Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Strawberry Cake for Your Sweet


This cake idea has been bouncing around in my head since last Valentine's Day. It's a strawberry cake with white chocolate frosting, so you end up with a tasty, out-of-the-ordinary cake and a cutesy pink and white color combination. I think my cake could still use some tweaking, since it was a bit dense, but this is the recipe I used, halving the gelatin and using unsweetened frozen strawberries. I'm curious to try this recipe too.

As far as the frosting goes, this cream cheese and white chocolate blend is just right. I'm already imagining it on top of carrot cupcakes for Easter. I really like the sweet strawberry cake paired with the more subtle frosting. It would be great for a girly birthday party or a shower, and of course, for sharing with those closest to your heart on February 14.

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softened
6 ounces white chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until blended. Add melted white chocolate and vanilla extract. Measure 2 cups of powdered sugar, then sift. Add sifted sugar to mixture gradually until combined.

19 comments:

  1. Such a pretty cake! Where did you find those gold candles? Fabulous!!
    Claudia

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    1. Claudia, I found them at one of my favorite paper stores in New York, but here they are online.
      http://www.partycity.com/product/gold+mini+taper+candles+12ct.do

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  2. wow that looks amazing!!!

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  3. adorable! and i love the sweet gold candles.

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  4. Strawberry cake is one of my favorites! I've never thought to put cream cheese frosting on it though - I will have to try this.

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  5. Sounds delicious!! Out of all my baking I don't think I've made a strawberry cake! It looks beautiful and I have to try your icing recipe!!

    Ergo - Blog

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  6. oh my goodness i'm in love! i think i will be making this over the weekend! you'll have to swing by my blog tomorrow i'm sharing my recipe for heart shaped pink champagne raspberry macarons.

    ps love those white and gold plates!

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  7. My mouth is watering. What a beautiful cake!

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  8. Beautiful cake! And the color underneath that white frosting, stunning!

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  9. This looks delicious–to say nothing of how perfectly frosted it is!

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  10. This looks ridiculously GOOD--and the candles and plates make it absolutely adorable.

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  11. I was just thinking the other day that I was craving strawberry milk and strawberry cake... so delightful!

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  12. My 10 year old and I are both drooling at the moment. :) The cake looks beautiful!

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  13. for some reason i've never thought of a strawberry cake before.. yours looks delicious, thanks for the great valentine cake idea!

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  14. The cake looks completely divine. I will take a slice :)

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  15. oh my my my, is that ever lovely!

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  16. Such a gorgeous, tasty-lookin' cake! Well done! And not too pink that it would be too girly for a guy.

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