Sunday, May 07, 2006
Okay, so this one isn't that exciting
A Little Byte of DISA (fundraiser cookbook) Copyright 2000
1 pkg. white cake mix
1 small pkg. strawberry Jell-O (dry)
1 (10-oz.) box frozen strawberries (save ½ cup for icing)
½ c. oil
¾ c. water
1 stick softened butter
1 box powdered sugar
Stir oil, water, and eggs into dry cake mix. Add Jell-O. Stir strawberries in gently. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
Icing: Blend 1 stick softened butter with 1 box powdered sugar; slowly add ½ cup strawberries. Cook cake before icing.
I know I said I was going to try to pick out some exciting recipes, but obviously this one isn't that exciting. Unless, maybe you're a 6-year old girl. But my husband asked me to make a couple of cakes for some guys at work since their wives have baked for him in the past. Since I had two boxes of white cake mix that I needed to do something with, I decided to make this strawberry cake, which I've made in the past and I made a Brown Mountain Cake with Easy Buttercream. Since the cakes were being given away, I cooked some of the batter of each in custard cups, as 'testers'. This strawberry cake is very sweet. I asked hubby if he wanted another chocolate cake but he said the strawberry was fine and he scarfed the tester right down. I think it's sort of funny that he's giving this girly-pink cake to a guy at work.
Basically I choked under pressure. So many cakes in the world, I'm not sure why I chose to make this one. I think it had something to do with my husband mentioning another strawberry cake I've made in the past (yellow cake with fresh strawberries and a pudding/cool whip filling) but I didn't want to send anything that was too perishable. I still had strawberry on the brain though. The cakes that were made for my husband were pretty standard so I wasn't feeling the need to spend my weekend in the kitchen baking. At least I got rid of one of those boxes of white cake.
I know I don't sound very excited about this but I wasn't at all in the mood for cake so I couldn't judge it properly. I once made this recipe into cupcakes for a bake sale and I topped each one with a gummy strawberry and I remember being more excited that time. I think I used cream cheese in the frosting that time and that cuts the sweetness a bit. This would be a great recipe for a young girl's birthday cake.
Question of the Day: Did you have a standard birthday cake flavor while you were growing up?