Monday, April 16, 2012

My Pioneer Adventure #4 - Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Didn't mean to take so long to get around to posting this. But I've spent the last few days on my couch, only getting up when absolutely necessary, thanks to a terrible headache due to sinus pressure. I'm so over having sinus problems. Anyway, I'm beginning to feel better, and I'm very thankful. Instead of going to bed, like I should be doing, I'm staying up just long enough to get this posted.

This was the third recipe I made for Easter dinner. I had fresh strawberries from the strawberry farm that needed to be used up, and this recipe helped make that possible. This is a spin on the classic strawberry shortcake...the cake is actually cake (not biscuits as you find in the south, or angel food cake, or actual shortcake), and instead of whipped cream, it has a cream cheese frosting.

Something happened with the actual cake when it kind of sunk in the middle. I've never had that happen to me before, and I've baked LOTS of cakes in my time. So I have no idea what happened there. But the way it looked had no effect on the taste whatsoever, and that's all that matters!

Now, that sagging middle did make this cake a little difficult to spread the berries and frosting on, but I managed just fine. And to hide the fact that it was uneven, I just piled some extra strawberries in the worked as a nice disguise. But honestly, once this cake was cut and being devoured, no one remembered what it looked like!

About the cream cheese frosting...Ree says - "Warning: You'll feel like eating this bowl of icing before you even get it on the cake." I did not take this warning too seriously. I mean, I've eaten a lot of cream cheese icing in my lifetime...big deal, right? Wrong! She wasn't kidding...I DID want to eat it from the bowl. And I may have indulged in a spoonful or six. Oh.My.Goodness! This stuff is divine! This will forevermore be my go-to cream cheese frosting for everything!

I think it's pretty clear what I thought about this cake. It was amazingly yummy! I will never admit how much of it I actually ate.

Besides us, my Mom, Dad, and Brother shared in this yumminess. Which is probably a very good thing. I could never make this cake and be left alone with it! It would not end well...for me or the cake! It was unanimous that this was delicious!

Now I want to try it again and see if I can resolve the sinking problem. I still can't figure out what happened there! But I have many other recipes to get to first.

Stay tuned...coming this week: Crash Hot Potatoes, Basic Chicken Salad, Make Ahead Muffin Melts and Citrus Butter Cookies!


  1. Anonymous12:30 AM

    looks so good..but i cant wait for the chicken salad! Julie Stegall

    1. Coming soon, Julie! I just need to figure what on earth is wrong with my computer first!

  2. Anonymous8:07 AM

    I want this recipe for Mark's birthday in May. He loves strawberries and it looks so yummy.
    -Lorrie J

    1. I'll get it to you Lorrie.


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