Strawberry Excuse Cake
by Jan D'Atri
If I create it, then I get to name it, right? So, I’m naming this scrumptious, moist strawberry bake the Strawberry Excuse Cake! Because, beside a delicious ruby red batter made from fresh crushed strawberries and jell-o, The top is, well, over the top! The cake is basically an excuse to incorporate all of your favorite cake toppings! I’ve added things like strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, star fruit and chopped Snickers bars, but you can add whatever your heart desires! Besides achieving a deep, rich cake batter, I also wanted the real flavor of fresh strawberries to come through, so instead of the cup of water required in the cake mix, I replaced the water with strawberry juice. (For this recipe I used V-8 V-Fusion Strawberry Banana Juice) This optional, but I also added several tablespoons of strawberry liqueur to the batter, which gave the cake another boost of berry! Buttercream or a white icing goes beautifully with this strawberry cake and all of the delicious topping! Need an excuse to make dessert this week? This one takes the cake!