Sally DeWeese, of Traverse City, sent in this recipe to use if you're freezing some of our local strawberry bounty.

Strawberry Cake

Cake:

15 ozs. frozen strawberries with syrup, pureed (reserve ¼ c. for frosting)

1 (18-oz.) white cake mix

1 (3-oz.) pkg. strawberry Jell-O

4 eggs

¼ c. water

½ c. vegetable oil

Mix as regular cake, adding strawberries. Pour into two greased 9-inch round pans.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Frosting:

¼ stick butter, softened

8 ozs. cream cheese, softened

½ t. strawberry extract or red food coloring

¼ c. strawberry puree

7 c. powdered sugar

1 t. vanilla

Mix all ingredients well. Frost cooled cake and garnish with berries.

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