Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Strawberry Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

I made these cupcakes and a smash cake for my daughters 1st birthday. The cake recipe is the Paula Deen's, but I used a different frosting to make it lighter for her birthday. The frosting ended up melting, but I still think they look good! 

For Strawberry Cake:
18.25 oz box of white cake mix
  • 3 oz box of strawberry flavored instant gelatin
  • 15 oz package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
For Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
16 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup heavy cream, cold
Drops of pink food coloring


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Grease cake pans, or line with cupcake liners for cupcakes

3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. 

4. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. 

5. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

6. Let cool completely before frosting.

For Frosting: 

1. Place the mixing bowl, and mixer attachments ( to use for the cold cream) in the freezer for 30 mins before making this. 

2. Beat the cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. 

3. In the bowl from the freezer, beat the heavy cream to nearly stiff peaks.

4. Add the whipped cream into the cheese mixture and quickly and briefly beat to combine. Do not over beat.

5. I added drops of pink food coloring in to make it match the party theme, this is optional. If you do use food coloring, lightly fold the frosting with a ribber spatula. 

Frost and Enjoy :)

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