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THE BEST STRAWBERRY CAKE EVER YUMMMY


ingredients 

1 -17. 26-ounce - box white cake mix
1 - 4-ounce - box strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 - 15-ounce - package frozen strawberries in syrup thawed and pureed
3 large eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
¼ cup water
strawberry cream cheese frosting recipe follows
strawberry cream cheese frosting
1-3 cup butter softened
1 - 7-ounce - package cream cheese softened
1 -12 - ounce - package frozen strawberries in syrup thawed and pureed
½ teaspoon strawberry extract
6 cups confectioners sugar
freshly sliced strawberries for garnish optional

method

preheat oven to 360 degrees F lightly grease 3 - 10 - 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 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean
let cool in pans for 15 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 ¼ cup of the strawberry puree and the strawberry 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

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