Today I will be sharing a special Mother’s Day dessert that I made for my mom. She’s always given me the support in anything I set my mind to do. It’s because of her I am who I am today. On my blog, I dedicate this Mother’s Day post to my mom. Originally I was planning to keep this dessert a surprise for her, but I got caught in the kitchen…lol. Her favorite dessert is a refreshing strawberry cake. This strawberry cake is super moist and in the middle, I added a layer of strawberry sauce. Topped with using her Homemade Cream Cheese frosting recipe. To make this cake I used a regular Strawberry cake mix and followed the box directions. In addition, I also have the instructions to make a Strawberry Sauce and Homemade Cream Cheese frosting. I would like to wish all the mom’s out there a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
1 Box of Strawberry cake mix (any cake brand like Pillsbury or Betty Crocker) follow box directions instead of One cup Water use One cup milk, 1/2 cup oil, and 3 eggs
Strawberry Sauce (Middle layer) Optional
1 lb Strawberries
1/4 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup Water
1/2 Lemon (juiced) No seeds
Method: Cut up strawberries into small chunks (that way the sauce will cook faster). Combine all ingredients in a small pot, medium heat. Bring to a boil, cook over medium low heat for about 20-30 mins. Look for a syrup texture and strawberry chunks are still visible. When sauce is completed move away from heat and allow to cool for 1 hour.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Large Cream Cheese (Room Temperature)
1 Stick Margarine (unsalted) (Room Temperature)
1 Box (2 cups) Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Method: Mix well and spread over cooled cake. Cover top, sides, and center. (Optional)