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Strawberry Stripe Refrigerator Cake

August 15, 2010

This week is an oddball week.  We have a lot of running to do and some treats planned during the week, so we skipped having dessert today.  Never fear though, I’ve got a great recipe to share!

As most anyone who knows our family could tell you, we are big fans of strawberries.  (Well, except Erin, and we’re not sure what happened there. ha!)  Andrew, in particular, LOVES strawberries.  So, when I stumble across a recipe that is both loaded with strawberries and easy to make, it goes in the ‘keeper’ file.  This is one of our favorites.

I’ve also seen a variation on this recipe for a “Poke Cake”.  I don’t know if it is always the case, but that recipe calls for jello mix and given the choice, I’d MUCH rather use real strawberries.

Strawberry Stripe Refrigerator Cake

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 2 packages – 10 oz frozen sweetened strawberry slices, thawed

Ingredients for Topping:

  • 1 package (4 serving size) Vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cool whip
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.

For cake: Prepare, bake and cool following package directions.   Poke holes 1 inch apart in top of cake using handle of wooden spoon.  (Kids LOVE that part.) Puree thawed strawberries with juice in blender or food processor.  Spoon evenly over top of cake, allowing mixture to soak into holes.

For topping: Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl.  Stir until smooth.  Fold in Cool Whip.  Spread over cake.  Decorate with fresh strawberries.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

*Notes: I used strawberries that we had picked and frozen instead of buying them.  I did not sweeten them and it was fine.  Just be sure to do the measurement in terms of oz because if you use too much the cake is soggy.*

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2010 7:33 am

    I have not heard of that variation. My mom used to make that all the time especially in the summer. I will have to try it with the frozen strawberries.

  2. August 17, 2010 10:33 am

    Oh my goodness this sounds great!! I have about 8 gallons of sliced & hulled strawberries from my garden frozen in freezer bags. I am going to make this!! Thanks for sharing!

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