I’ve always been a die-hard fan of chocolate. You might say that chocolate was my first love. So, I sort of feel like I’m cheating on chocolate when I say that I love this strawberry cake. The real strawberries make it so moist and give it an amazing flavor. And the frosting? Don’t even get me started . . . it is a cream cheese/butter frosting flavored with real strawberries as well. It is so amazing!! Sorry, chocolate. I still love you. I always will. But I must go get me a piece of this strawberry cake.
1 box white cake mix
1 3-oz. box strawberry Jell-O
1 1/4 c frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/4 c water
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 c frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
8 c powdered sugar
2-3 drops red food coloring (optional)
Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans by greasing and flouring. In large bowl, mix cake mix (dry), Jell-O, pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water. Beat on low speed until combined. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour into cake pans. Bake at 350°F for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
Meanwhile, make frosting by beating cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add strawberry puree. Beat until combined. Add powdered sugar and salt and beat until creamy and smooth. Add red food coloring if desired. Frost in between layers of cake and on top and sides of cake. Store in refrigerator.