I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pretty in Pink

With all the picnics and family gatherings lately I have noticed more and more, that the majority of stand out dishes being passed around have either Jell-O or Bisquick somewhere in there list of ingredients. It makes you wonder how we ever lived without these products.
I haven’t had a Jell-O or Bisquick recipes yet that I have not enjoyed.
This cake is no exception; it is just bursting with the taste of strawberries. Surprisingly as far as cakes go, this one is not overly sweet; as a matter of fact it actually tastes just like fresh strawberries.
You can’t beat the color; this would be a great birthday cake for that little girl in your life who loves everything pink.

Strawberry Jell-O Cake

1 pkg. white cake mix
1 box strawberry Jell-O
3/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup water
4 eggs

Add flour, eggs, Jell-O, water and oil to cake mix and beat 2 minutes at medium speed with mixer. Add strawberries and beat 1 minute until smooth. Bake according to cake mix instructions.

1 stick butter, softened
1/4 tsp. salt
1 box powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup frozen strawberries, thawed

Cream butter until smooth. Add sugar, salt and berries as needed. Beat well. Spread on cake. Garnish with fresh berries when serving.


Anonymous said...

LOVE this cake. Quick & really good!

Claire said...

This is one of my favorite cakes! So pretty.

Julie said...

Thank you Claire, it really is a beautiful shade of oink.

Julie said...

oops...I meant pink, I definitely did not mean oink lol