Hi everyone. I have a friend whose daughter wants a strawberry- vanilla swirl cake. I would rather not make my white cake batter and strawberry cake batter as i will have tons of leftover strawberry cake batter. Can I swirl strawberry puree or something into the white cake batter? Will that affect how it bakes? Thanks for any suggestions!
Could you use a LorAnn oil in strawberry?
Keep an amount aside, and put the strawberry flavor and some coloring in and swirl.
That way you needn't worry about it sinking if your batter is somewhat thick.
Swirling preserves in will give you a 'sad' streak. Personally I like that but many don't.
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-495646.htmld Just found this but I plan on it, sounds delish! 7yyrt suggested Lorann's strawberry but I have this and tried it in royal icing and I think it tastes very chemically (if that's a word, lol) HTH
Oops that should say haven't tried
I do it all the time and it shouldn't bother your cake. Or atleast my recipe handles it fine.
I remember adding a whole package of Jello for a cake and it was terrible!
Some ladies suggested I try a half package, and that was fine; but I'm wondering if taking "1 1/3 cup of the batter out add 1/2 box strawberry jello" will be rubbery again, as that is a great deal of Jello to cake batter.
Do you find adding that much Jello makes it rubbery? Has anyone tried it?
I wonder if you were using a pillsbury mix that has pudding already in it? that's the only time it came out rubbery for me. Using generic cake mix or DH cake mix works fine adding a whole box of pudding.
I make a "strawberry ribbon" cake where I bake my white cake for about 10 minutes, (just til it starts rising but hasn't browned on top) and then I open the oven and squirt a ribbon of strawberry sleeve filling over the top of the whole cake. As the cake bakes is slowly sinks down in some spots making a perfect "swirly ribbon" of strawberrry through the cake. The sleeve filling thickens up as it gets hot too so when you cut into it it's almost like a layer of jelly in there, hard to explain but really yummy!
My favorite is a raspberry ribbon through chocolate cake, you almost can't see it in there so it's a really cool surprise when you eat it! yUMmY!
That might be it, Pillsbury is the one I buy most often.