SPRING BERRY CAKE
photos of Spring Berry Cake Recipe
white cake mix plus ingredients to prepare as directed on package (eggs, oil, water)
frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed (with juice) and divided
strawberry flavored gelatin
cream cheese, room temperature
container whipped topping, thawed
fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
How to Make SPRING BERRY CAKE
1Prepare white cake as directed on package for a 9"x13" pan. Let cool.
2In food processor or blender, puree strawberries until almost smooth.
3Place a large wire mesh strainer over a bowl; pour berries into strainer and let drain, pressing and stirring as needed, to produce 1/2 cup of juice. Set pulp aside, temporarily.
4To the 1/2 cup of juice, add 1/2 cup water; bring to boil in microwave or in small saucepan on stove.
5Pour powdered gelatin into medium bowl, add boiling liquid and stir until thoroughly dissolved; add 1 cup puree/pulp and mix well.
6Using a skewer, poke holes all over cooled cake; very slowly, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cake, being sure to fill all the holes.
7Place cake in refrigerator while preparing frosting.
8Beat cream cheese until fluffy; beat in 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
9Add 1/2 the whipped topping; mix well, until smooth.
10Add 1/2 remaining strawberry puree/pulp and mix well.
11Set mixer aside; using spatula, gently fold in remaining puree/pulp and reminder of whipped topping.
12Spread evenly over cake. Refrigerate until served. Garnish with fresh strawberries and mint, if desired.
13Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
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Posted: Wed, Jan 28, 2015