Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Have you ever made something from Pinterest, having high hopes it will turn out as great as it looks online?

As I sat with my legs propped up watching Julie & Julia, and Pinterest on my ipad screen, I found this cake.

I drooled over the frosting recipe, and knew right away I had to make it.

The cake sounded amazing too, but I didn't have the 2+ hrs required to make, bake, cool, and frost it.
After realizing the time required for the cake, I decided to doctored up a boxed French Vanilla cake by adding a teaspoon of vanilla to the mix. 

My 3 yr old daughter helped me bake it, and we had a lot of fun.
I used the frosting recipe, and it turned out so yummy! 

Strawberry Cream Cheese FROSTING:
  • 2 eight ounce packages of cream cheese, room temperature 
  • 2 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam (I used 100% ingredients)
  • 3/4 chilled heavy whipping cream
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until it is smooth. 
Beat in the powdered sugar, and then the jam. Put that mixture into a bowl, cover and chill in the fridge.
Beat the whipping cream in the chilled bowl until peaks form.
Fold the whipped cream into the original cream cheese mixture. I used a large spatula for easy!
 Cover and chill for a couple of hours in the fridge or about 30 minutes in the freezer. (I used the freezer because I was short on time)

To frost my cake, I cut my 2 8 inch circle cakes into 2 layers (allowing for 4 total)
One of my layers broke, so my cake only ended up being 3 layers.

Following that cake recipe referenced above, I placed a layer of cake, spread jam, some frosting, and thin sliced strawberries in that order repeatedly until all layers were used.
On the outside, I frosted the whole thing, and covered with more layered strawberries.

The best part of the day was having my 3 year old ask to take pictures of it with me, using her toddler camera. It was so cute to see her "in action".

and I couldn't forget to use these adorable paper straws from The Blue Eyed Owl.

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