Monday, April 26, 2010

Strawberry Cake and a Great Kitchen Giveaway!


First I have provided information on the Kitchen Giveaway (five great items to choose from) and then I have provided the recipe and directions for the Strawberry Cake!

I am so pleased to be able to offer this great giveaway sponsored by CSN which has over 200 web-based stores.  They have everything from Corner TV Stands to pots and pans.  You will also find beds, toys, and exercise equipment.  If there is something you are shopping for, please click on the link above to see an amazing collection of corner TV stands and racks and much, much more!   I was very impressed with their wide variety of great and convenient corner TV stands.  CSN provides free shipping on many items.  Be sure to pay CSN stores a visit to show your appreciation for this amazing give away. 


From the modest!


To the amazing!

They also have sideboards, buffets, consoles, and cooking racks.

Giveaway Rules:

1.  Must be in continental USA or Canada.  For Canadian entrants, please be aware that there may be international fees that may not be covered by this giveaway.  For Massachusetts entrants, please be aware that sales tax may not be covered by this giveaway.  Void where prohibited by law.

2.  To be eligible for this giveaway, please leave a comment telling me which prize you would choose if you should win.  There will  be one prize awarded from the FIVE choices below.  If your e-mail is not listed in your blog or if you do not have a blog, please leave me your e-mail address in the comment section so that I can contact you should you be the lucky winner!  If I can't access your e-mail, you can't win.

3.  Double your chances of winning by telling me in the comment that you are a follower.  If you would like to become a new follower of  Red Couch Recipes, please add your name to the Google Follower Gadget on the left side of my blog.  You do not have to host a blog to be a follower.

4.  One entry per household.

5.  This giveaway will close on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 10 pm Mountain Standard Time.  The winner will be randomly chosen.  The Talent (a.k.a. my husband) will be in charge of the random drawing. The winner will be announced on my blog on Monday, May 17th 2010.

6.  The prize will be awarded by CSN; I am not compensated for holding this giveaway.  Should CSN be out of a particular item, you must make another choice.  Of course, you can change your mind about which item you would like.

7.  These items were chosen by me.  They are similar things that I have in my kitchen or would like to have.

Good Luck!
 
Please click on the red links to see the details of the available prizes.

Chef's Choice International Waffle Cone Maker Express
French Home Gourmet LaRochere 12 ounce Tumbler (set of 6) in Napoleonic Bee Motif

Chef's Choice International PizellePro Express Baker


There are other lovely colors too.
Cuisinart Deluxe Digital Kitchen Scale


This contest has been sponsored by CSN.  Please feel free to check out all of their wonderful corner TV stands, baking racks, sideboards and such at their Racks and Stands Store.

Great Corner TV Stand!
Now for a fun and easy springtime cake!






There are no complicated directions for this cake!

Make 2-layer cake of your choice.  An angel food cake or white boxed-mix cake would be fine.  Bake and cool cake layers on wire rack.

Make Strawberry Sauce:
1 pound of strawberries  -- reserve a few to decorate top of cake
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Puree strawberries in blender.  Put strawberry puree in small sauce pan and add sugar and cornstarch.  Heat on medium until just barely boiling.  Take off heat and cool.

Place bottom layer of cake on cakestand and spread strawberry sauce on top.  Place second layer on top of bottom layer and spread strawberry sauce on top.  In the picture below, there is strawberry sauce between the cake layers, but it is not visible.

Whip one pint of whipping cream and add vanilla and sugar to taste.  Spread whipping cream on cake.  You may have leftover whipping cream, depending on how thick you want the whipping cream frosting to be.  Garnish top of cake with fresh strawberries.

Slice cake and garnish with additional sauce and fresh strawberries.

Enjoy!

I am posting this with Blessed With Grace's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
I am also posting this with Beauty and Bedlams's Tasty Tuesday.
I am also posting this with All the Small Stuff's Tuesdays at the Table.

88 comments:

Allie and Pattie said...

Hi Joni,
Well, mykids vote for a new ice cream maker (ours is on it's last legs). And you know Ifollow :) The strawberry cake looks yummy!
xoxo Pattie

Linda said...

Hi Joni,

I would love those adorable glasses with the bees on them! They are so cute. I am a follower already! OK and now I want some strawberry cake!!
It looks so good.

hugs,
Linda

Clements Family said...

Great giveaway!
We would love Chef's Choice International PizellePro Express Baker....I love a good pizelle!!!
I am a new follower :)...though I have been blog stalking you for a while!

throuthehaze said...

I would love the Le Creuset 9 inch Square Baking Dish Plus Bonus 5 inch Baking Dish
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

edmontonjb said...

Such great prizes to choose from! I love the glasses and the Le Creuset dishes but I think I would choose the kitchen scale, it might help with my new diet.

dftrew(At)gmail(Dot)Com

edmontonjb said...

I'm a new follower

dftrew(At)GHmail(Dot)Com

Bonnie said...

The cake looks delicious. I am a follower and I'd Love the tumblers. They're so cute.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

YUM! I'll be right over and I'll bring the coffee.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh, the cake looks delicious! If I were to win, I'd pick the Le Creuset baking dishes...love them! I am a follower:)

FabFrugalFood said...

Who wouldn't LOVE to win an ice cream maker?

If I win I promise to make only healthy frozen concoctions.

OK, I lied about that. But I would love to win anyway!

Donna

Jeffrey said...

HI JONI,
I LOVE TATI AND YOUR MUSIC SELECTION. I LISTEN WHEN I CLEAN MY HOUSE. ALSO, LOVE TATI AND YOUR RECIPES. I WOULD LIKE TO WIN THE ICE CREAM, YOGURT, SORBET MAKER.
I'M A NEW FOLLOWER.

LOVE,
THE ROBBINS

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

I like the baking dishes too! Actually I'm just drooling over the strawberry cake, which is not on my diet! I have not seen one like that and I will try it!! Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara Bakes said...

I loved the Le Creuset. I'm now a follower.

Si said...

Joni,

The cake looks delish. I love Le Creuset! I am a follower now.

Jackie said...

Yum! Looks decadent!

michelle said...

I love the green baking dishes! And you can't go wrong with cake and strawberries; yum! Im a follower now!

Jana said...

I would love the Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker! Husband loves his ice cream. I am already a follower. anaj77(at)hotmail(dot)com

shopannies said...

the cake looks delicious and if I was to win something I would love the Le Creuset 9 inch Square Baking Dish Plus Bonus 5 inch Baking Dish

shopannies@Yahoo.com

Darsi said...

My ice cream maker just broke so I would go for that!
dar.sieb at gmail.com

k said...

I would pick the Le Creuset 9 inch Square Baking Dish Plus Bonus 5 inch Baking Dish!

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

k said...

I'm a new follower.

nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I'm a new follower..found you via Between Naps on the Porch from this weeks tablescape Thursday. Would love the ice cream maker....would come in so handy this time of year and my Grandbabes would love it. Come by and visit me when you have the chance. Mill57@charter.net

kim said...

I would love to have the glasses. I have some, but would love more of them. That cake looks too yummy.

kim said...

I am a new follower.

The Shiny Pebble said...

bee tumbler please!

Carrian said...

I would have to go for the ice cream maker!

Mary Ellen said...

I became a beekeeper last summer so the bee tumblers would have to be my favorite!

Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!

Melissa said...

I would like the bee glasses. I'm partial to bees because the name Melissa means honeybee.

The strawberry cake looks delicious; I'll have to try it soon.

I'm a follower.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Melissa
dstinson@numail.org

Christy said...

first..that cakes looks amazing! i am a follower
and wold like to win the bee glasses. We keep bees and i love finding adorable "bee" accessories!

sweet european dreams said...

ummmm....all of these prizes are pretty fun and the cake look amazing. The PizellePro would be my choice. Thanks for stopping by my page - I'm following You now as well! -diane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Oooh, I've heard so many good things about that ice cream maker! I'm a follower and want to thank you for hosting such a nice give-away!

Frieda said...

This store is a great place ~ The Le Creuset is calling my name....I'm a follower!

Mrs. P. said...

I've been following you and would love a chance to win those bee tumblers! Thanks for hosting and that cake looks DEVINE :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived at your house! You are so fun and creative and you even
made Mom's china look nice! I might
have to steal Tati's picture from the
Oh Henry bars for the cookbook. Your
photos are all beautiful. It is so
fun to see your creativity. Do your
kids know how lucky they are???

Tricia said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would LOVE those Le Creuset baking dishes, especially in that gorgeous shade of green! I just bought a huge carton of strawberries, and I'm off to try that cake!

Tricia said...

Just became a new follower!

Tina said...

I'd love to win those baking dishes! And I've been reading you for a while, but am now following. I'm always on the look-out for a great, new recipe to try. Stop by Life is Good if you have a chance!

Beth said...

Joni, The cake looks outstanding! I am a new follower and I would love to win the baking dishes - or any of your prizes, really! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
Blessings, Beth

adele said...

I am a new follower but have been stalking your blog for a while. I had a couch just like the one in your header. I would love the bee glasses to add to my tablescapes.

Jenny said...

Hi! I'm already a follower and I thought I entered this. Weirdness.

I would totally love the Strawberry cake.

Thank you.

Oh...ummm....

I would totally love the baking dishes! They are gorgeous.

Thanks for the fun chance.

mrs. c said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to have the baking dishes....I am a follower and I want to say thank you for offering this!

Miss Merry said...

What an amazing giveaway! If I were chosen, I would love the tumblers to enjoy lemonade and "summer beer" during the warm weather.

Christy said...

The icecream maker for sure! And I am now a follower.

JcVeggie said...

I would die to have that baking dish! I am a chef and actually DO NOT own ANY of this totally beautiful awesome top of the line baking dishes! I have priced them and they are completely out of my price range BUT I will own one, one day:) I have really enjoyed your post and the red couch idea...It makes me feel like we are sitting in your living room talking about recipes and food. Check out my blog too if you have timw...we have a lot in common! I plan to become a follower right now! Cheers:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I'm happy I found you through Designs by Gollum, Joni! What a wonderful giveaway and I am now a follower ;)

Your strawberry cake looks light and fresh and springtime!

~Susan

Pondside said...

Well, I've found you again - it takes a long time when one has to trawl through the comments on someone's page to find a blog one had enjoyed.
So, now I'm a follower, and I won't miss a single recipe - and if i were to win, I think I'd like that Cuisinart Frozen dessert maker.

ButterYum said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I could (and have) spent sooooo much time on CDNs website - there are so many wonderful things!

I think I might have to choose the pizzelle maker, or the ice cream maker... can't decided.

:)
ButterYum

Anne said...

I would love that ice cream maker. It gets so hot in TX, and it would be nice to be able to make some frozen treats!

Jennifer said...

I love the #1 yougurt maker # 2 the waffle cone maker but everything is fab! I am a follower and crazy for cooking! Jennifer stop by some time! jennsthreegraces

Annie said...

Would love the le creuset casserole dishes!

smithinkeller@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Hello! I'm sooo glad I found you! Your blog is awesome...every recipe sounds amazing! I am seriously having trouble deciding on one to try! I would like to enter to win the waffle cone maker. Oh the things I could do with that! I also signed up to be a follower-how could I pass you up? Well, I guess I better go- got a lot of recipes to try! Thanks:) Wendy
my blog: wendyandjaywhatcott.blogspot.com

Tori said...

Joni - I would love to win! If I could be so lucky to win, I would have to pick the ice cream maker. And of course I'm a follower. I follow you lots of places. :)

P.S. I tried the yummy pasta salad for dinner the other day and the girls LOVED it! (think Garth did too) Thanks for sharing.

Theresa B. said...

Oh my, oh my, this is a wonderful site! I will be following from now on as I am new to the world of blogging and following.
I love the LaRochere Tumbler in Napoleonic Bee Motif and would love, love, to have those little cuties living in my house!
Keeping my finger, toes and eyes crossed for this one:)
Terry

BreeLeeD said...

My sister has the Cuisinart ice cream maker and loves it. If I'm the lucky winner, I'd love to have one, too.

Thank you for such a fabulous giveaway,
Bree // breeleed[at]gmail[dot]com

La Bella Vie said...

Ok, I'm following and still have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed hoping for those darling tumblers:)

Erin said...

Without a doubt I would pick the Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker! My kids and I LOVE ice cream and to make it ourselves - how much better could it get!

(Plus it'll give me great things to post) =o)

Jennifer said...

Now I'm at work - a follower and hungry with no Pizzelle maker - HELP! Please enter me - your recipe for the Herb Parmesan ones looks fab! Jennifer

The Sewing Loft said...

I would choose the pizelle maker. Your strawberry cake looks devine!

KatiePerk said...

oh wow! We are in need of an ice cream maker!
I am your newest follower!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Monica said...

It would be so fun to have another ice cream maker. Ours died last year right in the middle of the most delicious coconut ice cream. So delicious that we ate the runny ice cream anyway.

monica@pld.com

Monica said...

I am now a follower!!!

The Double Dipped Life said...

I would love the baking dishes! Thanks!

The Double Dipped Life said...

I'm a follower!

Kristen said...

I have been making a lot of European recipes lately that involve weighing the ingredients with my very, very old scale. I'd love the digital scale!

smalltowngirl said...

I love the Le Creuset baking dishes!!

seemommyknit said...

I would LOVE the frozen ice cream maker!! sooo great!!
leslic(at)chandlerconsulting(dot)com

seemommyknit said...

I'm a follower!
leslic(at)chandlerconsulting(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I would love to have the Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt/Ice Cream/Sorbet Maker! I'm also a blog follower!
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

What a fun contest!

If I won, I would LOVE the ice cream maker- I go through a lot of ice cream! ;)

herberkids3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heather@ My Frugal Family said...

I am also a follower!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, What a wonderful recipe! I just love strawberries and cake makes them taste even better, don't you think? I came over from your "pit-sell" post.
I would love to get a Pit-sell maker, yummy. Please count this follower in!
Yvonne

The Sugar Queen said...

The cake looks scrumptious! If I were to win, I would probably choose the yogurt/ice cream maker.

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Annesphamily said...

I am new and love the baking dishes. Then again those tumblers are pretty cute too! Thanks for sharing! Anne

Brenda said...

If I win, and I hope I do, I would choose the PizellePro. I think it looks like something the grands would enjoy when they visit.

Lacey said...
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Lacey said...

I want the cute little waffle irons!!! This is awesome!!!

And I am a new follower too!

Kristin said...

Hi Joni,
I would love to have the Le Creuset Dishes in red please! I am a follower. That strawberry cake looks scrumptious! You are amazing!


kikiculp at gmail dot com

love michele

babybloomr said...

Well, my 94 year old father eats a bowl of ice cream every night of his life, so I guess the most prudent choice for me wold obviously be the ice cream maker! Family traditionss, don'tcha know...:)

Jaimie said...

I would love the Le Creuset baking dishes. So fun.

Kingmom@comcast.net

Ashlie & Alfred said...

I'm a new follower.

abelmore@purdue.edu

Ashlie & Alfred said...

Luckily I recently acquired an ice cream maker - so I'm going to choose the Le Creuset baking dishes. I love everything they make, but my poor graduate student pocketbook doesn't!

abelmore@purdue.edu

gnee said...

Your strawberry cake looks divine. This time of the year there is nothing that can top a strawberry, unless it's homemade ice cream! I can't buy much ice cream that doesn't have sugar. The ice cream maker would be perfect for me, and I promise I'll sing your praises every time I post a new recipe using it!

gnee said...

Joni, I'm also a fan of your red couch and will follow you anywhere!

Katrina said...

I have been a follower of your blog ever since you posted Esther Bolick's Orange Marmalade Cake recipe and I stumbled on your blog from google! :) Yummm great blog, and such a cool idea! I would love to win the French Home Gourmet LaRochere 12 ounce Tumbler (set of 6) in Napoleonic Bee Motif. I have long admired these glasses but dont want to pay so much for them!!! :) happy blogging!

CarolAnne said...

Just found you today. The ice cream maker would be fun for summer.

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

I am a new follower of your wonderful blog!

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

That ice cream maker would be so fun, but I do need a new pizzelle iron and being able to make 3 at a time would be wonderful! Please choose me!

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

oops...forgot to give you my email address for when I win...
itlldo2@gmail.com

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