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strawberry-topped cake

a recipe by
Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
Calais, ME

Time to lighten up---no more winter desserts for me. Luscious and light and makes people smile.

serves 12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For strawberry-topped cake

  • 1 box
    yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 c
    mascarone cheese
  • 1/2 c
    vanilla yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp
    honey, divided
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon zest, divided
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/3 c
    strawberry jam
  • 1-1/2 c
    sliced strawberries

How To Make strawberry-topped cake

  • 1
    Bake cake as directed, using 2 9-in cake pans.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, combine cheese, yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • 3
    When cake is cool, spread jam on bottom half of cake and then spread half of prepared cheese mixture over jam.
  • 4
    Top with second half of cake and spread remaining cheese mixture over top. Arrange sliced strawberries in a concentric circle starting from the outer edge and working towards the center to create a flower-like effect.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with remaining lemon zest. When ready to serve, drizzle top with remaining honey.

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