Strawberry-Swirl Cake

105 16 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each
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16 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each

Make this cake the star of your next Spring celebration! Start with a cake mix and strawberry jelly powder and you'll get a tender white cake with swirls of flavour and colour. This deliciously moist cake gets topped with a creamy sour cream frosting. We'll show you step-by-step how to make this spectacular dessert. We think its one that you'll find worth revisiting again and again.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) round pans. Prepare cake batter as directed on package; pour half into medium bowl. Add dry jelly powder; stir until well blended. Spoon half the white batter, then half the pink batter, side-by-side, into each prepared pan. Swirl gently with spoon.
  • Bake 30 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool 30 min. in pans. Remove to wire racks; cool cakes completely.
  • Mix sour cream and sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Gently stir in Cool Whip. Place 1 cake layer on plate; spread with 1 cup of the Cool Whip mixture. Top with 1 cup berries and remaining cake layer. Spread top and side of cake with remaining Cool Whip mixture. Top with remaining berries just before serving. Store in refrigerator.

Size Wise

Enjoy a serving of this cake on occasion, but keep portion size in mind. One cake makes enough for 16 servings.

How to Prevent Air Bubbles

To release any air bubbles from the cake batter, lightly tap cake pans on counter before baking. Any small air bubbles will rise to the surface.

How to Keep the Cake Plate Clean

Make 4-inch square in centre of cake plate with 4 (3-inch-wide) strips of waxed paper. Stack and frost cake layers as directed in centre of waxed paper square. Any frosting drippings will land on the waxed paper, keeping the plate clean! Remove waxed paper strips after frosting top and side of cake with remaining Cool Whip mixture.

How to Swirl Batter

Use a teaspoon to swirl the 2 colours of batter. It is perfect for lifting and pulling the 2 colours together. Do not overswirl, or the colour of the cakes will be all pink and not marbled.

How to Store

Store in refrigerator.


  • 16 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings, 1 piece (90 g) each
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 30g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • jacquelinel2008 |

    Had to be the best cake yet ! Super easy to make and absolutely delish ! Was a huge hit for a birthday cake ! I already have orders for the next upcoming birthdays !

  • Emperiss |

    One word sums it up: Awesome.

  • kelstar1977 |

    This also works really well with Lemon Jello. The marbling is not so apparent but the flavor is nice. I think I will try orange or lime too.