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Chocolate-Strawberry Layer Cake
Chocolate-Strawberry Layer Cake

Chocolate-Strawberry Layer Cake

3 Hr(s) 20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
3 Hr(s) Cook
Combine two favorites, chocolate and strawberry, in this Chocolate-Strawberry Layer Cake. Made with strawberry cake mix, semi-sweet chocolate, COOL WHIP and white chocolate pudding, our Chocolate-Strawberry Layer Cake is a decadent treat the entire family will enjoy.
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) strawberry cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups cold milk
1-1/2 cups finely chopped strawberries
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Cover 3 baking sheets with parchment; spray with cooking spray. Beat cake mix, oil, water and eggsin large bowl with mixer until blended. Drop 1 cup batter into 2 mounds on 1 of the prepared baking sheets, using 1/2 cup batter for each mound and placing mounds 8 inches apart.
3
Spread each mound of batter into 6-inch round with back of spoon. Repeat with remaining batter on remaining 2 prepared baking sheets.
4
Bake 12 min. or until tops spring back when gently pressed in centers. Cool completely. Gently run offset spatula under each cake layer to loosen cake from parchment.
5
Microwave chocolate and 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP (about half of tub) in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool until thickened. Meanwhile, beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Fold in remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to use.
6
Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with 1/3 of the chocolate mixture. Cover with second cake layer, 1/3 of the pudding mixture and 1/2 cup strawberries.
7
Repeat layers twice. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Food Facts
You will need to chop about 2 cups whole strawberries to get the 1-1/2-cup measure of finely chopped strawberries needed to prepare this impressive dessert.
Tip 2
Variation
For a banana cream pie cake, Swap strawberry cake mix with yellow cake, JELL-O instant vanilla pudding instead of white chocolate flavor, and banana slices instead of strawberries.
Tip 3
How to Fold
Use a folding technique to incorporate light airy ingredients, such as thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, beaten egg whites or whipped cream, into heavier mixtures, such as thickened JELL-O Pudding or prepared cake batter.  Start by stirring a small amount of the lighter mixture into the heavier mixture to thin it slightly. Then, blend the remaining two mixtures by using a rubber spatula to gently cut down vertically into both mixtures, then scraping the spatula across the bottom of the bowl and up the side to fully incorporate the two mixtures, rotating the bowl as you go.
Tip 4
Mindful Eating
Practice mindful eating by savoring the flavor of this decadent cake and sticking to the recommended serving size.
Tip 5
Note
The diameter of the COOL WHIP lid measures about 6 inches. So it makes a great reference to use when knowing how large to spread the COOL WHIP mixture into rounds on the prepared baking sheets.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg
12%
Sodium 400mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 51g
19%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 32g
64%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
8%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
12 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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