I enjoy baking. I kind of think baked goods are a way I show my love for people. So if you get a pecan pie or homemade mint brownies from me, know you are loved. With February being the month of love, I figured I’d show Thomas my love by making him a strawberry triple layer cake. I stumbled upon this cake on Pinterest it was from a wonderful blogger, Kathleen with Gonna Want Seconds. Totally check her blog out because I promise you will want seconds of the dishes she shares on her blog.
This tripe layer cake is divine. The cake is light and moist and the frosting, which I should share is different than the one Kathleen uses. Again, if you want to know what frosting she uses check out her blog. If you want a nice yummy treat for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day totally try this cake it is easy to make and it’s perfection.
STRAWBERRY TRIPLE LAYER CAKE
1 box (18.25 Ounces) white cake mix
1- 3 ounce box strawberry Jello
4 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, finely chopped
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
Fluffy Buttercream Frosting:
1 ½ cup unsalted butter, Softened
1 pound of powdered sugar
¼ cup sour cream
¼ teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray 3- 9 inch cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix all cake ingredients with an electric mixer on low until just combined. Scrape the side of the bowl, and increase mixer to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
3. Pour cake batter into prepared pans and bake until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 23 minutes.
4. Cool cake in pans on rack for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Refrigerate cakes until completely chilled.
5. In a large bowl, beat the room temperature butter at medium until it’s pale yellow and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, sour cream and vanilla and beat at low until well combined and creamy.
6. Assemble all the layers of the cake and frost the top and sides. Refrigerate!
Now the way I frosted this cake is called a naked frost. I love the look of it, because it’s simple and elegant looking. You don’t have to but I added the strawberries on top and I had a few mint leaves to add, but completely spaced. Guess I will have to use those mint leaves for mojitos to go with this scrumptious cake. Thanks again to Kathleen with Gonna Want Seconds for a kick ass cake.