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The Best Strawberry Cake Ever

The Best Strawberry Cake Ever

Ingredients

1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix

1 (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored instant gelatin

1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed

4 large eggs

½ cup vegetable oil

¼ cup water

Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

¼ cup butter softened

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed

½ teaspoon strawberry extract

7 cups confectioners’ sugar

Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, option am

Instructions

  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.
  3. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in ¼ cup of the strawberry puree and the strawberry extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.
  7. Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.

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