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Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe

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This fresh strawberry cake recipe is such an easy cake to whip up. Give this recipe a try, and share it with your friends and family!

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: 16 - 20
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Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 (18 oz) Duncan Hines White or Yellow cake mix
  • 1 (4 serving size) strawberry jello mix
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 16 – 24 ounces powdered sugar

Baking Instructions

  1. Slice strawberries and, using a fork mash them until they resemble a puree.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease or spray three 8″ pans, or two 9″ pans.
  4. Stir together cake mix and dry Jell-O powder.
  5. Add oil, water, eggs and 1 cup of pureed strawberries. Mix thoroughly, about 2 minutes on medium.
  6. Pour evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes in pan then remove to cooling rack.
  8. For Frosting:
  9. Combine the butter, 16 ounces of powdered sugar and ¼ cup of strawberry puree. Beat until smooth.
  10. Add more sugar to reach frosting consistency.
  11. Place the thickest cake layer upside down on serving plate, frost the top only to about ½ inch from the sides.
  12. Repeat layers then frost the top and sides of the cake.
  13. For best flavor, store cake in refrigerator.

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Tips

Dry Cakes are Yuckie

Dry Cakes are Yuckie

To prevent your cakes from drying out add a package of instant pudding and 1/2 the milk the pudding box requires to make the actual pudding. ie: if you were to make chocolate pudding the box says use 2 cups of cold milk. If you are adding the pudding to a cake use only 1 cup of cold milk. Note: adding the pudding make the cake very dense and you will need to lower the tempurature of the oven from 350 to 325 or 300 and bake cake for an extra 20 to 30 min depending on your oven.


Turning an Orange Delight into a Tropical Orange Delight

Turning an Orange Delight into a Tropical Orange Delight

If you are using the Duncan Hines "Orange Supreme" Cake Mix, to add a lovely tropical delight to the cake, cupcakes, etc. Add a (whole) package of Coconut Shavings to the Cake Mix after mixing it up. After you add the coconut into the mix, remix the cake batter for another couple minutes just to make sure the shavings are nicely mixed through. I recently did this with my Bella Spiral Cake Maker, it makes 5 mini cakes for each session. They have some great reviews from the friends that had them.





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