Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pizza Bites & Strawberry Cake

First recipe- Strawberry Cake. It was good, but not amazing. My husband liked it but I personally thought the strawberries in the frosting was too much. Next time I will make the cake like the recipe but make the frosting just cream cheese frosting, not add the pureed strawberries. Here is where I got the original recipe from.

1 box white cake mix

3 TB. plain flour

1 (3 oz) box strawberry jello

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed and chopped up

4 eggs

Combine cake mix, flour, Jello and water. Add oil and eggs, one at a time, beating well between. Add strawberries. Beat 2 minutes. Pour batter into well greased and floured 9×13 pan. Bake at 350* for about 45 minutes.

Icing: Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting

(adapted from Paula Deen online recipe)

1 stick butter, softened

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed & pureed

7 cups powdered sugar

(Like I said, next time I will make the cream cheese frosting but omit the strawberries. It was just too much. The strawberries made the frosting really runny and I had to add like a whole bag of powdered sugar to make it thick enough and then it was way too sweet. Also, the frosting makes a TON so if you decide to make it with the strawberries I would half the recipe.)

Next recipe- Pizza Bites
I got this recipe HERE originally . I made it just like the recipe. They were awesome! Defiantly a keeper.

  • 2 cans refrigerated pizza dough
  • 8 oz block mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz thin sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • pizza or marinara sauce
Cut block of mozzarella into 48 cubes. roll one dough out into a large rectangle and cut into 24 pieces. Repeat with 2nd pizza dough. In each dough piece place a couple pieces of pepperoni and a cube of cheese. Seal dough around meat and cheese and place in pie pan.Repeat, placing approximately 16 dough balls in each pie plate.Once assembled, combine oil and spices and brush over the dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.When ready to bake: bake at 400°F for 16-20 min. Serve with warm pizza or marinara sauce.

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