Saturday, September 11, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

No, this isn't a Beatles tribute. :) This is a fab-u-lous Strawberry cake. It is actually out of Paula Deen's magazine and y'all know how fantastic her recipes and foods are. Well, this was no different and it most definitely did not disappoint.

You first just take a white cake mix.

A box of Strawberry Jell-O.

Frozen Strawberries in Syrup (thawed and pureed).

And eggs.

Mix the box of white cake mix with the box of Strawberry Jello, 4 eggs and the 10-ounce package of pureed strawberries and 1/2 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of water.

Pour into two 8-inch round cake pans. I used 9-inch because that's what I had, but the 8-inch make a higher layered cake.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes (mine actually took more like 35 minutes until a toothpick came out clean).

Cool completely on a cooling rack before icing the cakes.

I made my own Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting. This is really simple and really so much better than the store bought kind.

For the frosting, you combine 1/4 cup of softened butter, 1 8-oz package of softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup of pureed frozen strawberries in syrup, 1/2 teaspoon of strawberry extract and 7 cups of confections' sugar. Just mix this all up and that's it! See, it is really, really easy and oh so good! Seriously, you will DEFINITELY be licking this bowl!!! Ha!

I then decorated it with some sliced strawberries. It is so pretty right? Everyone loved it! It was soooooo moist!! You've got to make this today. Let it be the last hurrah for the summer!! :)


  1. Oh, my word! That looks and sounds so delicious. I'm going to have to write this recipe down and try it.

    Glad to have you back blogging. =)

  2. I can almost taste that from your pictures. Yum. I love strawberry cake, and I can just imagine that yours was heavenly. Your pictures are great! I really wish we were neighbors! :))