Tuesday, April 22, 2008
'Tis the season for beautiful strawberries! The nicest ones I've seen in stores so far are at Costco. Absolutely gorgeous! I love fresh strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar the best but here's a recipe that is a Hansen FAVE!
This is a recipe I learned WAY back in 1978 when Gary and I were living in New York. We lived in the NYU student housing and our closet friends and neighbors were the Kriers. Ann and Steve hail from west Texas and we absolutely loved them! Ann made this cake for us once and it has been a family favorite ever since. In fact, I think it was Emily's birthday cake of choice for many years!
It's a very easy recipe since it's really just a dressed up cake-mix creation. Don't be alarmed if it drops in the middle - it often does for me, too, but it is still a luscious, moist cake.
1 yellow cake mix (I like the butter recipe mixes, personally)
1 cup sliced frozen strawberries, thawed. (You can used fresh strawberries too, just add 2 T. sugar to them after they are thinly sliced.)
Mix the cake according to package directions EXCEPT add the strawberries to the mix INSTEAD of the water.
Butter and flour and 9x13 cake pan and pour the in the batter.
Bake according to package directions. After the cake is completely cooled, frost with strawberry frosting.
4 Cups powdered sugar
1/3 c. butter, softened to room temp
2 t. REAL vanilla extract
1/2 c. sliced frozen (or fresh) strawberries, thawed
Mix all indredients with electric mixer until fluffy.