Galations 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Galations 5:22

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fresh Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This cake was created to celebrate a 40th birthday.
The birthday girl's only request was a stawberry cake with cream cheese frosting.  It didn't matter to her what it looked like, she just wanted it to taste good.  Well, tasting good is always my top priority, but I really like for it to look good too!
If you know anything about my cakes, you know I just hate to deliver a short cake...don't know why, I just do.  Tall cakes just look prettier to me.
Soooo, to make this two layer cake have a little more impact I made it a four layer cake.  (To those new to baking...I'm not a magician, I just sliced each layer in half horizontally...really, someone would send me an email asking me how to do it...which is ok, just saving myself some time on the front end.)
I added fresh strawberries between layers of cream cheese frosting between layers of cake.
Rumor is that it was the best strawberry cake they had ever had.  
Poteet Strawberry Festival Cake
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 10-ounce package frozen sliced, sweetened strawberries, thawed
(or 1 pint fresh berries, sliced and mixed with 1/2 cup sugar)

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.  Beat at medium speed for 2-3 minutes until well blended.  In two greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans, pour the batter and bake 30 to 40 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.  (Use toothpick method to check for doneness.)  Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans. 
Serves 12 - 16


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kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

ooooooooo.... definetly saving in my favorites.. the hubs is a sucker for strawberries & i have a goal to bake a cake from scratch this year! (i KNOW i KNOW... yes.. i've always used box mixes... it's so sad.. lol. :)

thanks for sharing! :)

Chi said...

Jami, it was DEFINITELY the BEST cake I have ever had. It was GORGEOUS!

When hubby carried it in to Chuy's everyone was commenting on how pretty it was, one guy even said well we may have a wait ahead of us, but if thats for dessert, I'm waiting :)

We didn't even want to cut it, we kept taking pics of it :) My 2 year old niece kept begging for the strawberries.

I can't thank you enough for making my 40th :( a HAPPY memory! I also would like to reserve you for ALL my future cake needs :) :)


Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Aubrie said...

Divine Divine Divine. Sounds and looks soooo delicious!

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Moms of all Trades said...

This looks amazing, I am excited to try it!

Jen said...

This loooooks soooooooo wonderful! I am really testing my will power since I am on the South Beach diet. Oh how I would love to have some of this right now!! :)
I am a new follower.
Hope you come by to visit.

Tanyia said...

This is beautiful, and I am very partial to strawberry cakes! YUMMMMM!

I am stopping by from Whatever Goes Wednesdays Link Party, come check out my project, if you can! :)

Ani said...

That looks delectable. And very pretty too!

Amanda said...

Thanks for an awesome post! I featured it on my blog today!


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This sounds delicious - and you decorated it so pretty!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Just gained 5 pounds, looks so good! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picking Fence.

Brandy said...

This is so beautiful! I featured it on my blog today. Thanks for linking up!!


Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

This looks so fantastic! Can't wait to try it. I'm sharing it on my blog on Monday 2/21.


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