Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sunday was my mother-in-law Kathleen's birthday. I was a little burnt out from all the cookie baking to do anything fancy for her birthday dinner. So Brian volunteered to make her a it and all I had to do was make a cake. So I wanted it to be something special, since it was her birthday and all! I had a cake recipe I found on Pioneer Woman that I had wanted to make, and this was the perfect occasion.
The cake is an 8 inch round, sliced in half (I did not do good on the slicing part) and filled with two layers of sweetened strawberries and iced with a cream cheese frosting. This is a real treat, looks impressive and has amazing flavor. I made the frosting and kept it at room temperature until it was time to frost, but that made the frosting too runny. It could have been due to the fact that it was another warm day in my kitchen. Next time I might put it in the fridge for a few minutes to firm it up. It was a little tricky to ice over the strawberries. It was messy at first, but it all turned out perfect.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe