Using a Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake mix, I just made the cake according to the box directions, in a 9×13 pan, but added 1 full teas almond extract. (I love wedding cake, so when I get a craving for wedding cake, I just make up this exact cake and add almond flavored butter frosting to it, wa la…wedding cake in an instant.)
Because I was needing just a little bite of something for ladies at a Bible Study today, I thought this would be the perfect little “bite” of something sweet for them. Just cut your cake into 2″ squares. The frosting is amazing and feels almost whipped. I had some Easter colored M&M’s on hand (of course, and peanut M&M’s and Hershey’s chocolate eggs and Coconut flavored M&M’s, can you tell our house is never without chocolate of many flavors?) which I just placed one on the top of each one. Setting the little squares in cupcake liners I swirled on the strawberry-cream cheese frosting and they turned out so pretty.
Strawberry-Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box of powdered sugar (about 3 1/2 cups)
1 stick of butter, softened
4 oz softened cream cheese
3 tables strawberry juice and if desired, a little whipping cream. Add these slowly as to not get mixture to thin. If necessary, add more powdered sugar if you get a little too much juice and it gets a little too thin. (Oh, what a dream that is of mine, to hear, “my she has gotten just a little too thin, don’t you think?”…will never happen)
Enough whipping cream and strawberry juice from frozen strawberries to get frosting to spreading consistency. You can omit the whipping cream and use all strawberry juice. I just had some left over whipped whipping cream in fridge so added that to the mixture. Beat until all lumps and cream cheese is blended well and is light and fluffy.