If you love strawberries, this is the cake for you!
The cake was very easy to make, however, it turned out to be a comedy of errors for me.
First of all, the original recipe called for a buttercream frosting with 1 cup of finely chopped strawberries, which was way too much liquid and made the frosting way too runny. Please note the section about the frosting in the recipe.
Error #2 for me was not paying attention to what I was doing and made the cake with two pans instead of three. If you choose to make yours two layers, make the cooking time 30 minutes.
The delicious smell of strawberries fills the air when you bake this cake!
Ingredients for cake only:
1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) package strawberry gelatin
4 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
Mix all ingredients together for one minute, scrape down the sides, and beat an additional two minutes.
Pour batter into three greased and floured cake pans. Bake for 23 minutes at 350 F or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, and then remove from the pan to cool completely.
To assemble the cake, place one cake on a plate. Spread the strawberry buttercream frosting over the top, and place the next cake on this. Press slightly, and then spread more buttercream frosting on top of this cake. Place the third cake on top, pressing slightly. Use the remaining frosting to frost the outside of the cake.
Frost cake with your favorite cream cheese or buttercream frosting with 1/2 cup finely chopped strawberries added. The original recipe called for 1 cup strawberries, but it made the frosting way too runny.
Source: Southern Living