11 May 2009

drunk strawberry cake

this is an easy and very impressive cake. you do not cook the alcohol out, so it is definitely for the over 21 crowd!
1 box strawberry cake mix
3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup brandy
1/4 cup sugar
1 small (3-ounce) package strawberry flavored jell-o
fresh strawberries, for garnish
1 small container cool whip
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. follow cake directions as written on cake mix box. remove from oven and cool cake completely.
  3. meanwhile, mix gelatin as directed on box. refrigerate gelatin mix but do not let it harden, it should cool to a liquid consistency.
  4. in a medium bowl, combine strawberries, brandy, and sugar. let macerate 20 minutes.
  5. using a straw, poke holes all over the cake. pour gelatin into holes and spread over the top of the cake.
  6. spread layer of macerated strawberries on top of cake. spread layer cool whip on top of the strawberries. garnish with fresh strawberries. refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

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