Strawberry Cake with Fresh Buttercream Icing

Nothing says “Hello, Spring!” like strawberries.  A bakery here in my town makes fresh strawberry cakes, using strawberries in the batter and the icing, it is to die for.  I decided to try to do something like that, only using buttercream icing.  Sort of strawberries and cream, if you will.

This cake was so easy to make, I didn’t end up using fresh strawberries, I used frozen as the recipe called for.  But it made a truly delicious, moist cake and I already knew I’d love the buttercream icing, I’ve made it many times before.  I hope you enjoy this as much as our friends did!

Strawberry Cake with Fresh Buttercream Icing

Strawberry Cake with Fresh Buttercream Icing
Cake recipe from Paula Deen, see post on icing here.

Cake
Ingredients:
1 box white cake mix
1 (3-oz) pkg strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 lb. package frozen strawberries, thawed and puree’d
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two 9-inch cake pans.

Mix the gelatin powder and the cake mix together.  Using a mixer, add the rest of the ingredients and beat until smooth.  Pour equal amounts into each pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Set aside on cooling racks.  When fully cooled, ice with desired icing.  Here is my buttercream icing:

Buttercream Icing Recipe seen on Confections of a Foodie Bride, originally from Williams-Sonoma Yields

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter, room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar
5 tbsp milk (I used 2 percent)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
pinch of salt
1 tsp meringue powder

Place all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and with the paddle attachment (scraper if you have it), beat on low until the ingredients are just mixed.  Turn the speed up and whip the icing until it’s light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.  If you don’t have the paddle scraper, then you will need to stop once to scrape the sides and bottom.

Strawberry Cake with Fresh Buttercream Icing

 

 

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2 responses to “Strawberry Cake with Fresh Buttercream Icing

  1. I have an absolutely shocking icing technique…so I just make sure my cakes taste divine and no one seems to care :-) This strawberry cake sounds yummy…I will give it a try :-)

  2. This recipe looks great! I would love it if you linked up this post to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: http://ow.ly/aj76a

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