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Anything is good, in moderation. I cook because I love to and because I can share with those around me. I crochet for the same reason.

Do what you want to do, enjoy what you do and use it to touch those around you.

Feb 4, 2011

Strawberry Cake

  4 Large Eggs                                                                  1.5 Tsp Salt
  2 Cups Sugar                                                                  2 Cups Strawberries, Chopped Fine
  1 Tsp Orange Zest                                                          ---Frosting---
  1 Tsp Orange Extract                                                     16 Ounce Cream Cheese, Softened
  3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil                                                     2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Softened
  3 Cups All Purpose Flour                                                2 Tsp Vanilla
  4.5 Tsp Baking Powder                                                  2 Lb Confectioner's Sugar

Grease and flour 3 8 x 2 cake pans and set aside.  Preheat oven to 325.  Beat eggs in a large bowl.  Beat in sugar until light yellow in color.  Stir in Orange zest, Orange extract and Oil.  Mix Flour, Baking Powder and Salt into a separate bowl, slowly mix into wet ingredients.  Fold in strawberries.  Divide into three pans.  Bake 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and place on a wire rack, cool  for 5 minutes and remove from pan.  Cool Completely and frost.

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Add vanilla and mix thoroughly.  Slowly add the sugar and mix  thoroughly.  If frosting is too stiff, add 1 Tbl milk.

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