SPRING BERRY CAKE

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

We were blessed with a bountiful crop of strawberries last year. This is a recipe I created to utilize some of those delicious berries from the freezer. I searched through a few recipes and didn't come across one that sounded like what I had in mind, so I "winged it," and this recipe was the result. It's a refreshing refrigerator cake with delicious, fresh strawberry flavor and it will remind you that Spring is right around the corner!


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Serves:
12
Prep:
2 Hr
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 box
white cake mix plus ingredients to prepare as directed on package (eggs, oil, water)
16 oz
frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed (with juice) and divided
1 pkg
strawberry flavored gelatin
1/2 c
water, boiling
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1
container whipped topping, thawed
fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)
fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Prepare white cake as directed on package for a 9"x13" pan. Let cool.

2In food processor or blender, puree strawberries until almost smooth.

3Place a large wire mesh strainer over a bowl; pour berries into strainer and let drain, pressing and stirring as needed, to produce 1/2 cup of juice. Set pulp aside, temporarily.

4To the 1/2 cup of juice, add 1/2 cup water; bring to boil in microwave or in small saucepan on stove.

5Pour powdered gelatin into medium bowl, add boiling liquid and stir until thoroughly dissolved; add 1 cup puree/pulp and mix well.

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6Using a skewer, poke holes all over cooled cake; very slowly, pour strawberry gelatin mixture over cake, being sure to fill all the holes.

7Place cake in refrigerator while preparing frosting.

8Beat cream cheese until fluffy; beat in 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

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9Add 1/2 the whipped topping; mix well, until smooth.

10Add 1/2 remaining strawberry puree/pulp and mix well.

11Set mixer aside; using spatula, gently fold in remaining puree/pulp and reminder of whipped topping.

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12Spread evenly over cake. Refrigerate until served. Garnish with fresh strawberries and mint, if desired.

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13Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids