Strawberry Daiquiri Cake

Recipe by Mindi Bunch
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 1 cake


  • CAKE
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 34
    cup water
  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) package unsweetened strawberry drink mix
  • 1
    tablespoon lime zest
  • 34
    teaspoon rum extract
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package frozen sliced strawberries, thawed, undrained
  • 8
    fresh strawberries (to garnish, optional)
  • 1
    (15 ounce) container vanilla frosting (The Betty Crocker website recommends their Betty Crocker Pour & Frost type.)
  • 2
    teaspoons lime zest


  • Heat oven to 350°F Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening or spray bottom with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, drink mix (dry), 1 tablespoon lime peel, the rum extract, thawed strawberries and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.
  • If using the recommended frosting, uncover tub of frosting and remove foil. Microwave frosting on High 20 to 30 seconds or until pourable. Stir in 2 teaspoons lime peel. Pour frosting over cake; spread evenly. Serve warm or cool. Store loosely covered at room temperature. Just before serving, cut whole strawberries in half, leaving leaves on. Garnish cake with strawberry halves.