Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Strawberry Cake Valentine

I have a Valentine for YOU!

This cake...


And this card...


It makes me SO happy that you come here to share my cake adventures with me!
I love hearing about your cake adventures too.
You guys make me smile! :0)

This is my Valentine's Day cake.
I make it for my family every year, and they love it!

It starts with a white cake mix...super easy!
Pureed strawberries and cream cheese make it delicious.
And I bake it in heart shaped pans to make it cute.


Strawberry Cake
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz.) box of strawberry instant gelatin
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottom of 2 heart shaped cake pans with wax paper, and spray the sides with cooking oil.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add water and oil; mix on medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add strawberries and beat until blended. Pour into pans and bake for approx. 25 minutes.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in strawberries and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, beating until smooth. Spread on cooled cake.

This frosting is very soft (and so yummy!), so expect your cake to be
gloriously messy!


Happy Valentine's Day!
 
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35 comments:

  1. This is very similar to a recipe that I love for strawberry cake!! Your frosting just made me want this really bad!

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    1. This cake is perfect for Valentine's Day...which is a great excuse for you to go make one! :0)

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  2. Happy Valentines Day to you too! This cake looks so good - I love strawberry. I'll be trying it soon. Pinned it!!

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  3. This cake looks beautiful AND delicious!! Yummy!

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  4. I have to pin this - my daughter is forever asking for strawberry cake. It's beautiful!

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  5. cake is so pretty & lovely!!.Saw you @ Mrs.Fox Sweet Party, If you get a chance, pl link with my event too
    Decorating Challenge- Valentine’s Day Ideas

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  6. The cake is beautiful and sounds really easy to make! I found you via the Somewhat Simple Link Party.

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  7. Very beautiful cake!
    I love strawberries and Looooooooove the pink color

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  8. Yum! My Grandma use to make this cake! Sweet! I haven't seen this in a long time!

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  9. This sounds so delish! I love strawberries. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. this looks and sounds soo good! the jello is the secret, isn't it?!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  11. Hi girl!
    I am featuring you tomorrow!
    Wishing you a great weekend!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured at Today's Menu Round Up! http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=24408
    Please go grab a "featured" button.
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?page_id=1844
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday!
    ---Sheryl---

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  13. wow! awesome..i love using cake mix and add my own touch.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Found you on TT&J. I'd love for you to come by and link this and any other project you have at my linky party called "create & inspire"

    http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/02/create-inspire-party-winner.html

    Angie form A little Inspiration

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  14. it looks amazing!! yummy!! new visitor :) stop by on Tuesdays to share your talents :)

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  15. That looks delicious! I'm a sucker for anything with cream cheese... or strawberries.. or sugar... or butter...

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

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  16. yummy! That looks SO tasty! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

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  17. Cake is so pretty & lovely!!. Thank you for sharing. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

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  18. Visiting from I Heart Nap Time's Sundae Scoop :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  19. Yum! My grandma used to make a strawberry cake that looked like this! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  20. This cake looks so good.....the frosting alone is a big hit with us! YUM! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun recipes! -The Sisters

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  21. This looks so yummy! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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  22. Made this cake and couldn't stop eating it. Absolutely divine!Husband who doesn't eat many sweets loved it as well! Super easy, moist, and flavorful!!

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  23. Mmmm... I definitely will be giving this a try!

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  24. This blog is genuinely impressive in all aspects.
    my valentine heart

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  25. i once tried to add puree strawberries to my cream cheese icing but it was too watery, what do u recommend?

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  26. YUMM just made these in cupcakes.... delish! I havent even frosted them yet and I cant stop eating them! Thanks!

    http://pinterest.com/coleenw83/

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  27. Hi
    I wanred to ask you.. what role does the gelatin play in the cake and can it be excluded

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  28. I had this cake at a party and was dying for the recipe.
    This cake is SOOO AMAZING. Super good.

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