Fresh Strawberry Cake!



This is a great cake to make during strawberry season with fresh picked strawberries or you can also use frozen strawberries when fresh are not available.  It's also a really easy cake to make and is so moist.  Here is what you will need: 

1 white cake mix (get the full size cake mix, some companies have drastically reduced them)
1 (3.5 oz.) box strawberry gelatin
2 cups sliced strawberries (reserve 1/4 cup with juice for frosting)
2 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. water
1/2 cup Sprite or water
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Icing
1 lb.  (16 oz.)  box of powdered sugar
1/4 cup strawberries with juice
3/4 stick of butter or 6 Tbs.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl with the 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons water.  Stir together to dissolve sugar and let sit while you mix the other cake ingredients.  

Combine the cake mix, gelatin, Sprite or water (it's better if you replace the water with Sprite), eggs and vegetable oil.  Mix well with an electric mixer.   Add the strawberries with the juice, reserving 1/4 cup for the icing.  Blend with the electric mixer to break up the strawberries some.   When mixed pour into a 9"x13" pan that has been sprayed with nonstick baking spray.

Bake for approximately 35 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Once cooled prepare icing by beating the reserved strawberries with the butter and the powdered sugar.  Spread over cooled cake while still in the pan.  Cut and serve!



23 comments:

  1. this cake is absolutely delicious!! i cook at a small-town diner, and this is one of our most popular desserts!! customers love it!!

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  2. How much is a box of powdered sugar?

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    1. It says 1 lb. box of powdered sugar which is 16 oz.

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    2. It's about a buck if you're talking price.

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    3. If you're talking about price, it's about 1.00 or so.

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    4. Also known as 2 cups.

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    5. In cups-approximately 3 3/4 per pound box.

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  3. Plan to make it

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  5. Love this recipe! My mother-in-law gave it to me after my husband and I got married 20to years ago. And its the only Strawberry cake recipe I use.

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  6. This is a different version of my momma's jello cake. Sounds pretty interesting and I might have to do a comparison. Thanks!

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  7. Paula Deen has a recipe very similar to this one that I have made a few times, it is delicious. Definitely going to give this one a try. Love your receipes!!

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  8. I have always loved this cake making one for mothers day this weekend, and family reunion next weekend.

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  9. can you replace the butter with cream cheese?

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  10. I have made this before! It is very good!

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  11. Can you make this cake two days before you need it and it will be just as good?

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    1. If you keep it refrigerated it should be ok.

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  12. You just know how to bake GF ..:)

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  13. Strawberries are my favorite. Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  14. Looks wonderful. Interested in same question as above, can you use cream cheese in place of butter?

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  15. Just, got home with the stuff to make this, tonight.

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  16. Can't see why you can't use cream cheese. I use it for all kinds of icing.

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  17. I have only tasted the frosting and it's really delicious. I used my food processor for the strawberries and butter and then poured that in a bowl and beat in 4 cups of powdered sugar. The cake looks so moist and I can't wait for company tonight to let them try it! Thanks so much for posting. I found it on Pinterest.

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