Before I Get Started, Help Please!

Baking By HowCoolGomo1 Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 3:39am by Texas_Rose

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 9:09pm
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The request is my chocolate cake, with strawberry cream cheese swirl in cupcakes.

My basic recipe for the swirl is 8oz of cream cheese, 1 egg and 1/3 cup sugar.

These are the ingredients I have in the house. I'm not going to the store, since it's a minimum of 50 miles round trip.

Strawberry jello
Strawberry milk, one pint...Borden brand
Sliced strawberries in sugar, Walmart brand, 16oz

I also have whole milk, Greek nonfat yogurt and Daisy full fat sour cream.

My niece wants the strawberry without the jam filling.

She also wants the icing to be white on white as the finish, with only the embellishments being slightly pink.

Sorry so long, all help is appreciated.


Forgot I have Dream Whip too.

4 replies
Doug Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 9:30pm
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do you have cheesecloth? (best option) or paper coffee filters (ok option)?

if so, you can drain the liquid from both the yogurt and sour cream (yogurt 1st choice) to get an end result approaching a soft cream cheese. will NOT get as thick and dense as true cream cheese.

wonder if adding Dream Whip to the drained yogurt would thicken it up even more?

myslady Posted 6 Apr 2010 , 9:41pm
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Not to be mean, but what are you asking?

HowCoolGomo1 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 2:30am
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Originally Posted by myslady

Not to be mean, but what are you asking?

You're not being mean.

I wasn't specific.

She wants strawberry. She doesn't want to bite into strawberry jam, jelly or preserves. She thinks she will be ok with a strawberry cream cheese swirl. She wants massive strawberry flavor to counter act my ganache.

If I forgot I do have enough cream cheese to get it done.

Texas_Rose Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 3:39am
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Too bad you can't go to the store...I just bought some Magic Line strawberry flavoring at AGS last week and it's super strong.

The strawberry jello is probably your best bet, as long as you mean the powder kind, not some that's already made up. Mix it into the cream cheese and the egg. You could drain some of the sliced strawberries, puree them and mix them in too.

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