Rating: 5 stars
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
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Fresh or frozen strawberries and sweetened whipped cream take your box cake mix to another level. Once chilled, cut into servings and top each piece with sweetened whipped cream. Garnish with strawberry slices, if desired. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and lightly flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • Blend cake mix plus extender, water, egg whites, and oil together in a bowl using an electric mixer until just moistened. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 32 to 26 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine strawberry preserves and pureed strawberries in a medium bowl. Stir in confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  • Transfer cake to a cooling rack and let cool to room temperature, at least 25 minutes.

  • Poke holes into the cake about 1 inch apart using the handle of a wooden spoon. Slowly spread the strawberry sauce over the cake, letting it fill the holes. Refrigerate until completely chilled.

Cook's Note:

The directions for making the cake are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand. Some cake mixes are 16.25 ounces, and some are 15.25, so add the appropriate amount of extender as needed to reach 18.25 ounces.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 51.3g; fat 10.8g; sodium 305.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2019
The fresh strawberries mixed with the preserves gave this cake a fresh strawberry flavor! Read More
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2019
The fresh strawberries mixed with the preserves gave this cake a fresh strawberry flavor! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2021
This was just what I was craving. I even had a small jar of preserves that was expiring and needed to be used. I debated on removing a star because of the cake mix extender. It isn't necessary. Its a cake in a 9x13 pan. Not like you are making a 3 tier cake. And its only 3oz of extender. Then there are at least 3 types of extenders most of them have their own wet ingredients and the extender recipes usually make at least 1 cup. So if you are reading this rest assured you dont need the extender. NOTE: you will need to make the cake mix as written on the box ignoring the parts/ingredients of this recipe that pertain to making the cake mix. So make the cake mix from the box instructions, cool, poke holes and then follow the recipe for the strawberry topping. Read More