Last week I helped Maren with a shower and since it is spring I wanted something strawberry. She was having a tea so I looked for something I could make bite size and quick. I found this Strawberry Cake recipe on "All Recipes" (My Blogg Favorites) I decided to make mini cupcakes and these turned out to be the hit of the shower. I didn't use paper cups just mini muffin tins sprayed well, but layers or a sheet cake would work fine. I changed the recipe to use fresh strawberries (the jello mix gave the cake a beautiful pink color) If I make it again I might try using 1/2 Cup of oil instead of 2/3 (mostly for guilt reasons). The frosting was also delicious. I put a little strawberry slice on the top of each little cupcake to serve. Maren took photos but accidentally deleted them off her camera so here is one from the web.
1 package of white cake mix
1 small package dry strawberry jello mix
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 Cup Water
2/3 Cup vegetable oil
1 Cup finely chopped strawberries (I chopped them in a food processor but not until they were pureed)
Mix everything together and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into desired containers sprayed with Pam and bake until done at 350 degrees.
FROSTING: 1 cube real butter beat together with 4 oz. Cream Cheese until fluffy. Add 1/2 C pureed strawberries and enough powdered sugar until spreadable.