Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's sooo Fluffy Strawberry Ganache Cake

Clearly we are obsessed with Despicable Me ("It's sooooo fluffy" - Agnes). If you don't know what we're talking about, view it here.  Our baking all started with the Cake Pop Minions and here we are two years later with a cake that has the most fluffy-est frosting ever.  The best part is it's super easy to make as well as super easy to eat.  Cool whip plus strawberries, a little sugar and jam plus one box cake equals..... $3.50!

Start by baking a regular devil food cake.  While the cake is off in the oven we get to make the frosting.

Cut approximately 1 basket of strawberries or 2 cups.  Chop into small pieces and place in a medium size bowl.

Here's the fun part. Mash the strawberries. Leave some of the strawberries in small chunks, but you want to create a pool of liquid made out of the strawberry juice.

Add one tablespoon of strawberry jam and one teaspoon of sugar into the mashed strawberries.  Then fold an entire container of 8 oz cool whip (aka whipped topping).

Continue folding in the cool whip until the strawberry mix is completely intermixed.

If there is extra liquid (if the strawberries were extremely ripe there might be more juice from the strawberries), then it might not be as fluffy. In case this happens remove a bit of the liquid before adding in the cool whip.

Once the cake has cooled add the frosting in between the layers, on top of the cake, around the side of the cake.  Basically add the frosting in whichever way you want. Or don't and eat it by itself.

Make sure to eat it up quick! We kept it in the refrigerator topped it with our homemade ice cream and called it a day.

It's so Fluffy Strawberry Frosting Recipe

2 cups chopped strawberries
8 oz whipped topping
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine strawberry jam and sugar into a medium bowl which contains the 2 cups chopped strawberries.
Add the whipped topping to the medium bowl and slowly fold the whipped topping into the strawberry mix.

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