After taking so much time off I’m brain freezing when it comes to penning my usual biz and credit stuff. So lets get the ball rolling again talking about food. Since we last talked I was re-introduced to something I had totally forgotten about…..strawberry cake. Served everywhere in Louisiana, rarely heard of around the rest of the country. Now this is no big secret recipe. Quite frankly, I was at a cajun restaurant here in Denver (yeah we have one good one) and it was on the menu. I begged the proprietor to give me the recipe. Nothing doing so I started an internet search. I tried 3 or 4 and here’s the easiest, cheapest, quickest and tastiest of what I found.
New Orleans style strawberry cake
- 1 box white cake mix
- 2 lbs strawberries
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 lbs confectioners sugar
- 1 small package strawberry jello
Make the white cake mix as directed on the box. Add the package of jello to it and about 1/2 to 3/4 cup pureed strawberries. Bake in oven. You may have to bake a little longer than box suggests due to extra moisture in the strawberries. Remove and cool.
For the frosting you take the remaining strawberries (1/2 to 3/4 cup) and mix with melted butter and confectioners sugar. Frost cake. Chill for an hour or so and serve.