Sunday, October 05, 2008

Strawberry Cake

Carlos celebrated his birthday last week and I baked him this special cake. For this cake I used the store bought cake mix as I find some cake mix taste pretty good and make life very much easier. Just follow the instruction on the box with a few extra ingredients and you are good to go. You will have a freshly bake cake in no time.

Ingredients :

1 box of white cake mix
Some fresh strawberry
4 tbsp of strawberry jam
3 tbsp of warm water

For vannila pudding :

400 ml milk
3 tbsp of custard powder
5 tablespoons of sugar
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla

1. Make cake according to the direction on the cake box. Bake until golden brown and let it to cool.
2. Mix eggs with sugar, custard powder with milk. Mix together in a pot. Place over medium heat, mixing all the time and bring to a slow boil. Remove from heat, add in butter and vanilla.
2. Let the custard cool down and pour it over the cake. Let it cool down and decorate the top with fresh strawberry.
3. Warm the strawberry jam with 3 tbsp of water in the microwave for 1 minute and brush it over the strawberries.
4. Serve this cake cold.

Note : I used only 1/2 box of the cake mix as the cake pan I used is very low.

32 comments:

Heather said...

ohh that looks lovely! the strawberries are so shiny! they look delicious!!

Cat Cat said...

Oh my goodness, the strawberry cake looks so good, Gert... The glaze on top looks so delicious.
Carlos is one lucky guy...

Anyway, Happy Belated Birthday to Carlos.

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

What a beautiful cake! The strawberries glistening under the sun...it's a masterpiece!

skinnymum said...

looks gorgeous, freshly baked and yummy...... store bought presentation, but homemade feel. absolute stunner. three cheers for a job well done.
happy birthday, belated to carlos. may you have many, many more happy returns.

FAMILY FIRST said...

Really envy people living in the US, get to eat extremely fresh berries! Here in KL its soo expensive.

noobcook said...

What a great idea to use cake mix ... a great time saver. After you dress it up with berries, custard and jam, it looks like those sold outside =)

Beachlover said...

Gert,I bought 2 punnet Strawberry at 3.00 but dunno what to do with it.Mishu eat 1 punnet and the other go to trash,sudah rotten.I still have all the cuppie cakes sitting on the rack..aiyooo.your stawberry cake look so good.It's a good idea to use ready mixed cake flour for Carlos since he like real sweet dessert!!..maybe I should make one and present as gift to a friend when I go to city.

Amelia said...

OMG!!! I Want!! It's like my B'day cake last time, remember? full of strawberries!!

charming said...

BEAUTIFUL! Gert, you are truly talented. Carlos is a lucky man! All this delicious looking and tasting food. Great idea for us Aussies now that strawberries are in season.

Jun said...

What an amazing cake! You made it sound so easy. Would I dare? Maybe not. I don't have an oven.

Debbie said...

Such a pretty cake and the strawberries look plump and shiny and tasty!!!

Ning said...

This sounds like a cake I can do - from a cake mix! :) It is not yet strawberry season yet, though...

K and S said...

love the bright red color! looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Ger,That looks irresistably delicious.Strawberries, custard, vanilla, all my favorite ingredients-like i know how to bake.Wish I was there too .....not to mention Id have a big piece of the cake:).ni orang tak tahu malu.

Lee

Gertrude said...

Heather, thank you.

Cat, thank you for the wishes.

Pinky, thank you.

Skinnymum, thank you for you kind words.

Family first, strawberry can be really cheap if its in season. But its getting more expensive now since it fall season :)

Lesley, next time don't throw away your leftover straberries. You can always freeze it for later use in your cakes or smoothies.

Amelia, I know you really like strawberries. Soon you will get lots of them in Australia.

Charming, thank you for your kind words.

Jun, maybe its time for your to get yourself an oven and do some yummy baking :)

Debbie, thank you.

Ning, I do used cake mix when I don't have the time to bake from scratch :)

K & S, thanks for stopping by.

Lee, remind me to make you one when you visit end of the month :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the color!
Happy belated birthday to Carlos. :)

Yatie_T said...

Gert,
my favorite fruit after durian ofcourse hehehe... your cake is mouth watering and a Happy belated b'day to Carlos.

Dawn said...

what a gorgeous photo!! looks too pretty to eat!

Big Boys Oven said...

just love using strawberry for dessert as they look so pretty!

MamaFaMi said...

Oh me oh my! The color! The shine! Tak tahan! Happy belated birthday to Carlos.

ICook4Fun said...

LCOM, thank you :)

Yatie, I suka durian jugak and thank you for the birthday wish :)

Dawn & BBO, thank you.

Mamafami, thank you and Selamat Hari Raya to you and your family.

VG said...

Happy Birthday carlos and Gert, I officially crown you the 'Queen of Strawberries'. I sooo want to rip the cake out of the screen and eat it!

aiyah nonya said...

Happy birthday to Carlos.

Lovely cake.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i am not a huge strawberry fan...but this looks wonderful!

ICook4Fun said...

VG, thank you. As you know I just love Strawberry :)

Nonya, thank you.

Rita, thank you.

Precious Pea said...

Lovely!!!!! Just can't go wrong with strawberries isn't it?

ICook4Fun said...

Precious Pea, yeap you can never go wrong with it :)

Kate said...

hi there, I came across this post and I thought that the cake is absolutely wonderful. I just want to know what cake pan you used. Normally when I bake, the middle of the cake will rise up and if I try to pour anything over it, it would just come off. How did you keep the custard and the strawberries in place beautifully like that?

Anonymous said...

Can youo please me know where can i buy the custard powder and what brand of cake mix do you use? Thank you in advance for your help, i am thinking to bake this for my son's birthday.

ICook4Fun said...

Kate, I had a can pan that look like that. Someone gave that to me. I will take a picture of it and show it to you.

Anon, sorry for the late reply. The cake mix I used is Pillsbury.I am not sure where you are. If you are in US you can get custard powder at Asian grocery store but if you can't find it you can just use cornstarch.

muffin recept said...

So pretty. And I'd imagine it tastes fantastic too. Any frosting that starts with a stick of butter is bound to be the best ever.

Fong's Kitchen Journal said...

yum.... looks so delicious!