Strawberry Gelatin Icing

Birthday cakes are so much fun 🙂  Who doesn’t love a sweet confection homemade especially to celebrate YOU?  This Strawberry “Iced” angel food cake has been a family tradition every year for our summer birthdays in June and July!!  It’s a simple gelatin and fresh strawberry treat that can be poured over an already prepared store bought angle food cake, or you can slice the angel food cake in layers and fill it up inside as well!  It’s a cool and creamy, just sweet enough icing that is decadent but refreshing at the same time!  Make this for your summer birthdays and they will be so impressed.  Below you will find our family recipe for the strawberry icing ( which can be used on cupcakes too)….
1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin ( Knox)
1/4 cup cold water
1 1-pound package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed 
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup cream, whipped
Add gelatin to cold water.  Drain 1/2 cup strawberry juice from thawed strawberries.  Bring juice to a boil in a small saucepan and stir in softened gelatin.  Add remaining strawberries and lemon juice.  Cool until very thick.  Fold in whipped cream. 
For a layered cake:
Slice cake horizontally into 3 equal layers.  Spread filling between layers and top of the cake.  Refrigerate cake until firm before serving. Serves 8.

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