Strawberry Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

How about one more shower post!

I made a strawberry cake and almond flavored cupcakes, both with cream cheese frosting. I am convinced that anything can taste better with cream cheese frosting.

I was surprised to see that the cake had completely vanished before the shower was even over. I don’t know if I have ever seen that happen before. Apparently, it was a big hit!

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I baked the cakes before hand and froze them until the night before the shower. This was so helpful! It knocked an item off of my day-of to-do list, but I still had a fresh cake.

To make the cake, you will need :

1 box of store-bought strawberry cake mix

3/4 cup of water

1/3 cup of oil

3 eggs

1/2 cup of sour cream

I’m pretty sure the sour cream is what makes it. I also chopped up some fresh strawberries and combined those into the mixture to make it a little extra special. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of your ingredients together, and then divide between however many cake pans you will be using. I used 3 layers for this cake.

To create the textured look on the cake, I modified a Pinterest trick that I had seen. I piped a row of dots down the side of the cake and then wiped them to the right with a cake spatula. I repeated this around the entire cake until I was finished. I left the top of the cake smooth and sprinkled white sugar sprinkles onto it.

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Now onto the cream cheese frosting. Have I mentioned that cream cheese frosting is the BEST? Seriously. I wish I could throw caution to the wind and eat a tub of this stuff in one sitting. It’s really quite easy to make and goes onto cake very well.

For one batch you will need :

1 – 8 oz block of cream cheese

6 tbs of butter

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

You just mix all of that together with a hand or stand mixer and you are good to go! I needed about two batches each for the cake and 24 cupcakes {so, 4 batches total}.

Happy baking!

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