Strawberry Cake for a Queen

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@MarthaRayDeen

I made this cake for my grandmother's 92nd Birthday. She loves flowers as much as I do, so it was decked out with silk flowers to give it a touch fit for a Queen! The flavor was rich and delicious and if you can use your own home-grown strawberries like I did, you get an extra satisfaction of making it "homemade".

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

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CAKE INGREDIENTS

1 pkg
white cake mix
1 pkg
strawberry flavored gelatin (3oz)
1 c
vegetable oil
4
eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 c
water
3/4 c
mashed strawberries

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

4 oz
unsalted butter, softened
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Strawberry Cake for a Queen

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine cake mix and gelatin powder in a large bowl.
  • 2Beat in oil, eggs, water, and strawberries.
  • 3Pour into 2 9-inch round greased and floured cake pans.
  • 4Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 5Cool completely before frosting
  • 6For the frosting, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer
  • 7With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy.
  • 8Beat in the vanilla extract
  • 9Frost bottom layer first with cream chese frosting. Cover bottom layer with fresh sliced strawberries then add top layer and frost all over.
  • 10Cover top of cake with more sliced strawberries and keep cool until serving.
  • 11I like to add silk flowers around the bottom of the cake to give it a "frilly" look. Get creative with your ideas & everyone will be happy!

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