June 24, 2011

Summer's Best Strawberry Cake

This cake is the closest thing to eating a sweet slice of summer. It is so refreshing after a long day.
Definitely a MUST for all your summer get-togethers! {And just in time for the 4th!!}


Summer's Best Strawberry Cake
{adapted from Paula Deen's version found here.}
Here's what you'll need:
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 - 3 oz. package strawberry Jello
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup mashed fresh strawberries, divided
  • 1 - 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups cool whip
Preheat your oven to 350*.
Combine cake mix and Jello in a large bowl. add eggs, oil, water and 3/4 cup strawberries. Beat in a mixer until well blended. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch pans. Bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Meanwhile, drain remaining strawberries. Beat cream cheese until creamy; gradually beat in powdered sugar. Add drained strawberries, mix well. WHISK in Cool Whip.
Once the cakes have cooled completely, spread 1 cup of frosting between layers. Stack second cake on top of the first. Use remaining frosting to ice the top and sides.

*Keep Refrigerated.

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