Want a non-chocolate dessert for Valentines Day? This one's perfectly perfect.
Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE chocolate, and 99% of the time I would never serve a non-chocolate dessert on V-Day. BUT this one's for those who like fruity fresh desserts. It'd be equally awesome for a summer outdoor barbecue.
I have to admit this fresh and fruity cake is a fabulous way to go. It’s everything sweet and oh so pink, which obviously makes it perfect for the holiday.
Okay, so first you need to gather your ingredients up.
Line the bottom only of a 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking parchment paper. Spray it with baking spray, then place paper baking cups in 6 regular-size muffin cups.
In a large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 6 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored. Add cake mix, water and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 1 minute.
Pour 3 1/2 cups batter into prepared pan. Divide remaining batter among 6 muffin cups.
Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center, and cupcakes test done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Immediately turn cake upside down onto a clean kitchen towel sprinkled with 1/4 cup powdered sugar; peel away parchment paper.
While still hot, carefully roll up cake and towel from the narrow end.
Cool rolled-up cake 10 minutes at room temperature, and then about 1 hour in the refrigerator.
Cool cupcakes 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes. Save cupcakes for another use.
Unroll cake carefully, and remove towel. Allow the end to remain slightly curled. Spread 1 container frosting evenly over cake's surface.
Re-roll filled cake, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Remove the rolled cake from the refrigerator, unwrap and frost the top with 1/2 of the frosting container.
Transfer cake to serving platter. Decorate with colorful Valentine's Day sprinkles, strawberry sauce and a fresh sliced strawberry. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.