Dazzle your sweetie for Valentine's Day or any other day for that matter with this moist and easy treat!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Lightly grease and flour a 9x9-inch square pan and a 9-inch round pan.

  • Stir together the cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Mix in the strawberry gelatin until combined.

  • Divide the batter evenly between the 2 prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Transfer the square cake onto a large platter.

  • Cut the round cake in half, then arrange the cut side of the cake along two edges of the square cake to create a heart shape.

  • Poke several holes on the top of the cake using the handle of a wooden spoon or spatula.

  • Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake so that it runs into the holes; allow the milk to soak in.

  • Spread the strawberry preserves on top of the cake.

  • Fold the cream cheese frosting into the whipped topping in a bowl until just incorporated.

  • Spread the frosting over the top and sides of the cake.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 70.4g 23% DV; fat 22g 34% DV; cholesterol 43.2mg 14% DV; sodium 322mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2012
I had my doubts while assembling the cake (which I did the day before) but I shouldn't have worried the cake was delicious. I have already had requests for another one! Didn't change anything. Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
I had my doubts while assembling the cake (which I did the day before) but I shouldn't have worried the cake was delicious. I have already had requests for another one! Didn't change anything. Thank you for a great recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
I made a strawberry cake once before and it did not turn out. So when my youngest son asked for a strawberry cake I was a bit nervous. This recipe was great! Everyone loved it and told me to hold onto the recipe. Typically the first time I make a recipe I leave it exactly as is however I did make a few adjustments to this one. I didn't use a mix I just mixed up a yellow cake from scratch and I baked it in a 9x13 cake pan. I didn't want to buy a whole jar of strawberry jam since I had strawberries in the freezer I just blended them up and cooked them down a bit so they had a thicker consistency. Now I am really glad I did that because those strawberries only had a little sugar in them and I think strawberry preserves would have made this cake too sweet. Lastly since my son just turned three I thought he would like strawberry frosting more than cream cheese frosting. I still mixed it with the cool whip which I think I will do for every frosting from now on. I know it sounds like a lot of changes but most of them are pretty irrelavent I just thought I would list them in case it changes something for someone else. Definitely a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
it is soooooo good thank you allrecipes Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2016
This was pretty good though it is quite sweet. Reminds me of strawberry ice cream but in cake form. Not sure if it really needs the condensed milk over it I think just the strawberries and frosting would be enough and the removal of the condensed milk will help cut the sweetness. Overall pretty tasty cake that we all enjoyed. Read More
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