Strawberry Layer Cake

Strawberry Layer Cake

Looking like a big shortcake, this cake is perfect for a crowd. You can't beat the rich freshness of this strawberry-white chocolate treat, and starting with a mix makes it extra easy!

Serves about 16.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cake

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray 2 9-in. round cake pans with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine cake mix, sour cream, egg whites and vegetable oil with electric mixer; beat on high with electric mixer 2-3 minutes. Gradually add pureed strawberries. Continue mixing until well blended, about 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling rack 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on rack.

Step 2

Step 2: Make Icing

In large bowl, combine cream cheese and melted white candy with electric mixer; mix well. Gently stir in whipped topping; mix well.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate

To assemble cake, place one cake layer on serving plate or cake board. Spoon half of icing over cake layer. Arrange 1 cup strawberry slices over icing. Place second cake layer over strawberries; spread remaining icing over top layer. Arrange remaining strawberry slices. Chill cake until ready to serve.

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