Strawberry-Lime Layer Cake

Strawberry-Lime Layer Cake

Fresh strawberries bring fruity flavor and gorgeous color to a lovely layered white cake.

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

Cake
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2
tablespoons grated fresh lime peel
Filling and Frosting
1
quart (4 cups) fresh strawberries
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
4
cups powdered sugar
1 1/3
cups whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Generously spray two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  2. Make cake batter as directed on box--except stir lime peel into batter. Pour batter into pans. Bake and cool as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds.
  3. Reserve 3 whole strawberries for garnish. Cut remaining strawberries into thin slices. Finely chop enough of the sliced strawberries to equal 1/2 cup.
  4. In medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds to soften, then beat on high speed until fluffy. Add chopped strawberries and powdered sugar; beat on low speed until sugar has been incorporated. Increase speed to medium; beat until frosting is fluffy. Divide frosting into fourths.
  5. With long, sharp knife, split each cooled cake layer horizontally in half. Place 1 layer, cut side up, on serving plate. Spread with one-fourth of the frosting; top with half of the sliced strawberries. Add second layer, cut side down. Spread with one-fourth of the frosting. Add third layer, cut side up. Spread with one-fourth of the frosting; top with remaining sliced strawberries. Add remaining cake layer, cut side down. Frost top of cake with remaining frosting.
  6. In medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Frost side of cake with whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish top of cake with whole strawberries just before serving. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
This cake can be cut most easily after being chilled.
To cut fresh strawberries into even slices, use an egg slicer.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 530
    • (Calories from Fat 210),
  • Total Fat 24g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 76g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 58g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 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;
    • 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.