Happy Flashback Friday Peeps!
Do you make a point to do something you love on the weekends? What’s your favorite thing to do? I love to work on projects in my craft room. I’ve got a list of about 10 on my project-board right now! I also love to bake. Baking is therapy for me.The way the ingredients work together for taste and texture is a science… but the finished project is art…aromatic, mouth-watering art…sigh.
Soooo, I’m pulling out a recipe that is one of my favs. I’m thinkin I’ll make this recipe into cupcakes this weekend…
It’s almost strawberry time and we’ll all be over-run with plump delicious berries… Naturally, I take a perfectly healthy berry and sugar it up a little. Time for Strawberry Cake!(Or cup cakes!)
The recipe is super easy, using a white cake mix as the base~
The icing is easy too! Just butter, confectioners sugar and mashed strawberries!
And here’s the great thing: this cake is so forgiving. I routinely over-cook the cake, and while I wouldn’t suggest you do this… even over-cooked this cake is moist! The mashed strawberries and jello in the mix make for a super moist cake!
Next time you’re at the grocery store grab some strawberries and try a strawberry cake. I’ve included my recipe just in case you don’t already have one! (Watch for “***” to see what I do that’s a snibbit different than the recipe!)
Preheat oven to 350*
1 package white cake mix 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry-flavored gelatin powder
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup mashed strawberries
Combine cake mix and gelatin powder in large bowl. Beat in oil, eggs, water, and strawberries. Beat on HI for 30 seconds~then on MED. for 2 minutes. Pour into 2 9 inch round greased and floured cake pans. (Pat bottom of pans gently on counter-tops to even the batter in the pans!)
Bake 350* oven for app. 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
*******I use 3- 9 inch cake pans therefore adjust baking time…start checking with toothpick at about 20 minutes!*********
Cool completely…I put the cooled cake in the freezer for a few minutes before frosting. Otherwise, the frosting will slide off!
1/2 cup butter
1 pound confectioners sugar
1/4 cup mashed strawberries
I make 1 and 1/2 recipes of icing~ I like to have LOTS of icing!!!)*****
Beat butter and confectioners sugar together until smooth. Add strawberries.
Spread between cake layers, then frost top and sides! Decorate with extra (washed & dried) strawberries!
***If your cake isn’t totally cooled the icing will slide right off the cake! You can add more confectioners sugar to thicken frosting if needed***
Take time to do something you love this weekend my friends…feed your creative self and tickle your taste buds while your at it! A list of all my recipes are HERE under All Things Recipes!
ps…please come back on Wednesday for All Things Inspired! Link up your inspiration…maybe even your weekend creativity! And if you have an extra minute…the All Things Inspired (Here) from last Wednesday is full of inspiration! You’re sure to get your creative juices flowing!