berries went between the layers.  

 Stawberry Cake

2 cups sugar
1 package strawberry Jello
1 cup soft butter
4 eggs
 2 ¾ cups  flour
2 ½  tsp baking powder
1 cup whole milk 
1 tb vanilla 
½ cup strawberry puree made from frozen strawberries. 

Preheat oven to 350o.Butter and flour 2 9-inch round pans. 

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar together with the Jello powder until unified and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time. 

In another bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Stir in the dry ingredients into the pink batter alternately with the milk. Blend in the vanilla and strawberry puree. Bake for 30 minutes. 


Brian Miller said...

mmm...i love strawberries...this sounds delishious...

Kate Hanley said...

You know I'm probably the only person in America who doesn't like strawberries but that cake looks so good, I'd try a piece.

Blog Princess G said...

It looks so magnificent and glossy, and I love the artful decoration.

Giulia said...

I'd like a nice slice of this right about -- now. Yum. Hope the junior pup had an excellent natal day.

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

Happy birthday to your son. What a gorgeous and yummy cake you made for him. I don't suppose there's any left. The frosting looks so glossy...