Strawberry Sunshine Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Sunshine Cake Recipe

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"With fluffy whipped topping frosting an a fresh strawberry filling and garnish, this impressive three-layer sponge cake is a scrumptious summer dessert," writes Rosemary Binette of Les Cedres, Quebec. "For best results, be sure to slice it with a serrated knife."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup egg whites (about 7)
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon each almond, lemon and McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • Additional strawberries

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 193 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Let egg whites stand for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Stir in water and extracts. Sift flour twice; gradually add to yolk mixture and mix well (batter will be very thick).
  2. In a large bowl with clean beaters, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form; set aside. Fold into egg yolk mixture just until blended.
  3. Spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets; smooth the top. Bake at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add ice water and stir. Place bowl in ice water for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in strawberries and 1/2 cup whipped topping.
  5. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Split horizontally into three layers; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with half of the gelatin mixture. Repeat. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Sunshine Cake in Country Woman May/June 2001, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 193 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"So frustrating! This was a birthday cake for a fellow worker. Followed recipe exactly and not only did the cake not rise, but it stuck to the pan. I had to use a spatula to dig the cake out.I question that the pan is not greased or sprayed. Open to suggestions. Would like to try again, but would hate to waste another set of ingredients."

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Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

"Epic fail! Cake sunk after cooling."

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2010

"This cake brings together one of my all time favorite combo of flavors: vanilla, lemon, and almond extract. Deliciously light and refreshing! I used a buttercream frosting instead of the whipped topping with the same combination of extracts added in."

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Reviewed Feb. 12, 2010

"I made this recipe every time I made a sponge cake, and loved it. WELL... I lost the recipe, and tried all sorts of other sponge cake recipes, but never liked them. I decided to search for the recipe on tasteofhome.com, and found it. Can't wait to make it again!!"

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