Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Strawberry Swirl Cake


1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
2/3 cup Sour Cream
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans; set aside. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Pour half of the batter into medium bowl. Add dry gelatin mix; stir until well blended. Spoon half of the white batter and half of the pink batter, side-by-side, into each prepared pan. Swirl batters together using a teaspoon.

BAKE 30 min. Cool 30 min. in pans. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

MIX sour cream and powdered sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Place one of the cake layers on serving plate; spread top with 1 cup of the whipped topping mixture. Top with 1 cup of the strawberries and remaining cake layer. Spread top and side of cake with remaining whipped topping mixture. Top with remaining 1/2 cup strawberries just before serving. Store any leftover cake in refrigerator.



Tips:
To prevent the baked cake layers from sticking to the pans, generously grease and flour the cake pans (or line them with parchment paper) and allow for the full 30 min. cooling time before removing the layers from the pans. Also, be sure to swirl the two batters together evenly. If you live in a high-altitude location, follow the High Altitude Directions on the cake mix package and to help prevent the batter from overflowing, use 9-inch round cake pans.

How to Prevent Air BubblesTo release any air bubbles from the cake batter, lightly tap filled cake pans on counter before baking. Any small air bubbles will rise to the surface.

How to Swirl BatterUse a teaspoon to swirl the two colors of batter. It is perfect for lifting and pulling the two colors together.
Recipe from {Rebekah & Susan Bodily}
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