The Freeze Dried Strawberry Cake Recipe Genius

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-K8memphis Posted 6 Jul 2019 , 4:48pm
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who was it that advised to use freeze dried strawberries in their strawberry cake recipe? you are a genius -- I used it for a strawberry filling -- just whirled in blender and added it into the abc and it was perfect -- I didn't want to fridge the cake because it was made with butter so I finally tried it to resolve that issue and avoid flavorings at the same time as well --  really potent too --

THANK YOU!!!

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Jul 2019 , 1:31am
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I've got to give it a try.  I do have some pineapple, but can't remember what recipe with which I was planning to use it....old!

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Jul 2019 , 1:50am
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oooh pineapple -- that sound great!

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AAtKT Posted 8 Jul 2019 , 11:56pm
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I have used the freeze dried strawberries in my strawberry cheesecake... looks and tastes amazing... 

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theresaf Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 5:38pm
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I've seen freeze dried strawberries used too but where do you get them? Do you have to order them on-line or is there uh an actual store lol?  I've been wanting to try them in something too...

Thanks!

Theresa

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icer101 Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 5:52pm
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I have bought some at Walmart and trader joe’s

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-K8memphis Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 6:12pm
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target and whole foods

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theresaf Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 6:39pm
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Thank you both - I will go take a look!

T

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jchuck Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 9:36pm
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We absolutely cannot get freeze dried fruit of any kind here in Canada where I live. Oh sorry, ya Costco, if there available. $79 CAD for 2/6 oz packages. That’s not happening anytime soon. Lots of dried fruit tho, so I’ll stick to that.

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theresaf Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 9:39pm
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Wow that is crazy expensive jchuck!  I just broke down and ordered a 3-pack sample of different dried fruits from Amazon for 17.99 (US) 

I had some other things I needed to order for my office so I used that opportunity to get that too!  

T

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SandraSmiley Posted 9 Jul 2019 , 10:43pm
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I bought mine at Target.

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jchuck Posted 10 Jul 2019 , 11:53am
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I have no idea why it’s so hard to find freeze dried fruit here in Canada???  Very weird. Upon a wider search, I found some at specialty shops next city over. But still very $$$.

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AAtKT Posted 10 Jul 2019 , 4:25pm
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Oddly enough, the Dollar Stores in our area carry bags of freeze dried strawberries and apples (and occasionally bananas)... 


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jchuck Posted 10 Jul 2019 , 5:56pm
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Wow, really AAtKT, how fortunate for you!! 

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-K8memphis Posted 10 Jul 2019 , 6:00pm
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aatkt  — thanks for the heads up!

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gscout73 Posted 12 Jul 2019 , 12:23pm
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Just remember, freeze dried is not the same as dehydrated.

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jchuck Posted 12 Jul 2019 , 12:29pm
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Correct gscout73   Freeze dried fruit are much more potent and flavourful. I can only get dehydrated fruit here. But it does the job!

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GI Posted 12 Jul 2019 , 4:28pm
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For a typical cake recipe, how many ounces of the (pulverized) fruit did you add? Or was this just for icings and fillings. 


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-K8memphis Posted 12 Jul 2019 , 5:31pm
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one bag is enough for a full recipe of icing i'm sure -- the fruit turns into a powder when you blend it -- it comes out of the bag brittle and dry --

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Jul 2019 , 5:32pm
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it's a one ounce bag

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GI Posted 13 Jul 2019 , 6:44pm
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thanks.   i intend to try this with a banana cake recipe !

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-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
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oh whoops I used that amount in some icing  i used as a filling — i’ve never baked with it — but still I don’t think you’ll need more than one bag but I would get two bags because I like back up

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yortma Posted 1 week ago
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I have used freeze dried strawberries for cakes many times.  It is the only way I could get a nice strawberry taste, and pretty color, and not add moisture and denseness to the cake.  (Freeze dried NOT dehydrated!) For my white cake recipe that makes 2 8"  layers, I mix in a heaping cup of chopped freeze dried strawberries, including all the powdery bits, at the end.  I chop small, so that little bits of fruit are visible (it softens up  perfectly while baking) but not too chunky.  If you are not vegan, replace 1/8 cup of the sugar with 1/8 cup dry strawberry jello mix for a pretty pink color.  Also, add in 1 tsp of strawberry extract along with the vanilla.  I get the strawberries at Trader Joe's, and also my local family owned grocery store.

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-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
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yortma -- it's YOU -- YOU are the freeze dried strawberry cake genius!!! thank you!!!!

see post #1 heart_eyes

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yortma Posted 1 week ago
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I wish I could take all the credit, but I got the idea from someone years ago on CC (wish I could remember who it was) and I just played around with it as part of my many trials for the best strawberry cake.  

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-K8memphis Posted 1 week ago
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everybody gets ideas from everywhere no no no no no — YOU are the reason I even ever made this thread blush

I am thanking You because I learned it from You so thanks! purple_heart green_heart blue_heart

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