Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 16 pieces
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Bake


18 1/2 oz betty crocker super moist white or strawberry cake mix
3 oz pkg. strawberry jello
1 1/4 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
3 large eggs
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

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Pat Duran Recipe
Well Seasoned
Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Sep 11, 2011
Another keeper Pat! YUM YUM!!!
user 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. . . :)
user 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!
user 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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