Friday, September 10, 2010

Very Strawberry Cake

A few weeks ago I went to a baby shower for a good friend.  We had a great time.  One of the foods that they served was a strawberry cake that was out of this world.  So, I had to get the recipe. (Thanks, Jennifer!)  Here it is.  Enjoy!

Very Strawberry Cake

1 (18.25 oz.) white cake mix
1 (3 oz.) package strawberry jello
1 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup mashed strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 9 x 13 pan.  In a large bowl combine cake mix and jello.  Add oil and milk, beating at low speed.  Add eggs separately, beating after each addition.  Blend in strawberries.  Pour batter into pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool and frost cake with Strawberry Icing.

Strawberry Icing

1 (16 oz.) box powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup mashed (or finely chopped) strawberries

Cream butter.  Add sugar and strawberries, mixing well. 

**You can add 1 cup chopped pecans and/or 1 cup coconut to cake batter if you'd like.  Also, you can add 1/2 finely chopped pecans and/or 1/2 cup coconut to icing.  Personally, I like it without the nuts or coconut.  My grandchildren like it better without it too.

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