One of my favorite things to do for birthday parties is to bake cakes. I have baked completely “from scratch” cakes but prefer creating semi-homemade versions using cake mixes. (On the other hand, I believe cookies are always better and much more fun to create from scratch.)
For Micah’s birthday this year, I decided to create something different. I hoped it would turn out delicious because it was a new combination. I am happy to say it passed the Willis stamp of approval and will be in rotation again in the future. We enjoyed his birthday party and the cake too! There is nothing quite as special as celebrating with family.
Fruity Supreme Dream cake
1 box yellow cake mix
1 pack Bakol 100% natural strawberry gelatin (3 oz.)
½ cup evaporated can milk
¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup Smuckers Natural strawberry preserves
4 cups 4x powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
¼ cup strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to temperature on cake box. Spray cake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together cake mix, gelatin, milk, butter, eggs, and preserves until blended well. Put 1/3 batter into 3 cake pans. (This will be a three-layer cake.) Bake about 12-15 minutes (oven times will vary.) Cool.
While the cake is baking, blend the cream cheese and butter. Then, add the vanilla and preserves. Mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar until well blended.
After cake cools, add icing. The remaining Smuckers went on top of the second layer before I added icing. You can see some of it on the left side of the last photo. Lastly, decorate with fresh fruit of your choice.