Friday, November 9, 2012

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hello World!  I hope all are happy and well on this fine Friday.  Back in our month of September birthdays, Mr. Dedicated asked for a Strawberry Cake for his birthday cake.  So, wanting to make the man happy, I set to work and made him one.  

 Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 cups white sugar
1 (3 oz.) package strawberry flavored gelatin
1 cup butter, softened
4 eggs (room temperature)
2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup whole milk, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry puree made from frozen sweetened strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans. 

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.  Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk.  Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree.  Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. 

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.  

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.  Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar.  Store in the refrigerator after use.  

It was quite yummy and easy to do.  A little update, yes, I'm still painting that piece of furniture, and our anniversary gift came in this week.  Once we, I mean, Mr. Dedicated puts it together, I'll take a couple of pictures for you to see.  

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  1. Looks and sounds soo YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing the recipe ! Have a good day !

  2. Looks great and thank you for the feature. I am sorry it took so long but we got our internet and cable back today from Hurricane Sandy.


  3. You sure make a beautiful cake and I'm sure it taste delicious too. I wish my icing looked as good as yours does on my cakes! HAH

  4. Lovely icing, it is really a tasty cake, planning to make it on my son's birthday, sure that he will definitely like it.
    Amazing recipe!!
    Kitchen Stools

  5. Strawberry cake with cream cheese icing is my husband's favorite. One year when he was much younger, his mother asked him if he wanted strawberry or chocolate cake. He said, "not chocolate," but all she heard was chocolate, so that's what he got. Our daughter gave birth to her daughter on his birthday 5 years ago, so now we share her birthday party every year.

  6. Good afternoon Kathryn, I have never tasted strawberry cake, but guess what, I will be making it this week as I am an avid baker. The cream cheese icing just makes it perfect. Have a lovely afternoon. Best Wishes Daphne

    1. Hi Daphne! Please let me know how it turns out. Hope you're having a beautiful day! Toodles, Kathryn

  7. Looks yummy for breakfast too:) Thanks for sharing.

  8. I LOVE strawberry cake and cream cheese frosting is the perfect topping!

  9. Hi Kathryn,
    This is beautiful. It looks delicious.

  10. Yum!...mouth watering here. I know the hubby was one happy birthday boy. Have a great week Peggy

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  12. looks so delish!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!