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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

Coconut Garnish

Coconut Garnish

Spread coconut on baking sheet to toast and bake at 350° F for about 3 minutes. Stir and bake 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until light golden brown.


vanilla extract for frosting..

vanilla extract for frosting..

Always add a tsp. of pure vanilla extract to frosting whether vanilla, chocolate, This is especially true when making the buttercream creamcheese butter frosting..





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