Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake Recipe

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Aleta Hepp


This cake is my mom's favorite, I make it every year for her birthday.
You can also use a white cake mix, if you do not want the red dye in your cake.

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1 box
strawberry cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
10 oz
sliced, sweetened frozen strawberries, thawed
8 oz
cool whip
1 box
vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 c
fresh strawberries, halved (enough to cover top of cake)

How to Make Strawberry Refrigerator Cake


  • 1Bake cake according to directions on box for a 9 X 13 pan. Cool completely.
  • 2Once cake is completely cooled, poke holes in cake with the handle of a wooden spoon (round handle), or similar item.
  • 3Puree thawed sweetened strawberries, pour over cake. Be sure the puree is filling the holes. Place cake in refrigerator while you make the topping.
  • 4Whisk pudding mix & milk together until combined, fold in cool whip.
  • 5Spread pudding mixture on top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place halved strawberries on cake just before serving.

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About Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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