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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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Fresh Strawberries On A Cake

Fresh Strawberries On A Cake

When putting fresh strawberries on a cake you must glaze them. If you don't glaze them they will start to dry up and taste funny.

Almond Bark

Almond Bark

Almond bark can be used for many projects such as dipped strawberries chocolate décor for cakes and candy care packaged during the holidays. Just chop melt and spread out a 1/8 inch layer of the Almond Bark on paper. Quickly sprinkle the chocolate with your favorite garnish while it is still liquid. Example: Red and white sprinkles for Valentine’s Day. Carefully watch the chocolate as it starts to firm up. Just before it is set cut geometric shapes with a knife or cutter such as a heart in this case. Decorate your cakes and cupcakes for your unique and special event.

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