Scratch Strawberry Cake

Baking By whitet4 Updated 22 Jan 2010 , 12:57pm by cakesweetiecake

whitet4 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:13am
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I have tried MANY strawberry scratch cakes and they all stink especially Martha's. Does anyone have a really good one, or point me in the right direction.

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stephaniescakenj Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:32am
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lilthorner Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:35am
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stephanies cakes.. 2 questions, have you ever made it in cupcakes and do u use the strawberry extract?

stephaniescakenj Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:46am
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I've never tried it as cupcakes but I think it would be fine, it bakes nice and even and I even managed to be able to carve it the last time I made it.
The first time I tried it, it was simply a test cake for home. I didn't have strawberry extract on hand so I used raspberry extract instead and it was good. I know strawberry can be hard to find, the flavor isn't quite as strong as if you had used strawberry but I still enjoyed it.

whitet4 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:07am
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Thanks a lot!! I'll give it a try this week and let ya know how it goes. Sooooo excited thoughicon_smile.gif

eatdessert1st Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 3:07am
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I use strawberry essence. It's a bit pricey but it lasts a while. You can google it but I purchase it here:

I add 1 1/2 C pureed strawberries to my basic butter cake and a couple squirts of the essence. I don't think I've seen strawberry extract around here.... where do you get it?

Melanie Mc.

stephaniescakenj Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 4:39am
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I just get the extract at my local grocery store, it's an IGA. Of course, I'm out of it right now so I can't tell you the brand but I think it might actually be a store brand. I know McCormick makes one too but I haven't been able to find that anywhere but online so far.

cakesweetiecake Posted 22 Jan 2010 , 12:57pm
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