Berry Dream Cake Recipe

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Berry Dream Cake Recipe
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Berry Dream Cake Recipe

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I use cherry gelatin to give a boxed cake mix an eye-appealing marbled effect. It's so festive-looking. Top it with whatever fruit you like! —Margaret McNeil, Germantown, Tennessee
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped

Directions

Prepare and bake cake mix batter according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Cool cake on a wire rack 3-5 minutes. Using a wooden skewer, pierce holes in top of cake to within 1 in. of edge, twisting skewer gently to make slightly larger holes. Gradually pour gelatin over cake, being careful to fill each hole. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread over cake. Top with strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Berry Dream Cake in Almost Homemade Digest 2014, p74

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 306 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cherry gelatin
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, coarsely chopped
  1. Prepare and bake cake mix batter according to package directions, using a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Cool cake on a wire rack 3-5 minutes. Using a wooden skewer, pierce holes in top of cake to within 1 in. of edge, twisting skewer gently to make slightly larger holes. Gradually pour gelatin over cake, being careful to fill each hole. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Carefully spread over cake. Top with strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Berry Dream Cake in Almost Homemade Digest 2014, p74

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tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 261301
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2017

"This recipe is better than the regular old poke cake. The topping has cream cheese in it! This gives it a great flavor and ups its yummy-ness in my mind."

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[email protected] User ID: 1912882 249102
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2016

"I use Strawberry Jello and 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup Strawberry Daiquiri Wine Cooler."

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rusty2fan User ID: 2648461 239610
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2015

"can you cook the cake the day before and it still be good"

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dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 225160
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Delicious"

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RinIowa User ID: 8064578 224594
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"My family loves this cake. It is a refreshing dessert and easy to transport to gatherings."

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benzee5 User ID: 8230402 223999
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"I came up with a great idea. Works fantastic!! Use a medicine syringe to inject jello.

My mom used to do this, but she poke cake with a fork."

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kford65 User ID: 6734849 223630
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"I made this with Cherry's on top and it is awesome! Everyone Loved it"

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Luisenglishbull User ID: 7488102 223604
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Yes, but it doesn't matter how long it has been around, it is still very tasty & quick - easy!"

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 223578
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"Otherwise known as "Poke cake" Been around for years!!"

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