Strawberry Cake

Preparation Method: 

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.

 
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
 
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
 
For the frosting:
 
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the vanilla extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
 
Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.
Ingredients: 

 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix

1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
7 cups confectioners' sugar
Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional

 

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Preparation Time: 
45 minutes
Chef's Name: 
Burhanuddin Mu. Khuzemabhai Kanjeta