I have some of the best friends. They willingly share their recipes with me and I'm so thankful for that. Here's one my good friend Traci shared with me. It's her strawberry cake and oh my, but is it delicious! It's kind of poke-cake-ish...but kind of not. Some of the yummy frosting you use after you poke the cake, but most of it goes directly on top. Use frozen, thawed strawberries for this because they are juicier. A great cake for a crowd or a birthday!!
Traci's Strawberry Cake
1 package yellow cake mix
1 3-ounce package strawberry jello
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 16-ounce package frozen strawberries ~ thawed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2 pan.
Mix together cake mix, Jell-O and flour.
Make a well in the center and pour in water, oil, and eggs.
Stir in half of the container of strawberries. Beat on low speed until blended.
Beat an additional 4 minutes on medium speed. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
after cake is done and out of the oven, poke holes all over it then
spread 1 - 1 1/2 cups frosting (recipe follows) on top. Reserve
remaining frosting to use on top of cake when it's cooled.
1/2 cup butter
4 -5 cups powdered sugar
Remaining strawberries from cake
While cake is baking, mix frosting and place in fridge.
Combine butter, confectioners' sugar and the remaining half of the frozen strawberries.
Beat on high speed until creamy.
Spread 1 - 1 1/2 cups frosting onto hot cake after holes are poked.
Keep remaining frosting in the fridge until cake has cooled completely, then frost.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!