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!!
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.
I have made this several times. I usually do the tip about cutting off a top layer and just pouring the fruit on. It's always a hit at potlucks. Tonight I was prompted to write a review because I was making a cake from another recipe (http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-cake-with-frosting-22984) but using the pudding/cool whip topping from this recipe. If I don't have a strawberry cake mix, I add strawberry jello to a white or yellow cake mix, a trick I also learned from the other recipe I linked.
I was looking for a "juicy" strawberry cake recipe & found this one. Reading the reviews, I noticed some people found it too juicy, which is unheard of in my family.LOL. When I make a cake that is "juicy" I always put 1/2 box Jello in the fruit or whatever. In this cake, strawberry Jello. It keeps the juice sort of textured & not so runny & adds more flavor. Can't wait till dessert tonight!
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.
Made it with white cake mix instead of strawberry because I didn't want it to be too sweet or overpowering. All other directions were followed. I let the puree soak in while the cake was still warm, but after an hour or so, it still had not soaked in completely. I frosted it anyway. The frosting was very good...not too sweet. It turned out well for a cake made from a box.
This cake was absolutely delicious! It was perfectly sweetened. We all thought that the puree was just yummy. I loved that it was so simple to make. Thanks for posting this recipe.
I really liked this cake, except next time I would make a little bit less puree because my cake turned out a little too soggy. The cool whip/pudding "frosting" was amazing. The flavors together are so cool and fresh!
Nice moist cake full of strawberry flavor. Next time I will make the holes in the cake bigger because my strawberries did not really absorb into the cake.
Wow! Potscrubber was not kidding. This cake is fabulous and so simple to make. I love that this is best served cold. It is so refreshing in the hot Arizona climate. Also, it smells so fresh and yummy. I was worried that the cake would be too sweet, but it was perfectly sweetened and all of the flavors went together very well. Thanks Michelle S.