Strawberry-Filled Take-Along Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

A thin layer of fruity jam hides between the frosting and the browned butter-enhanced cake.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1/3
cup butter (do not use margarine)
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter recipe yellow cake mix
1
cup water
3
eggs
1/2
cup strawberry jam or preserves

Brown Sugar Frosting

1/2
cup butter
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar

  • 1 In heavy 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium heat, moving and turning pan occasionally, just until butter is light brown. (Watch carefully; butter can brown and then burn quickly.) Cool 15 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat browned butter, cake mix, water and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 4 Bake and cool as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan.
  • 5 Spread jam evenly over top of cake. Freeze at least 15 minutes or until jam is set.
  • 6 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 2 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool to lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
  • 7 Gradually stir powdered sugar into brown sugar mixture. If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, or heat over low heat, stirring constantly. Spread frosting over jam. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

So the jam will spread easily, stir it before spreading it on the cake.

In a rush? Use 1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting instead of the Brown Sugar Frosting.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
66g
66%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
52g
52%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.