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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Who's Ready For Dessert?

Not me, I just had a chocolate chip cookie. However, if you are offering strawberry cake, I'm in. There is a restaurant called, Newk's Express Cafe, that has the best strawberry cake EVER. It is homemade strawberry cake! I highly recommend it. Newk's website: www.newkscafe.com

imageNewk's Cake

Here is a Paula Deen's Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake from The Food Network. Let's be real, if Paula Deen has a dessert recipie, chances are it is calorie filled. So, if you are on a diet, BEWARE.

Paula Deen's Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake:


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Strawberry cream cheese frosting, recipe follows
  • Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
For the frosting:
In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the vanilla extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.


  1. ohhhh yummmmm... i'd kill that whole thing right now! ALL BY MY SELF! hehe

  2. This looks so good, thanks for sharing!