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drunken chocolate covered strawberry cake

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Raquel Beltz
Pleasanton, KS

My original recipe for Drunken Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake can easily be converted to non-alcoholic. Simply substitute strawberry pop or red cream soda for the sparkling beer.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This cake is so light and delicious. And the frosting... it's so good it almost didn't make it onto the cake! The combination of marshmallow cream and cream cheese make a great frosting. Yummy!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 16 -20
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For drunken chocolate covered strawberry cake

  • 1 box
    duncan hines devil's food cake mix
  • 3.3 oz
    box devil's food instant pudding mix
  • 1 c
  • 3 lg
  • 1/3 c
    canola oil
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 3 oz
    strawberry jello
  • 12 oz
    delicia strawberries & cream (sparkling malt beverage)
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 7 oz
    marshmallow cream
  • 3.3 oz
    box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
  • 8 oz
    cool whip

How To Make drunken chocolate covered strawberry cake

  • 1
    PREHEAT oven to 350°F for metal or glass pans, 325°F for dark or coated pans.
  • 2
    BLEND dry mixes (cake and pudding), water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). BEAT at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • 3
    POUR batter in pan 9X13 glass dish and bake for 30 minutes.
  • 4
    When cake is approximately 5 minutes from being done, begin the Jello mixture.
  • 5
    Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a full boil. Add jello and mix until jello is fully dissolved.
  • 6
    Add 12 oz Delicia Strawberries & Cream to jello. (For a non-alcoholic cake, replace the Delicia Strawberries & Cream with strawberry or red cream soda.)
  • 7
    Pull cake from oven and liberally poke fork holes in cake.
  • 8
    Pour jello mix over cake and place in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  • 9
    After cake has fully cooled, make Chocolate Fudge Marshmallow frosting.
  • 10
    Soften 8 oz cream cheese.
  • 11
    Blend with 7oz jar of marshmallow cream and 3.3 oz box of chocolate fudge pudding.
  • 12
    Add 8oz tub of cool whip and blend completely.
  • 13
    Spread frosting (all of it) evenly over fully cooled cake cake.
  • 14
    Cut and serve.
  • 15
    You may want to garnish with fresh strawberries dipped in white chocolate for a more elegant look when entertaining.
  • 16
    Store leftover cake (if there is any) in a covered container in refrigerator.