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Monday, February 13, 2012

Luscious Strawberry Cake

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I will be making a lovely dinner  for my sweetheart of a hubby!  I don't like to go out for dinner on holidays, so he will take me out to the restaurant of my choice later this week.  I saw this recipe and enticing photo on http://southernhospitalityblog.com, and decided I would make this for dessert.  The photo is so pretty that I would love to hang it on my wall!  I have made a Bundt cake with a strawberry glaze for years using a recipe just like this, but this icing looks so much more gooey and delicious than the glaze!  Unfortunately, hubby is on a diet, and I am diabetic, so I won't be making this today...I will definitely make it later for us though! :)   I have made this for twice in the last month for neighbors, and one for my grandson's birthday,  It has an amazing flavor, and gets rave reviews.  I wanted to share it with my blog friends, because it looks and tastes soooo good, and is not very complicated to make.

Strawberry Cake
Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix
3 TBS plain flour
1 3oz. box strawberry Jell-o
1/2 C water
3/4 C oil
1 C frozen strawberries thawed and chopped
4 eggs
Instructions:
Combine first 4 ingredients; add oil, then eggs one at a time, beating well after adding each one.  Add berries and beat about 2 minutes.  Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan, and bake at 350F for about 45 minutes.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2- 1 C frozen strawberries and syrup, thawed and pureed.
1 box powdered sugar  (sift to remove lumps)

Instructions:
Mix first 2 ingredients well.  Mix in powdered sugar, add strawberry puree a little at a time, until desired consistency to frost.  If too thick, add more strawberry, if too thin, more powdered sugar.  If desired, add several berries and juice on top of each slice right before serving.


27 comments:

  1. This strawberry cake looks delish and what better colors to enjoy Valentine's Day than these:)Lovely mix of white and pink just like the lovely colors in our life - wish you have a lovely Valentine's Day with your hubby, my dear friend:)

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Sudha. I always look forward to your visits! Happy Valentine's Day to you! Patsy

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  2. Strawberry, yes please! This looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. Lisa, thank you for stopping by, and for sharing your blog! happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Hi Patsy! I ran across your blog via Pinterest today and I'm so glad I did! Love your recipes...as I read your header I felt like I was listening to a good neighbor or and old friend. Needless to say I am following your blog now.

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    1. What a sweet note..thank you so much for visiting and following! I have just recently discovered how much fun the social aspect of blogging is. I have "met" so many nice people...like you! I have been following Shady Porch for quite a while. It is a lovely blog!

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  4. Patsy~ This looks tasty! I love strawberry shortcake and this cake just looks divine! Happy Valentines Day!

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    1. Hi Serena! It is so nice of you to drop by...and thank you so much for the nice compliment! Patsy

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  5. Oh, too funny, that we're both posting this cake!!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you & your sweetie!!

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    1. You know how it is with great minds! Love you! A very happy Valentine's to you and your cutie!

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  6. I am now following your cute blog:> Visiting from the blog hop.Would love for you stop by and follow back.


    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Danielle, thank you so much for joining my blog...welcome! I am following your blog as well. Making new friends is so much fun! Patsy

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  7. Yum! I've made the strawberry cake in the bundt pan for the entire 41 years we've been married. This sounds delicious, too. Maybe I'll make it this weekend when our son and grandson visit.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Happy Valentine's Day.♥

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    1. I too, have always like the basic cake recipe, and the cream cheese icing just ramps it up for me. As along as people make strawberry and lemon desserts, I am a happy camper! Have a great Valentine's Day, and enjoy visiting with your boys! :)
      Patsy

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  8. That does look fabulously gooey, and who doesn't love strawberry? Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. And the same to you, Shirley...thank you so much for visiting! Patsy

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  9. Hi Patsy,
    This is an awesome Strawberry Cake, I sure hope you saved me a piece, its time for my bedtime treat. Hope you have a very special Valentine Day! Thanks for sharing and see you soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. hey Miz Helen! Did you notice that Kitty and I posted the same cake recipe today, with different frosting? Great minds think alike I guess! :) I hope you and your sweetheart have a great valentine's Day!!! xo

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  10. This cake looks heavenly. I love being able to add to a box mix. YUMMM=OOO!!!

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    1. It is always nice to have recipe that can be done quickly, and still be delicious! Thank you for stopping by! Patsy

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by! Patsy

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  12. That is amazing!! Perfect for a Valentine's Day :) You can share this recipe with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th) So happy to follow your lovely blog!!

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    1. Teena...thanks for coming by, and especially for joining! Welcome! I tried to post this earlier today, but couldn't do it for some reason. I will try again. Thanks again, Patsy :)

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    2. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe! I'm loving your blog :)

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  13. What a great recipe. I love how easy it looks to make! My girls would love this!

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    1. I love quick, but yummy, recipes like this! Thank you for the compliment, and for stopping by! Patsy

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