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Strawberry Cake

on 06/20/2011

In celebration of his upcoming birthday, I asked the wife of a friend who shall remain nameless (to protect the guilty) what his favorite dessert is.  Her reply?  “When we go to a buffet and I ask him, ‘Honey, are you ready for dessert?’, I come back with something from the dessert bar.  What does he come back with?  Another piece of fried chicken.  So I guess his favorite dessert is…meat!”  No doubt, the guy is a carnivore,so narrowing down his favorite sweet was a challenge for him.  Since he had trouble deciding, i figured why not combine a few of them?  The result was a Neopolitan Ice Cream Cake since he had mentioned Strawberry Cake, Rich Chocolate Cake and Ice Cream Cake.

Now anyone who knows me well (or at least has eaten with me on a number of occasions) knows that I am not a pretty cook.  I don’t create things that LOOK pretty.  To which my husband says that some of my worst looking creations have been the best tasting and if i do manage to make something that looks great, he’s skeptical.  Sigh. Oh well, since i just cook for the ones i care about and it’s not being served at some restaurant, who gives a flip?  That being said, i’ll bite the bullet and post a picture of my not-that-pretty cake.  The chocolate layer was good but the strawberry layer was WONDERFUL!  Think we’ll tinker with (and not freeze) the chocolate some more but if you have an inkling, give the Strawberry Cake a try.  It’s so much better than Betty’s or Duncan’s boxed versions!  Very moist and oh! so easy.

Strawberry Cake

1 package French Vanilla Cake Mix

1 (3 oz) package Strawberry gelatin

2/3 cup oil

4 eggs

3 Tbs. all-purpose flour

4 oz. fresh or frozen strawberries (if frozen, thaw and drain)

1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 9 x 13″ pan.

Puree strawberries in a blender.  Combine all ingredients in a bowl but do not overmix.  Pour into pan.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick  inserted in middle comes out clean.

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