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5 different Strawberry Cakes in 2 days...none are a hit!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Gah!! I have made FIVE different Strawberry Cake recipes in the past two days looking for THE ONE...

My own version of WASC using white cake mix, & homemade strawberry jam & sour cream. - plain. plain. plain

Paula Dean's Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake - by far had the best flavor but the jello gave it a weird-ish texture. The kids loved it but hubby & I were not sold.

Cake Mix Dr. Triple Strawberry Cake - blah and sort of crumbly

Macsmom's Strawberry WASC version - again - blah with no real strawberry flavor

and lastly....

Strawberry Cake - WASC method posted by Jessi83 - my fave, a more subtle strawberry flavor than the Paula Dean one but still yummy - bummer is it TOTALLY, TOTALLY stuck to the cupcake liners (as in I had to peel the outside of the cupcake off with the wrapper)


Does anyone have any other suggestions??
post #2 of 15
Have you tried any from scratch besides Paula Deen's? I hear Martha Stewart's is pretty delicious.
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"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
No...I haven't tried any scratch although that is 100% my next move. Its just that WASC is such a huge hit I was hoping to find something along those lines...
post #4 of 15
Do any of the WASC recipes you tried start with a Strawberry Mix as a base or do all call for a white/vanilla mix?
"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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post #5 of 15
I tried to make a strawberry cupcake and wasn't able to get lots of flavor either. I have read that freeze dried strawberries have lots of flavor - next time I am going to try that. Good luck and keep us posted.
post #6 of 15
"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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post #7 of 15
There is a strawberry cake recipe on the wilton website that is pretty good.
http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Strawberry-Layer-Cake
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post #9 of 15
I feel your pain! So far I've gone through 5 yellow cake recipes looking for that go-to one. No luck yet.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by rlowry03

I feel your pain! So far I've gone through 5 yellow cake recipes looking for that go-to one. No luck yet.



http://annies-eats.net/2010/10/12/yellow-butter-cake-with-chocolate-frosting/

http://sweetapolita.com/2010/10/classic-vanilla-butter-cake/

http://shewearsmanyhats.com/2011/05/butter-cake-chocolate-malt/

Hope you find one you like...scratch that! LOOOOVE! thumbs_up.gif
"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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"Cake or death?" "Eh, cake please." "Very well! Give him cake!" "Oh, thanks very much. It's very nice."
"You! Cake or death?" "Uh, cake for me, too, please." "Very well! Give him cake, too! We're gonna run out of cake at this rate."
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post #11 of 15
Martha stewart has a strawberry cupcake made by the Sprinkles cupcake lady. very good recipe I have had lots of people love it. It's a scratch recipe.
post #12 of 15
i have also tried many strawberry cake recipes. i actually just had some scraps that i tasted today (cake was made 3 days ago with fresh strawberry filling) and it was delish! All i do is wasc cake and substitute the 1 cup of water for 1 cup strawberry margarita mix (nonalcoholic). So easy and yummy!
post #13 of 15
This is a trial recipe, just for 6 cupcakes:

http://catesworldkitchen.com/2010/02/strawberry-cupcakes/

It's the Sprinkles recipe, I think, modified a little.
post #14 of 15
I have 2 strawberry cake versions and both always come out awesome!

The WASC version is:
1 box white cake mix, yellow cake mix or strawberry cake mix (sifted and toss the strawberry bits)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1/3 C oil
4 whole eggs
1 1/3 cup of strawberry purée (I blend a handful of frozen strawberries with water and use that in the mix
1 tsp strawberry extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

If you want more of a pinky colour, add a shot of grenadine or strawberry jello

Sift all dry ingredients together. Add all wet ingredients. Mix well. Bake at 325 until done icon_smile.gif.

You can also have my scratch version (I used this one until I finalized the scratch one that I liked) and both are tried and true! Just pm me with your email if you'd like it! Hope that helps!



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Originally Posted by dukeswalker

Gah!! I have made FIVE different Strawberry Cake recipes in the past two days looking for THE ONE...

My own version of WASC using white cake mix, & homemade strawberry jam & sour cream. - plain. plain. plain

Paula Dean's Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake - by far had the best flavor but the jello gave it a weird-ish texture. The kids loved it but hubby & I were not sold.

Cake Mix Dr. Triple Strawberry Cake - blah and sort of crumbly

Macsmom's Strawberry WASC version - again - blah with no real strawberry flavor

and lastly....

Strawberry Cake - WASC method posted by Jessi83 - my fave, a more subtle strawberry flavor than the Paula Dean one but still yummy - bummer is it TOTALLY, TOTALLY stuck to the cupcake liners (as in I had to peel the outside of the cupcake off with the wrapper)


Does anyone have any other suggestions??
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post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 
THanks so much everyone! I've retired the mixer for tonight - I'll be back at it in the AM....after I buy more eggs. lol!
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