Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Strawberry Cake: perfect Valentine's treat

I live in a household of all boys, so you won't find much pink around here.  I make one exception, though, when it comes to my husband's favorite childhood dessert: Strawberry Cake.  And its pretty color would make it perfect for Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd share the recipe with you.  Old-fashioned and delicious, it's a winner.

This cake is super-easy to make and is absolutely delicious.  Instead of frosting, it has a strawberry glaze that's ooey and gooey and yummy.  And it's made with frozen strawberries, so it's a great treat even when strawberries aren't in season.

Strawberry Cake

1 box white cake mix
2 Tablespoons flour
1 3 oz. box strawberry gelatin
4 eggs
½ cup water
1 cup oil
½ cup liquid drained from thawed strawberries

1 pound confectioners' sugar
2 T. melted butter
24 oz. frozen strawberries, drained and mashed (reserve ½ cup liquid)

Thaw frozen strawberries.  Drain, reserving ½ cup liquid for use in cake.  Mash berries.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 9”x13” pan or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine all cake ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

While cake is baking, prepare glaze by mixing together all glaze ingredients.

While cake is still hot, poke holes all over cake with toothpick.  Pour glaze over hot cake.  Glaze will set as it cools.  Cut into squares to serve.

Click here for a printable copy.

I put extra glaze on this piece, just the way my husband likes it.  See how ooey-gooey it is?

Just right for Valentine's Day!  Enjoy!


Pam said...

Oh wow does this look delicious... I think I might have to give it a try. I like the idea of it for Valentines. Your blog is lovely.
Blessings, Pam

Tonya @ Love of Family And Home said...

This looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing Richella!!

Savvy Seasons said...

Yummers! Have a happy Valentine's Day tomorrow! xo ~Liz

Heather said...

That looks really delicious!

Christina @ Car Boot Liners for Dogs said...

I think this cake would be difficult to work with if you are doing with layers. I just had one which completely failed apart. I hope it tastes good as it looks. :) Happy Valentine

Kelli W said...

YUM! Strawberry cake is perfect for Valentine's Day!

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