Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Upside Down Strawberry Cake
If you can not handle processed foods this is a WARNING, please do not read any further…ok so here we go for the rest of us.
This cake is super tasty & sweet and let me say super easy. I had all my cake eaters taste and comment before they go to hear the ingredients, I really didn’t want to scare any of them off (just joking those crazies will eat anything).
So would you be scared if I said the words…marshmallows…how about gelatin…and maybe box cake mix? NO???? Well then read on my friend!
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries
1 tbs white sugar
1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared as directed on package
Pre- heat your oven to 350 and prepare your Yellow Cake mix as directed on packaging.
In a medium sized bowl put 1 tbs of sugar into your 2 cups of crushed strawberries and mix well. This will help juice them a bit, to crush your strawberries you can use a potato masher.
Now we can assemble.
In a 9x13 greased baking dish, or what ever you are choosing to use pour your crushed strawberries into the bottom. On top of that you will want to sprinkle your gelatin.
Next sprinkle the marshmallows
Pour your pre-prepared cake mix on top of that and bake for 40 minutes or so, you will notice that the marshmallow might seep out and make bubbles along the way – no biggie. Just make sure when you filled the pan you leave about a ½ inch of space at the top.
Cake is done once a skewer/toothpick comes out clean. Once removed from the oven you need to let this cake rest at least 1 hour. Letting it cool all of the way is ideal. I placed a plate under my dish then flipped. A wee bit of strawberry stuck to my baking dish but I just scraped it off and put it back on my cake. I think it tasted even better 2nd day.