This" bakery- made "Strawberry Cake was my inspiration for today's recipe.
We celebrated our daughter-in-law's birthday while on vacation in August
and her sweet husband, our #1 son, special ordered this cake
from a local bakery called, Oh Snap!
They did misspell her name, which we laughed about,
but oh honey, the taste and presentation was A+.
This cake was 'THE BOMB DIGGITY!"
Jenn wanted a strawberry cake and it was actually like no other
cake I had ever tasted. Most strawberry cakes have a batter made of up
strawberries and/or strawberry jello in the mix, but this was a delectable
vanilla cake with bites of what tasted like Strawberry jam throughout.
So, I decided to see what I could come up with to
recreate their masterpiece of a strawberry cake!
This was totally experimental.
I decided to choose a cake mix, French Vanilla
and about 1/3 jar of Strawberry Jam to see how it would turn out
before I went all out and prepared a made from scratch cake.
Oh, well.......success on the very first try....MARVELOUS!
I also wanted to try out my new autumn bundt pan
from the Temptations line!
Prepare the cake mix according to package directions
but add 1 t. vanilla to the batter.
Pour 1/2 of the batter into a prepared pan.
Spoon tablespoons of jam throughout the batter.....
then swirl the jam throughout the cake.
Pour the remaining half of batter over all
and top with more dollops of jam.
Bake according to the directions.
Allow to cool before inverting onto a serving platter.
I sprinkled mine while warm, with powdered sugar.
You could choose to make a glaze if preferred.
I was very pleased with the results as the cake is marvelous....
Next time, I will experiment with more jam
and a white chocolate citrus glaze!
This is a keeper......cannot wait to bake another one!
Have you ever experimented with your own recipe
and have it turn out wonderful?