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Thank you all....especially Pat for her digging! Due to this being a last minute cake

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Posted to Thread #29955 at 8:27 am on Nov 14, 2017

For a 5-year old's party, the following recipe was used...which turned out to be surprisingly good.

Strawberry Cake

Recipe By: Taste of Home (adapted)


1 package white cake mix
6 T. all purpose flour
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
1/2 cup mashed unsweetened strawberries
Whipped cream or frosting for your choice


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on low speed for 1 minute or until moistened; beat on medium for 4 minutes.

2. In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites and mash strawberries into cake batter. Pour into three greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans.

3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


I forgot to whip the egg whites—just dumped them in the mixer with everything else—and it was still wonderful. I guess it would have been a little lighter, but it was not too heavy.

The 6 T. flour are the cake mix doctor’s solution to the shrinking cake mix sizes. This recipe called for the old 18 oz. size, but the Duncan Hines box was around 16 oz., so the extra flour fixes it. (Really?!! They have to mess up all our recipes for 6 T. flour?)

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out, but I can usually shut her up with cookies!

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