This cake is a sweet and tart treat. Your family and friends will definitely be raving over this down home creation. Please feel free to adjust this recipe to your liking.
2 cups sugar
3-1/4 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
12 tbsps butter softened
1-1/2 cup milk room temp
1 tbsp vanilla
4 large eggs
1 8oz package strawberry gelatin
1 cup puréed strawberries (measure strawberries before you purée them)
Zest from one lemon
I added 2 drops magenta coloring
Ingredients for glaze
1- 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Juice from two lemons
2 drops yellow food color
Preheat oven 350
Grease cake pan of your choice
In mixing bowl whisk together sugar, flour, gelatin, baking powder and salt.
Add some butter and blend with mixer on low speed until mixture looks sandy.
Combine the milk and vanilla and add all at once. Mix at
a low speed for 30 sec. then increase speed to medium and beat for 30 sec.
Scrape the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl. With mixer running at low speed add 1 egg at a time mixing 30 sec. after each egg.
Scrape the bowl and beat at medium high speed for 30 sec.
Fold in strawberry purée and zest of one lemon.
Transfer the batter to pan of choice.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
Remove from oven allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn onto wire rack and allow to cool completely. (Don’t remove pan until completely cool)
Mix the powdered sugar, juice from 2 lemons and food color. Whisk together completely. Microwave 10 seconds. Drizzle over cake. Garnish with fresh strawberries.
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