Refrigerated Strawberry Cake

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

I made this cake once for a boy scout auction and it sold for $75.00! I wanted to say..."it's a cake mix!" but of course I didn't. Sometimes cake mixes can make fantastic desserts...this is one of them!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Flour and grease a 13x9 inch pan.
  3. Prepare cake according to package directions.
  4. Poke holes at 1" intervals with wooden spoon handle.
  5. Puree strawberries in blender.
  6. Evenly spoon strawberries over cake slowly, allowing pureed fruit to soak into holes.
  7. Prepare pudding using only 1 cup of milk.
  8. Fold in cool whip.
  9. Carefully spread over cake after all fruit has soaked in (VERY IMPORTANT).
  10. Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
  11. Decorate with fanned berries and mint leaves.
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5 5

I remade this cake, and instead of poking holes in it, I just cut about a 1/4 inch of cake off the top to level it out and poured the mixture on it, and it turned out so much better!!

3 5

I made this cake for my parents birthdays (they are within a week of eachother and my dad loves strawberry shortcake/cake). I was disappointed. They turned out a little too soggy. I let the strawberries take 11/2--2 hours to soak in and they never fully did?. I even did it while the cake was warm per others recommendations. I didn't even use the full amount of strawberries the recipe asked for. The pudding/whipped topping however was delicious. If I were to make it again I would definately not make as much strawberry puree to put on top. Do give yourself some time to let the puree soak in. I may even use white cake also next time.

5 5

This is an incredible cake! If you have to bring in a cake to work for someone's b irthday - this is the one. It's been requested 4 times by the folks in my department. Word travels fast and others come by to get a taste. Even the grandkids request this one. Highly recommended.