Christmas in July!
A great cake for the holiday feast and fun to make.
- 1 package devils food cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (optional)
Prepare and bake cake according to package direction, using a greased and floured 13 x 19 x 2 inch baking pan. Cool for 10 minutes before inverting on to a wire rack to cool completely.
For Filling: In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. In a small sauce pan, heat milk to 140 degrees F, cool for 2 minutes. Gradually add to the creamed mixture. Beat until sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla and defrosted strawberries if using.
Split cake into two horizontal layers, spread filling over bottom cake layer. Top with remaining cake layer.
For topping, 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping thawed and 4-5 drops of green food coloring. Combine the whipped topping and food coloring. Spread over cake. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.