I came up with some strawberries and a couple of eggs that I could use. The pantry had the rest of the stock for a cake. Hmm, I could bake a strawberry cake too, I thought and decided to try it.
I pureed the strawberries, and mixed in the cake, but didn't get any dramatic colors! Guess you have to use some food coloring for that pink/red color. It did have a faint strawberry smell, taste and some texture too.
The cake was eaten up by the 2-yr-old, the 4-yr-old and the adults too. I'm glad I tried this. It will be a go to recipe along with the other strawberry cake I baked for Lil A.
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
3 tspoon baking powder
1 tspoon vanilla extract ( I got this new one from Whole Foods and it has a smokiness to it. Worked well.)
1/2 teaspoon salt
12-14 strawberries (reserve 2-3 for decoration, puree the rest with 1 tspoon lemon juice)
2-3 tbspoon powdered sugar for dusting (optional)
Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt in the mix, and then the strawberry puree, little bit at a time. Beat until smooth, and then mix in the vanilla extract.
Add the batter into your pan, and bake for about 40-45 minutes till the toothpick comes out clean.