Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran kitchenchatter

16 pieces
15 Min
30 Min

This Betty Crocker Strawberry cake is jam-packed with flavor from tangy strawberry jello to rich chocolate frosting.
Note: White cake mix may be used with cherry jello and dark chocolate frosting and maraschino cherries with stems dried and dipped instead of strawberries-
( I use this one).

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18 1/2 oz
betty crocker super moist white or strawberry cake mix
3 oz
pkg. strawberry jello
1 1/4 c
1/3 c
vegetable oil
3 large
1 c
seedless strawberry jelly
1 can(s)
betty crocker rich and creamy milk or dark chocolate frosting
2 c
medium strawberries-18 to 20
1/2 c
white baking chips, more if needed
1 tsp
solid shortening, not vegetable oil makes fruit weep

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350^- for dark or non-stick pans 325^.Grease bottoms and sides of two 9- inch round cake pans with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, mix cake mix and gelatin. Beat in water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl(batter will be lumpy). Pour into pans evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Split each cake horizontally into 2 layers. On serving plate, place top of 1 layer, cut side up; spread with 1/3 c of the jam. Add bottom 1/2 of layer, cut side down; spread with 1/2 cup of jam; repeat with remaining cake layers. Frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Arrange dipped strawberries around top of cake, if using. Store cake in refrigerator.
Dipped Strawberries:
Gently rinse berries and dry on paper towels (berries must be completely dry). Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In a 1-quart saucepan- melt vanilla chips and shortening over low heat , stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Dip bottom 1/2 of each berry into vanilla chip mixture; allow excess to drip back into saucepan. Place on prepared pan. Refrigerate until coating is firm, about 30 minutes, or until serving time.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Sep 11, 2011
Another keeper Pat! YUM YUM!!!
Cheryl Chavez cheryllynnchavez
Sep 11, 2011
Oh, my sweet Lord!! If I could go to the store. . .I would be making this one right now!!! Sounds too good to share. . . I mean to be true. . . :)
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Sep 11, 2011
It is to die for - I baked one for dinner today- I got a new crock pot and put country style pork ribs , onion, carrots, and potatoes with a wine chili sauce. So with that set, I had extra time to bake the cake- we had company and everything was super, all were satisfied!
Blondie Pussycat blondie8080
Sep 12, 2011
Oh, yay Pat! You got a new crock pot! Now shopping wasn't so bad...was it? I 'm still looking for THE right pressure cooker. I keep going back and forth about whether I want an elec one that is programmable, or a stovetop one. They are considerably more expensive if they are electric. One day, I'll just all of a sudden make a decision, and go with it! I love you, Girl......Blondie xoxoxo
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Jean Campbell gwashington1961
May 17, 2012
Hi, Pat! WOW! What an incredible recipe!! I love the use of the Strawberry Jelly [Any special brand?] between the layers, and the Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Frosting to cover the layers fully. I love that you share the correct way to dip and set the Strawberries in White Chocolate. You made a delicious cake with a good frosting. From the number of dipped berries, I think you are serving at least one berry per slice of cake. I love reading your recipes, Pat!

I enjoy finding a recipe with comments from you, OR - a full recipe from your own exciting recipe box! All of us who come to the JAP website look not just for new recipes, we also look for other cooks who have a unique manner in creating the recipe and writing out a full set of Ingredients. Then they follow with clear, detailed Directions which prevent bad results. You are one of the most gifted cooks sharing your skills with others on the JAP website.

Thank you so much, Pat. I look forward to your next posting on JAP. Jean C. LOL :-)
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
May 17, 2012
Thank you for the Kudos Jean. I appreciate your love of the recipe posts. I try to post my recipes so that all can understand the recipe directions from the beginner to the great chefs and all of us in-between. Thanks again for taking a peek at my recipes. Your comments are always welcome. Hugs, Pat
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Jun 19, 2012
Scrmptous wow gotta have a slice right now, a keeper for sure
Kathleen Hagood Nature_Mommie
Jun 19, 2012
Oh my, Pat, I don't know how I missed this one. This looks wonderful! Two of my favorite flavors together? I am saving.
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 19, 2012
Thank you Jamie and Kathleen I know how they can be missed -I check all the recipes every day of others to see what I missed and believe me I miss a lot. So many wonderful cooks and bakers and so many ideas that spark other ideas. Hugs, Pat
Peggy Lawhon PeggySL
Jun 26, 2012
Pat, This looks amazing!! I would like to try the cherry version of this recipe however, I'm unsure what you use between the layers. Cherry jelly?
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Jun 26, 2012
Yes Peggy, you can use cherry jelly or preserves in place of the strawberry.
Peggy Lawhon PeggySL
Jun 26, 2012
Thank you Pat!! I love your recipes!!