White Chocolate Strawberry Cake

 

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2 ⅔ cup cake flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 box jello mix, strawberry flavor
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup strawberries, stem off and pureed
Icing:
3 ½ cup powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp heavy cream
12 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions

FIRST STEP:
Preheat the oven to 350*, place oven rack in the middle

In a large bowl combine 1 cup of softened butter, the strawberry jello mix and the sugar until they are well blended

SECOND STEP:
Add in the flour, eggs, vanilla, pureed strawberries, baking powder and the milk

Beat until smooth

THIRD STEP:
Divide evenly between two round cake pans that have been greased and floured

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean

FOURTH STEP:
Set the pans on a cooling rack, when the cakes are still slightly warm, wrap them in plastic wrap, (pan and all) then wrap with aluminum foil and place in the freezer for a few hours.

Take out of freezer and remove one layer from the pan, set it on a cake plate

FIFTH STEP:
In a saucepan, combine the white chocolate chips, cream cheese and the 3 tbsp of heavy cream

Stir continuously until the cream cheese and white chocolate chips are melted

SIXTH STEP:
Remove from the heat and slowly pour into a mixing bowl

Add in the powdered sugar, just until you achieve the consistency you would like. Continue adding a little at a time.

SEVENTH STEP:
Place a layer of icing on the first layer of cake

Place the second layer of cake on top

Ice the top layer and place some sliced strawberries on a dollop of swirled icing to

Enjoy!

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