Thursday, June 9, 2011

Strawberry Cake

No offense, but I have a hard time with people trying to do "lite" desserts. Reduced fat this...skimmed that...damn it...IT'S DESSERT!!!! Desserts are supposed to make you feel guilty the next day about eating them. And this recipe was one of those...for a "strawberry sweetness and light" cake. It called for reduced fat cream cheese, fat free milk, and diet ginger ale...DIET GINGER ALE! Who drinks that?!? Whatever...I went for full fat and whatever was on sale. And it turned out amazing! It is a very light cake considering I didn't go the light ingredients route. And the frosting is sooo good. This might be my new favorite frosting recipe.

1 box (~18 oz.) white cake mix with pudding in the mix
12 oz. ginger ale
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1.5 tsp. almond extract

Filling and Topping:
1 pound fresh quartered strawberries
1 tsp. almond extract
1/4 c. powdered sugar

2 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1 container (12 oz.) cool whip

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease two 9 inch round pans with cooking spray.
2. Combine cake mix, ginger ale, eggs, oil and almond extract in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Divide evenly between both pans.

3. Bake roughly 25-30 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

4. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond extract in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer.


5. Stir in cool whip.


Filling and Assembly
6. Toss strawberries with almond extract in a large bowl.

7. Place a layer of cake on the serving platter. Spoon half of the frosting over the cake and let it drip over the edges a bit.

8. Top with half of the strawberries and dust lightly with powdered sugar.

9. Repeat steps 7-8.

10. Refrigerate overnight (until frosting is firm). Let set out for roughly 30 minutes before eating for the best flavor.
11. Stuff face!

This recipe was shared with:

Might also enjoy:
Berried with White Chocolate
Rose Water Ganache
Apple Dumplings
White Chocolate
Raspberry Cheesecake


  1. This is an awesome Strawberry Cake, it looks so delicious. My very best wishes to you and your family for a blessed Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. It's like a big strawberry shortcake! Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!