Happy Monday everyone!! Not a monday person?? Well for southern cake girl, monday is funday (as they used to call it in my elementary school gym class). On monday's I will post a new cake recipe to try out and help you through the work week! This week I'm starting with my FAV cake!
Do you love strawberry ice cream as much as my Dad does?! Well then you will LOVE this strawberry cake recipe. It is the most amazing strawberry cake EVER (which is why I call it Strawberry bliss).
2 cups white sugar
1 3oz package of strawberry flavored gelatin
1 cup butter softend (ie at ROOM TEMP)
4 eggs (also at room temp!)
2 3/4 cups of sifted cake flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup 2% milk (also at room temp!)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry puree from frozen, sweetened strawberries
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (with butter) and flour 2 8inch round cake pans (you can use 9inch cake pans if needed).
2. Cream butter and sugar in your KitchenAid mixer until very creamy. Add strawberry flavored gelatin, and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs ONE at a time (make sure you mix well after each). In a seperate small bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture and milk to batter, alternating by beginning and ending with flour. Add vanilla and strawberry puree.
3. Divide the batter between the two pans.
4. Bake 25-30 mins, or until small knife inserted into center comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans for 10-15mins. Then remove and cool COMPLETELY on cooling racks before icing the cake.
Tips for this cake!
1. When I say ingredients need to be at room temp, I mean they need to be at room temp, especially the butter. It's very hard to cream cold butter.
2. This cake is veryyy moist. It is really hard to ice this cake without getting a TON of crumbs in your icing, especially if you are a cake decorating novice. So make sure it has cooled off completely before attempting.
3. Since this cake is very moist, you can make it into three layers (ie pour into 3 8inch pans) to make it easier to handle.
4. If you are using a stand mixer (like KitchenAid), make sure you scrape down the sides of the bowl often during the mixing process.