My daughter recently turned 6. Her birthday turned into a three day event with cupcakes at school the day before her birthday, her party with her friends, and then a week later her family party. For school she requested funfetti cupcakes with funfetti icing. Super easy, I wasn't going to complain! For her birthday party she wanted a strawberry cake. Not strawberry shortcake, but a pink cake with strawberries. I found this recipe and she approved. Based on reader reviews I didn't end up using the frosting recipe included with the cake. We made the Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting posted below the cake recipe and added a drop of red food coloring to make it pink. The frosting was the star of the show. There was a ton of cake left over, but we mostly picked on the frosting!
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com - by Judalee
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
1 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 pint fresh strawberries, 1/2 pureed
1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan.
2.In a large bowl, dissolve the gelatin in cold water; stir in the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, flour and 1/2 of the strawberries. Beat for 5 minutes on the medium speed of an electric mixer. Spread into prepared pan.
3.Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cake springs back when lightly pressed in the center. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack.
4. Frost with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below).
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
allrecipes.com - by Tom
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1.In a small bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form; set aside.
2.In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until smooth, then fold in whipped cream.
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