Thursday, June 14, 2012

Strawberry Cake with Thick Strawberry Glaze

This cake is so good that it actually motivated me to blog again!!!  Thank you Cassie!!  Please check out her blog where you will find this along with a ton of other great recipes.  I knew I had to make this especially when I saw that strawberries were on sale.  I followed the recipe exactly as written and it made a very, very thick glaze...almost a frosting but not quite. The original recipe also uses frozen strawberries...I used fresh ones since this is the season for them around here.  If you love strawberries please try this. It is so good I can't wait to have another slice. 

Can't believe that tomorrow is my son's last day of school. Wow...did this year ever go fast. He will now be a rising 8th grader.  I can't believe that in another year he will be in high school. I have two older sons but it seems that this one is growing way more quickly. Maybe because I am older?  I don't know but when you hear that time goes fast so enjoy them while they are young, you better believe it!  It flies by!  Looking forward to hitting the beach this year big time.  I never get tired of the ocean or sun.  Also never get tired of finding good recipes!  Now go and bake this strawberry cake and enjoy!

For the cake:

1 18.25 ounce box white cake mix
1 3 ounce box strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 15 ounce package frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water

For the frosting (glaze):

1/4 cup butter, softened
8 ounce package cream cheese
1 10 ounce package frozen strawberries, thawed and pureed
7 cups confectioners's sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F..  Lightly grease and flour a 13 x 9 in baking pan.

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 pan and bake for approximately 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.

To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream  cheese at medium speed until smooth and creamy.  Beat in the strawberries and gradually add in the confectioners' sugar until desired thickness.  I kept the glaze in a separate container in the fridge and spooned some over the slices of cake.  Delicious!