Hi guys. I have several good recipes in my back pocket but not a single one involves a strawberry cake. I have a birthday cake coming up with that request and I would love it if anyone had a recipe that they have used that would hold up to fondant. Any Ideas.
After much trial and error this is how I have adapted my favorite white cake into a strawberry cake.This is light and very flavorful and a very pretty pink color. If you need to be vegetarian, skip the jello, but it won't be very pink.
Use your favorite white cake recipe for 2 8 or 9" layers.
replace 2 - 4 tbsp of sugar with 2 - 4 Tbsp dry strawberry jello mix(depending on how pink you want it)
add 1 tsp of strawberry extract in addition to the usual vanilla.
at the end stir in 1 cup of finely chopped freeze-dried strawberries, including all the fine powdery bits.
The jello/KoolAid idea is exactly what I thought when reading your ? :)