Our Easter Sunday Strawberry Cake. I had to guard the last piece of cake so I could bring it home to my husband. I just went with a simple frosting design.
24 ounces strawberries, hulled (if frozen, thawed) = you need 3/4 cup puree
2 tsp sugar - to go with the strawberry puree
1/4 cup milk
6 egg whites, or 4 whole eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
2 and 1/4 cup cake flour
1 and 3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1 and 1/2 stick) butter, softened.
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine cake four, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Puree strawberries with 2 tsp sugar. Add 3/4 cup strawberry puree and milk alternating dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mix. Mix to combine all ingredients. Bake 350 degrees around 25 minutes.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter (1 and 1/2 sticks)
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 a packet)
3 - 4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup strawberry puree
1 tsp vanilla
Whatever is left of the Strawberry puree.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
These are Rocky Road Cake Pops with chocolate cake, chopped walnuts, marshmallows, covered in chocolate and walnuts. I like my nuts. Both related and otherwise.
A bouquet of Cake Pops.
1 box cake mix, any flavor
1 box pudding, any flavor (3.4 oz)
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Mix, bake 350 degrees 30-35 minutes, cool. Makes two 8-9" round cake pans.
Crumble cake. Add frosting. Work frosting into the cake cumbles until it has the consistancy of playdough. You may want to add a little more frosting if it is still too crumbly. Form into balls, place on wax paper, and refridgerate for 2 hours until firm.
While the chocolate is still warm add sprinkles, nuts, different colored chocolate swirls, etc.
This is my Dalek cookie jar designation K-27 and the "MotherShip" spice rack. Dalek was won after a fierce fight on E-Bay, and MotherShip was randomly found at a kitchen store after looking for it for 2 years and giving up hope of ever finding it.