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Monday, September 5, 2011


You know how it goes.
The baby is napping, and you rack your brain thinking of what you can get done in that space of time.
And your Goth/Emo/Chain wearing daughter is into bright pink around her birthday.
So let's get this party started with a cake that will overload you with strawberries and PINK!
Seriously, this is the best strawberry cake EVER.
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup strawberry puree made from frozen sweetened strawberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and dry strawberry gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry puree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minutes, before tapping out to cool completely.
The cup of strawberry puree is a little hazy. I just cleaned a few and zapped them.
Cuisinart. We're having puree of dinner.
It's starting to look like a crime scene here.
Homemade frosting is nothing but softened butter, a drizzle of vanilla, and powdered sugar.
The difference?
O to the MG.
Cool those cakes.
I added sliced strawberries to the layer.

To fan a berry, choose a perfect specimen and make thing slices from the hull.
See? Caterer pretty, and no fuss really.
Happy Birthday, Savannah. And thank you for 17 years of my biggest dream come true.
You are perfection.


Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Happy Birthday to Savannah! She is an awesome chick. :)

Michelle L. said...

Yay! Cake and strawberries and an incredible 17 year old artist, daughter, sister and all around cool kitten. Happy B'Day to Savannah from Mich!

Kim K. said...

Awww....such a sweet post. A delicious pink cake, an awesome birthday for a super cool daughter, and a baby kitty. What more could you ask for!!!

Sonja said...

Happy Birthday, Youngun. Enjoy that be-utiful cake!

Janelle said...

Happy birthday Savannah! You keep making mama proud. And that is one sweet cake!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Oh my heavens!!! Printing this NOW.

Happy birthday Savannah!!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Happy Birthday Savannah, and my does that cake look good!

Chelsea said...

Aw, Happy Birthday, Savannah! And OHMYGOSH, that cake looks delish! (and I'm totally going to try homemade frosting next time I bake a cake!)