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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling

Last week was our 15th anniversary, so I thought it'd be fun to create a cake similar to that of our wedding. Minus the tiers, fresh flowers and spotlight, of course. And it was pretty amazing, if I do say so myself.

It's got a red, white and blue vibe...I thought I'd share it with you this week.

Hi Sugarplum | Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling

Since I was the one doing the baking...I let Betty Crocker do what she does best, and started with a box mix. I'm also not a big fan of frosting, so I kept that light, by using whipped cream.

Hi Sugarplum | Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling



Hi Sugarplum | Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling

I only own 2 round cake pans, so I baked two layers, washed the pan out, and baked the third one (kind of like this cake and this cake). You can make this cake with two layers, but I wanted more jelly...and three layers just feels fancier to me.

The cake is dense and buttery, but still light...and the jelly just makes the whole thing taste fresh. You can use any kind of frosting, but I was dying to try that new Cool Whip frosting...and it didn't disappoint. It's basically a slightly thicker version of whipped cream, so it stays in place on the cake.

Hi Sugarplum | Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling

I can't wait to make this again using raspberry filling. And again with peach preserves. Oh, and how about cherry?!

Hi Sugarplum | Butter Cake with Strawberry Filling

And today is our precious son's birthday...I remember watching fireworks from the hospital room after he was born, so Fourth of July holds even more meaning for us. He flies home tomorrow, from a two-week visit with grandparents, and since the Butter Cake is long gone, I plan on surprising him with this one.

DIY Patriotic Layer Cake @Natasha Sutila Schue
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Do you have favorite Summer sweets? What special treats will you be whipping up this holiday weekend?

Here are a few more ideas:

14 comments:

  1. Yum! Yum! Yum! Yum! And yum so more!!

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  2. Looks delish!
    Emma @ from my little pink couch

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  3. Yummy! This looks like the perfect summer cake!

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  4. Pretty and looks DELISH! And I agree...let Betty do her thang!

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  5. Yum! Katie made us an awesome berry cobbler the other night. Happy Birthday to your little man. Hope he has a safe trip back!

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  6. I'm drooling over here!! And Happy Birthday to your little buddy! Such a cool time of year to be born! ;)

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  7. 15 years- wow!!! Congrats!

    And yumster on the cake:)))

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  8. Yum! That looks fantastic, and super easy!

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  9. My favorite sweet is peach cobbler and I can eat it in the summer, winter, spring and fall. I can never get enough of it. I make homemade crust that I have to say, is kind of amazing (it's my mom's recipe). Your cake looks yummy.

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  10. Oh that looks delicious! I definitely wan't to try that!

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  11. I had a 3 tier cake and all were different flavors and fillings. My favorite was the strawberry filled layer, it was amazing. I will probably get or make cake too when our 15th rolls around similar to our weding cake. Hope your cake was good and brought back memories. Happy anniversary!

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  12. I had a 3 tier cake and all were different flavors and fillings. My favorite was the strawberry filled layer, it was amazing. I will probably get or make cake too when our 15th rolls around similar to our weding cake. Hope your cake was good and brought back memories. Happy anniversary!

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  13. That is so adorable and romantic. I love it. Looks so delicious.

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  14. Happy Birthday to your son! That cake looks really yummy! I was trying to come up with a dessert for this weekend and this will be it. Thanks for sharing your recipe Cassie.

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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