Monday, July 12, 2010

Paula Deen's Strawberry Cake

Ingredients:

1 box white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed (omit 3/4 cup)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Cream Cheese frosting --I just bought mine but she does give us her recipe to make your own.

Directions
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 30 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.

This cake was super moist and soooo delicious! I made several changes to the original recipe. I read quite a few reviews that said it was too dense. I ended up making it twice in the same weekend so I could experiment quite a bit. My 1st time, I omitted about 1/4 of the pureed strawberries and added water just like the recipe calls for. I ended up having to cook it an additional 20 minutes just to get it done. My 2nd try, I omitted 3/4 cup of pureed strawberries and the water. It came out much better but still had to cook longer than recipe stated.
Original recipe can be found here !

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