Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabulous Food Friday with Food Songberries

Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday, I am going to try to feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Carol from Songberries. When you get a chance, swing by Carol's delicious blog. I’m sure you’ll find a recipe or giveaway you love!

I'm Carol from Songberries (http://songberries). I'm a baker at heart. Cakes, cookies, breads. . . these are the things that really catch my eye. I'll cook for sustenance, but my joy comes from baking!
I've recently started doing reviews and giveaways on my blog, you'll find them on the upper right corner. Poke around a little, you'll find crafts, sewing and decorating and you could even find a new idea for dinner!

3/4 cup strawberry puree, room temperature (follows)
1/4 cup milk, room temperature
6 large egg whites, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup cake flour
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a sheet cake pan with Pam.

In small bowl, combine puree, milk, egg, vanilla and mix with a whisk until well blended. In another bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a mixer at slow speed mix the dry ingredients and the butter until combined and resembling moist crumbs.

Add liquids and beat at medium speed for about 1 minute or until fluffy and well mixed. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for 1 more minute. Spread the batter into prepared pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake then frost.

I wanted to make a strawberry cake with fresh strawberries, but I couldn't find a recipe for what I wanted. I wanted fresh strawberries and no strawberry Jello. So I put my thinking cap on and came up with this recipe. I made it in a sheet cake pan because I think a thin piece of cake with a nice covering of frosting is yummy! I made a nice strawberry cream cheese frosting for this cake, and I think it turned out a winner.

Strawberry Sheet Cake

Strawberry Puree

2 cups chopped strawberries
1 tablespoon sugar

Sprinkle the sugar over the strawberries and let sit for about 2 hours. I didn't want to wait that
long, so I put them in the microwave for about 1 minute. Microwaving it kind of gets the juices to come out faster. Dump it in the blender and puree. Measure out 3/4 cup and save the rest for the frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

4-5 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons strawberry puree
8 oz cream cheese, room temperatur

Beat strawberry puree, cream cheese and 4 cups of powdered sugar until fluffy. Add more powdered sugar to get the desired thickness. Spread on cooled cake.


Yenta Mary said...

That is an absolutely perfect summer dessert ... :)

Pumpkin Tart said...

It looks delicious!
I always love your FFF posts, Kel!


Michelle said...

That looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

That recipe sounds refreshingly delicious and cream cheese frosting is one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad I stopped over. Have a wonderful day!

Leenie Lu Lu said...

Thanks for the follow, that cream cheese frosting looks yummy!

Following you back now :-)

Kristen Andrews said...

oh how yummy! I am starving right now.

blueviolet said...

This is one I'm adding to my file!

Carol said...

Thank you so much for featuring my blog!
It was fun making some new friends!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That looks awesomely good!