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Vanilla Layer Cake with Strawberries

Rated as 3.6 out of 5 Stars

"I modified the candy bar cake into a strawberry layer cake that has been a huge hit. I am now known in my circle of friends as the cake lady. For little girls' birthdays I sometimes add food coloring to the frosting for a more festive look. Otherwise, the white frosting with the bright red strawberries is beautiful. I get asked for the recipe every time I make it."
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1 h 20 m servings 594
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 cake)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour three 8-inch cake pans.
  2. Beat cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla pudding mix together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until just blended. Scrape the bowl, increase mixer speed to medium, and beat until batter is smooth, about 4 minutes. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and white sugar together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth; fold in whipped topping until frosting is smooth.
  5. Place 1 cake on a serving platter. Spread frosting on top of the cake; top frosting with a layer of strawberries. Place 1 cake atop strawberries. Frost cake and top with a layer of strawberries. Place remaining cake atop strawberries, frost the top and sides of the cake, and top with remaining strawberries.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 594 calories; 32.9 71.6 6.6 69 491 Full nutrition

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I made this using sour cream instead of cream cheese and probably more strawberries. Otherwise I stuck to the recipe. If I made it again, I would do cakes from scratch and real whip cream becaus...

Excellent!! I made it for my daughter's birthday and everyone loved it.

Yes, I did make changes. I cut up the strawberries and soak the strawberries in nutmeg, cinnamon and rum for about 4 hours priors to making the cake. It was a good change. Also, I only used an ...