Monday, March 31, 2014

SIMPLY DELICIOUS STRAWBERRY CAKE

In Spring it seems our thoughts and tastes often turn to strawberries. My friend LaVonne Lea Rey posted this recipe to her facebook page and I thought many of you would like this recipe. Enjoy!

Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake

12-16 Servings
Prep: 25 min.
Bake: 25 min. + cooling
Ingredients
  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup mashed unsweetened strawberries
Frosting
  • 1 cup heavy cream,
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced or halved.
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry cake mix, gelatin powder, water and
    oil.
  2. Beat on low speed for 1 minute or until moistened; beat on
    medium for 4 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed
    until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites and mash strawberries into
    cake batter.
  4. Pour into two greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans. Bake at
    350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
    Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
    completely.
  5. To prepare frosting, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.
    Place first cake layer on serving tray, top with a layer of whipped cream and strawberries, place second cake layer on top and top with remaining whipped cream and strawberries.

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