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Strawberry Frosted Layer Cake

strawberry frosted layer cake Dessert
Strawberry Frosted Layer Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

The star of this beautiful cake is the fresh strawberry buttercream frosting that’s bursting with summer flavor. As impressive as it looks, this cake is made easy with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix. MORE+ LESS-

January 12, 2018

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and whole eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting

3/4
cup butter, softened
4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
4 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup seedless strawberry jam
1
teaspoon vanilla
Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
1
cup sliced fresh strawberries (about 10 medium)

Decoration

Whole fresh strawberries

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms and sides of 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 1 1/2 cups of the batter in each pan.
  • 3
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Beat in strawberry jam and vanilla until blended. Tint frosting with food color to desired color.
  • 5
    Place one cake layer rounded side down on serving plate. Spread 2/3 cup of the frosting on top. Place in single layer 1/2 cup sliced strawberries on frosting layer to within 1/2 inch from edge of cake. Top with second cake layer, rounded side down. Spread 2/3 cup of the frosting on top and add remaining sliced strawberries; top with third cake layer rounded side up. Frost sides and top of cake with remaining frosting. Refrigerate cake at least 1 hour before serving. Place whole strawberries in center on top of cake. Store any remaining cake loosely covered in refrigerator.

  • If baking three layers but not all three fit in the oven, refrigerate one pan of batter until others are baked, and then bake remaining layer separately.
  • To make a pinker frosting, add a few drops of red gel food color when adding strawberry jam to butter mixture.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
11g
57%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
410mg
17%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
84g
28%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
65g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 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; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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