Saturday, April 20, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Are you dreaming of Summer yet?
Having visions of sitting by the pool with a refreshing drink in your hand?
I have a delicious summery treat for you...Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!

I am really excited with how well this idea turned into delicious cupcakes,
because this recipe is simple and just SO good!

I started with my favorite strawberry cake, which uses a white cake mix.
Then I added some frozen lemonade concentrate to give it a new, intense flavor.
The sweetness of strawberries + the tang of lemonade = YUMMY!

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
by Bird On A Cake
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz.) box strawberry instant gelatin
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 cup frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
Strawberry Lemonade Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and gelatin powder. Add lemonade concentrate and oil; mix on medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add strawberries and beat until blended. Pour into prepared liners and bake for 18-20 minutes.
Strawberry Lemonade Frosting
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add 3 cups of the confectioners' sugar, pureed strawberries and lemonade; mix well. Mix in the remaining confectioners' sugar. Keep covered.
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Even more strawberry cake deliciousness...
 Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Cake

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake

There are many different ways to eat an Oreo cookie.
My older daughter dissects them, eating the filling and cookies separately.
My son pops the entire cookie in his mouth and munches away!
I like to dunk them in a cold glass of milk.

Whatever method you choose to enjoy your Oreos,
you are going to love this Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake!

I started with my vanilla sour cream cake recipe and added Oreo cookie chunks.
Then I made Oreo whipped cream frosting...WOW, is it yummy!!
It's so light, fluffy and full of Oreo flavor!
And it's the perfect match for the moist, dense cake.

Oreo Cookies & Cream Cake
by Bird On A Cake
Oreo Cake
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 small package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 3 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 Oreo cookies (chopped into quarters)
Oreo Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 Oreo cookies (remove the filling and crush the cookies)
Oreo Cake
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line the bottoms of two 9 inch round cake pans with wax paper and grease the sides.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, pudding mix, baking powder and baking soda. Add the oil, water, eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract. Beat with mixer on medium speed until well blended. By hand, mix in the Oreo cookies.
Pour the batter into prepared pans and bake for approx. 30 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Oreo Whipped Cream Frosting
With an electric mixer, whip the cream and sugar until it forms stiff peaks (4-5 minutes). Fold in crushed Oreos. Keep refrigerated.

Assembling Your Cake
Level your cakes and slice them each in half, to make four cake layers.  Spread frosting between the layers and cover the entire cake with frosting. Keep refrigerated and garnish with Oreo cookies right before serving.
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With a cold glass of milk. :)

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