Strawberry Cake

Decorating By cuteums Updated 25 Feb 2009 , 4:14am by cuteums

cuteums Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 6:53pm
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So I offered to make a cake for a friends baby shower. I am doing it for free because as a gift and secretly because I have been dying to make a purse cake and this is the perfect excuse. (Diaper bag cake)

Anyway, I asked her what flavor and she threw me for a loop when she said strawberry. At first I thought she meant the filling, but she definitely meant the cake. I have never made a strawberry cake, nor do I even recall ever eating one. I looked up some doctored cake recipes on here. Do they taste good? Is it what strawberry cake is supposed to taste like? (that isn't as stupid a question as you may think.) Does the jello give it a fake taste? Just wondering. Thanks.

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Getus Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 7:12pm
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I just made a strawberry cake last night. This is what I did:
Used the WASC recipe. Except........
Used a BC strawberry cake mix instead of the white cake mix
Used pureed (frozen strawberries, juice and all, I did this in my blender) in place of the water in the recipe
Used 3 whole eggs in place of the 4 egg whites
Used Lorann strawberry flavoring in place of the almond flavoring
Everything else in the recipe, I did as called for the in the WASC recipe
It turned out great. Smelled wonderful in my house while it baked, too!
This was my first attempt at making a strawberry cake using a mix as the base. I was pleased.
HTH,
Carla thumbs_up.gif

stephaniescakenj Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 8:25pm
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this recipe from paula deen is fanastic. I fill it with strawberry filling...


http://www.grouprecipes.com/41354/fresh-strawberry-cake.html

CeeTee Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:43pm
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When I make strawberry cake I get frozen, unsweetened strawberries. I thaw and strain them, saving the juice, then puree the strawberries. I use Duncan Hines white cake mix and follow the directions, except I use the juice instead of the water and the puree instead of the oil. I will also add a teaspoon of strawberry extract and a teaspoon of vanilla. It's easy to make, tastes great, and smells even better!

Sometimes when I want a Strawberries and Cream cake, I will follow the recipe as above, but add in a small box of cheesecake pudding, one more egg white, and one extra tablespoon of puree.

JanH Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 9:48pm
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DH strawberry cake mix, strawberry yogurt and strawberry extract, using either of the following WASC cake recipes:

http://tinyurl.com/2cu8s4
(Rebecca Sutterby)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-599677-.html
(kakeladi's original WASC - uses no fat/oil.)

HTH

HTH

chilz822 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 10:04pm
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I most definately agree with stephaniescakenj
I made Paula Deen's cake and got rave reviews, I covered it in crusting cream cheese with pureed strawberries mixed in (it was like ice cream!)... it's been my most popular flavor so far (see my pix).
I'll absolutely be keeing it for future and highly recommend it. It's soooo moist and flavorful (I wouldn't use it for carving).

saap1204 Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm
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I made a scratch strawberry cake that had jello in it and I did not care for it--it was too sweet (and not in a good way). Paula Deen's recipe sounds delicious and that will be the next strawberry cake I make.

CeeTee Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 10:25pm
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The Paula Deen recipe does sound delish. I might have to give it a shot too, even though most of my scratch cake attempts have been total disasters! icon_lol.gif

lecrn Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 10:40pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saap1204

I made a scratch strawberry cake that had jello in it and I did not care for it--it was too sweet (and not in a good way). Paula Deen's recipe sounds delicious and that will be the next strawberry cake I make.




So did I & didn't like it at all. I still haven't found a good recipe for strawberry cake. I can't wait to try Paula's recipe.

cuteums Posted 25 Feb 2009 , 4:14am
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thanks everyone. I think I'll try Paula deen's recipe. She usually has good stuff. I have been leaning more towards scratch lately so I'll start there.

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