Potts family holidays have always had a few guarantees; there will be lots of laughs, loads of love, tons of food, and the rolls will always be burnt. There is nothing that compares to a Potts Family holiday. All are welcome, some come empty handed, others; pans full of treats, but all the same; everyone leaves with a full belly and a full to-go box. Holidays spent with family rejuvenates the soul, reminds you what is important and why we all continue to do what we do.
Families are like fudge; mostly sweet, with lots of nuts.
All holidays have their fair share of stress. So, for this quick and easy recipe I used a box cake mix and an icing with a special flavor. I whipped it together quick so I could get to my parents and join the Labor Day festivities. For this cake I chose a strawberry box cake mix and cooked it as the directions read. Second, I found an easy recipe you can alter to change the flavor as easy as changing the kind of jello. This recipe was a refreshing dessert suited for any summer party.
Little back story: Every time my Grandma Potts made a strawberry iced cake it was inevitable the icing would melt and the layers would slide. So again in true Potts fashion, it must have been genetic, once my cake hit the sun… delicious mush. Enjoy!
Lime Buttercream Icing
• 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
• 1 (3 oz.) package Lime Jello
• 1 stick unsalted butter
• 3 c. powdered sugar
• 2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1 Soften cream cheese and butter.
2 Combine cream cheese, butter, Jello and whipping cream in medium mixing bowl and beat until smooth and thoroughly blended.
3 Add powdered sugar and beat 2 minutes.
(Note: I doubled the recipe by using two boxes of cake mix for four layers, the third layer stuck to the damn pan. So we enjoyed 3 layers. 🙂 )
(adapted from lemontreedwelling.com)
Holidays without you are not nearly the same. We miss you every day