Monday, August 18, 2014

Strawberry N Cream Jake and the Neverland Pirate Cake

My son turned 3 years old last week. He loves strawberries, so I thought what better than to make him a strawberry n cream cake?!

Strawberry N Cream Cake
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 tbsp strawberry gelatin
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
2/3 cup chopped strawberries

-Preheat the oven to 350*.
-Beat the butter on medium until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (approximately 4-5 minutes)
-Add eggs one at a time
-beat in vanilla and lemon juice
-Set aside
-Stir together flour, gelatin, baking soda, and salt
-Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk into butter mix
-Always begin and end with flour mixutre
-beat on low until JUST combined!
-Stir in strawberries
-Place in pans and bake 30-40 minutes 

Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing
1 - 8 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powder sugar
2/3 cup chopped strawberries
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
3 tbsp lemon juice

-Beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth. 
-Add strawberries beat until blended
-Set aside
-Beat heavy cream and lemon juice on medium until foamy.
-Increase speed to medium - high and slowly add 1/3 cup sugar
-beat until stiff peaks form
-Fold half of heavy cream mixture into cream cheese mixture until blended
-Fold in remaining heavy cream mixture 
-Use Immediately!

Most importantly eat, eat, eat!


  1. I love that you used real strawberries! Do you develop the recipe yourself or get it from somewhere?

  2. I find recipes and then alter things to what I want. So I make them mine!