Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake, or is it?


I had leftover half a box of white cake mix that was about to expire and I hate throwing things away so I came up with small but tasty idea.

Ingredients:


For Cake:
1 Half White Cake Mix (About 9 Oz.)
1/2 Cup plus 2 1/2 Tbs Water
2 1/2 Tbs Canola Oil
2 Eggs

For Filling:
1/4 or to taste Strawberry Curd

For Whipped cream Frosting:
Adapted from Joy of baking,

1/2 cup (120 ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 Tbs (15 grams) Vanilla Sugar

Optional:
Strawberry slices for Decoration


Instructions:

For Cake:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees, butter and flour a 9" x 9" pan and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, add cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat on low until combined, then beat on medium speed for two minutes.
3. Pour mixture in pan, and bake for 25-30 min or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
4. Cool on a wire rack.

For Frosting:

1. In a bowl place the whipping cream and sugar.
2. Cover and chill the bowl and wire whisk in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
3. When chilled, beat the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Assembly:

1. When cake is completely cooled, divide into 3 equal pieces.
2. Cut each piece into two layers. This means you will have 6 layers of cake.
3. On a serving plate place two layers apart (not on top of each other), add filling to them, then add another 2 layers on top of each. Repeat till you have to cakes with three layers.
4. Cut each cake into two halves so you have four Gateux.
5. Frost each one and decorate with strawberries.

Devour!

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