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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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  • 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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Baking with Soy Milk

Baking with Soy Milk

Whether you are lactose intolerant, a vegan or just don't like milk (me); you can use soy milk for most mixes that call for milk. I have been successful with muffin mixes (Duncan Hines) and pancake mixes using soy milk. Just use the same amount of soy milk as what the recipe calls for in milk. Great taste!

Decorating With Sliced Almonds

Decorating With Sliced Almonds

Sliced almonds can be tricky to work with because they are delicate. If you are using them for decorating, gently pour opened bag of almonds onto flat surface. They will break easily when picking up, or going throuth to find just the right ones, tread lightly using just one or two fingers. Use any remaining broken pieces for garnishes or in salads.

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