Updated: Feb 28
Ingredients for Strawberry Cake
1 box of white cake mix
1 3oz box of strawberry gelatin
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of fresh strawberries, chopped
1/3 cup of all purpose flour
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well for 2-3 minutes.
Pour into greased and floured cake pans. *If you are using 8 inch cake pans, the batter will fit into three. If you are using a 9 inch, the batter will only fit two. **Double the recipe if you want three full cake layers**
Bake cake on 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes. Stick a toothpick in the center of cake, it it comes out clean then the cake is done.
Fresh strawberry Purée
• 10-12 fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons of sugar
In a Nutribullet or blender, puree strawberries and sugar.
Ingredients Needed for Strawberry Buttercream
2 sticks of butter, softened at room temperature
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon of salt
• 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
• 1/2 cup of strawberry puree
• Several drops of red food coloring until desired color. I used 5-6.
Directions to Make Strawberry Buttercream
Place the butter in a large mixer bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy for 2-3 minutes.
Add the vanilla and salt, mix until just combined.
Slowly beat in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time making sure it is completely incorporated each time before adding the next cup.
Fold in the strawberry puree and food coloring and mix until well combined.
Using a butter knife or cake icing tool, spread the Icing on each cake layer. Add icing to the sides and top of the cake. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.