the moistest strawberry cake. ever.

A few weeks back a friend of mine made me this lovely cake. Which I promptly devoured and then demanded she share the recipe. Since I rarely put these two feet in the kitchen other than to make myself a fountain soda I thought I should document it for all the world to see. I baked!

This cake, by the way, is incredibly moist. Incredibly

Cake Ingredients:
1 package white cake mix (I used yellow in this situation because I like to live dangerously, otherwise known as I used what I had on hand)
1 package strawberry jello
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites (I had Matt get these out of the egg for me, because I am incompetent, and eggs are gross)
1/2 cup mashed strawberries (the very very fresh ones we recently picked)

Combine the dry cake mix, the jello powder, water and oil in a large bowl and mix very well and all that. 

We (Matt) was all excited to see how his mixer would do with egg whites. After mixing the cake batter I went to wash the bowl when my constant judge said nah just throw the egg whites in there, it'll be fine. I'm here to tell you I was right and he was wrong. It was most certainly not fine and we wasted four egg whites. Something about the oil left over from the batter? Science was never my forte. But after a wash and another four egg whites this is what it was supposed to look like. What people in the biz refer to as "stiff peaks." Fold the egg whites and the mashed strawberries into the cake batter and then put into two greased and floured 8-inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Do the toothpick test, etc. 

Once they are cooled enough, remove from the pan and place on a drying rack. If I were to bake this again I would really grease and really flour those pans, because mine? They stuck a wee bit. Details.

Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup heaving whipping cream
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries

Beat the sugar and the cream until those stiff peaks again. Put on first round and add berries. Add on the second round and then coat the entire thing in the frosting and add more strawberries. Please double this? Because I did not and I was a sad panda in that I lacked it. I wanted more. I had visions. It failed to live up to them. So double the frosting.

Eat. Share. Enjoy. Oh and refrigerate.

Also? Does anyone else hate cutting cakes and pies? Because I hate it. Look how sloppy I was? I would have been a terrible 50's housewife.

Thank you Rhonda for sharing this recipe!!