Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Strawberry Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

This one is SO good! My brother and I made it for our mom for mothers day. It went pretty quickly, everyone loved it!
Here is what you will need to make one of these vanilla cakes yourself:
-1 3/4 all purpose flour
-1 tbsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 cup of butter or shortening
-1 cup of sugar
-2 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-3/4 cup of milk

Preheat your oven to 350F.
Combine your flour, baking powder and salt together. Then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl cream butter with sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until light (they say it takes about 6 minutes)

Blend in dry ingredients by alternating with milk. Beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Pour batter into buttered and floured cake pans. (round 8 inch cake pans)
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the tooth pick comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes then remove and let stand on wire racks for 45 minutes.
Icing time!
We decided to make a cream cheese icing and use strawberries for the center and to decorate the top. The cream cheese icing was delicious, I enjoyed it much more than the butter icing that I used for the easter cake.
Here is what you will need!
-2 1/2 cups of icing sugar
-1/2 cup of soft butter or margarine
-1 pkg of cream cheese at room temperature
-1 tsp of vanilla

Sift Icing sugar and let it sit. In another bowl cream butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla. Beat in the icing sugar gradually until you have reached a spreading consistancy. The icing is done!!

What we did for the center of the cake is we took some of the icing and added cut up strawberries. Then we blended it together. Be careful not too add to many strawberries. It can make the icing very liquidy, and thats not what we want.

Then ice your cake! It can be a bit of a challenge so take yout time!

Once your happy with your icing you can decorate! We added strawberries to the to of the cake and we also melted down chocolate chips as a final touch! voila! ENJOY!


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