This recipe is inspired by two wedding themed movies on “Great American Family”. “Wedding Cake Dreams” and “Dream Wedding”. In “Wedding Cake Dreams”, the main character Carrie, made a vanilla cake with strawberries for her sister’s wedding cake, which inspired the initial recipe. I tweaked it with some yummy surprises to make it your DREAM CAKE!
-White cake mix
-1 box cheesecake pudding mix
-1 cup water
-1/2 cup oil
-1 teaspoon almond extract
-1 package freeze dried strawberries
-1/2 cup unsalted butter
-1 1/2 teaspoons strawberry extract
– 3/4 cup sour cream
– pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two- 9″ round cake pans with non stick spray and cover in a dusting of flour.
Mix ALL ingredients for cake and evenly pour into both cake pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool completely.
For frosting, beat butter until smooth. Add sour cream, strawberry extract and salt. Beat until smooth.
Once your cakes are cooled, place one on a platter and spread some of the frosting on top. Cover in a layer of freeze dried strawberries. Cover with second layer of cake and spread the rest of the frosting on top letting it drip down the sides naturally. Take remaining freeze dried strawberries, put them in a ziplock baggie and pound them with a mallet to create fine crumbs. Sprinkle those generously on top. Refrigerate cake until ready to serve. Enjoy!