Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Strawberry Bundt Cake With Lemon Glaze


I always feel a bit like a cheater whenever I make something out of a boxed mix, especially cake. I mean, c'mon, we all do it, but I always feel that little voice in the back of my head squealing "you could be making this from scratch you lazy bum!"

That's why I'm grateful for recipes like this. It's been completely dolled up as a lovely homemade strawberry cake, swimming in sweet lemon glaze, just begging to be soaked up and licked off the plate. No one needs to know that it took about two minutes to mix up and cost about five dollars. It can be our little secret.



Strawberry Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze
By Recipezaar

Ingredients

Cake
1 (18 1/4 ounce) box strawberry cake mix (Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup water
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons sour cream (heaping tablespoons)
2/3 cup strawberry (either fresh strawberries pulsed a few times with food processor or strawberry pie filling drained w)
1 dash cooking spray (Bakers Joy works best)

Lemon Glaze
1 3/4 cups powdered confectioners' sugar (or 2 cups if thicker texture desired)
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray Bundt or tube pan with Bakers Joy (or spray two 8" pans with cooking spray to make layer cake).

2.Blend together cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and sour cream in large bowl on low speed for 1 minute then medium high speed for 2 minutes.

3.Pulse strawberries a few times until chopped (be careful not to puree them) then stir those into batter by hand then pour batter into Bundt pan (or round pans).

4.Bake for 35-40 minutes for bundt pan until done (bake 30 min for round pans). Remove from oven & let cool in pans on wire rack for 15 minutes before removing from pan.

5.Cool completely then glaze by combining the powdered sugar & lemon juice - whisk together until creamy then drizzle over top and sides of cake.

31 comments:

Alissa said...

I LOVE using box mixes. Who doesn't? Plus, it's practically homemade because you put awesome add ins in the cake! Totally homemade status! This looks so delicious & Fun to make! Yummy!

Prairie Mother said...

oh that looks divine! I can't believe it's that easy. I'll definitely have to try this one.

Holly said...

Box cake is just a foundation:) I use them all the time;) This Strawberry Bundt cake looks so yummy!:)

doggybloggy said...

I use a box cake every now and again - I totally alter the directions though.

Food & Grime said...

Strawberries and lemon is an excellent combination. This recipe sounds, and looks, absolutely delicious and the use of a box mix makes it simple as well. Thanks for sharing!

Lara said...

I love the strawberry and lemon combination! And it's so pretty too!

figtree said...

Box cakes with a twist....now thats my kind of baking..I look forward to trying this.. :)

dinnersanddreams.net said...

What a delicious strawberry bundt! Love the pink color and lemon glaze.

Pam said...

Box mixes are awesome and so is this cake. I think strawberry and lemon are a match made in heaven.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Strawberry is one of my favorite flavors for cake! There's nothing wrong with using a box - especially when it's doctored up! I like the lemon glaze with it too.

Deborah said...

Oooh, strawberry and lemon! I don't mind using a cake mix, especially if it looks like this!

theUngourmet said...

I love strawberry cake. This is especially yummy with that lemon glaze! Mmm!

Hey, I just bought a Taste of Home cookbook from my childrens book fair that I think you would love. It's called Fast Fix with Mixes. It looks like so much fun! ;)

Joanne said...

You are so cute! Sometimes boxed cake mixes are necessary...especially if you are dolling them up like here. Love the pink color. Strawberry and lemon sounds like a mouthwatering combination.

Pam said...

This looks great and I love that lemon glaze! Very pretty cake!

Heidi said...

Sometimes there is nothing better than the flavor of a boxed cake mix. This looks super yummy :)

Chef Dennis said...

what a perfect cake....i love that glaze!

Julie said...

Can't believe I almost missed this...yum!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Even if you did tell me it was from a boxed mix...I would still dive into it! It looks fabulous! As long as it tastes good, I don't really care if you "cheated" or not! ;-)

Barbara said...

I don't think I've ever tasted a strawberry cake! This one looks wonderful...I love the glaze.
A lot of us use box mixes and add our own twist. Nothing wrong with it. I notice Giada uses box mixes all the time.

Katy ~ said...

I think we should stop apologizing for using cake mixes; they ARE good and convenient, and thank heavens we have a choice because we do know how to make wonderful from-scratch cakes, but time does not always allow for such. And when a cake is this good, I wouldn't apologize. My mouth would be too full!

Barbara Bakes said...

Great idea. I'd be licking the lemon glaze off the plate too.

biz319 said...

Teresa - that looks amazing and so simple! I've made the cake mix/soda pop cake before - my favorite was vanilla cake with diet ginger ale - yum!

Cheryl said...

That looks yummy, I almost always use a mix, LOL. I am going to make those mashed potatoes BTW, they also look delish!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Love the pink colour of this beautiful cake!

Cathy said...

Cake mixes are a great timesaver and make delicious cakes. Love the flavors you've used in this one...strawberries and lemon are made for each other.

Mary said...

Beautiful colour and texture. I like it! Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Amanda said...

oh wow, that looks really really good! thanks for sharing that!

Megan said...

Already printed out! Now I just need the cake mix. I'm gonna love this recipe!!!

Mindy said...

That looks SO good!

Erin said...

oooooh, I just love bundt cakes! This one looks delicious!

Heide said...

I'll have to try this.