Strawberries n’ Cream Cake

I’ve got a few things on my wish list.

Like a little shmushy lab puppy that will lick me and follow me everywhere and sleep with me even when I have neglected to shower for a few days.

And I especially wish my parents were of African/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean dissent so that I wouldn’t always feel compelled to skip school, douse myself in baby oil, and lay outside on days that barely top 60 degrees F.

Oh yes, and there are those terrible spammy porn star Twitter accounts. I wish there was some sort of application process that would keep ladies like Fabrina Sassy from joining the Twittersphere and then eventually following me. Such a disappointment to get a notification that you have a new follower, only to realize she has a site called http://www.lickmyinsertbodypart.com

Then again, maybe I shouldn’t judge too harshly. Angela Star could be the next Vivienne of Pretty Woman. These ladies must be on to something. Wear patent leather boots and a blonde wig and you get Richard Gere in a Lotus Esprit happily ever after.  

Juuuusttt kiddding. OBVIOUSLY I would never sell my body.

Although I mighhhht consider it if I could receive payments in puppies, dark tans, and this cake. Go ahead, try to tell me YOU wouldn’t do unforgivable things for this strawberry delight. Mhmmm. Yep, I thought so.

Strawberries N’ Cream Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake

-2 cups white sugar

-1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin

-1 cup butter, softened

-4 eggs, room temperature

-2 cups flour

-2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

-1 cup whole milk, room temperature

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-1/2 cup strawberry purée (1/2 pint fresh strawberries and 2 tablespoons sugar)

Directions

1. Cream together butter, sugar, & dry gelatin until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time.

2. Sift together baking powder and flour. Stir into batter alternately with the milk.

3. Blend in vanilla and strawberry purée.

4. Beat egg whites until peaks form. Fold into batter.

5. Grease and flour 2 9-inch pans or 3 8-inch pans. Divide batter evenly between them. Bake cakes at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

-3 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened

-3/4 cup butter, softened

-5 cups confectioners sugar

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-1/2 tablespoon strawberry flavored gelatin

Directions

1. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and dry gelatin until creamy.

2. Mix in vanilla, then gradually add confectioners’ sugar.

Cake and Frosting adapted from AllRecipes