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Doctored Strawberry Cake Mix Recipe

An easy strawberry cake mix recipe that tastes almost as good as scratch! The perfect recipe for when you want a delicious strawberry cake but you're short on time. Frosted with a yummy lemon buttercream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword WASC
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 505kcal

Ingredients

Strawberry Cake Mix Recipe

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix or white if you can't find strawberry
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sour cream room temp
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp strawberry emulsion or extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract

Lemon Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • 3/4 cup pasteurized egg whites
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon curd optional
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest

Instructions

Strawberry Box Mix Cake Ingredients

  • The instructions for this cake are super easy. Basically, put it all into a bowl and mix it for 2 minutes! Voila! Cake batter is ready. 
  • Pour batter into three 8" cake pans prepared with cake goop or your preferred pan release. Bake at 350ºF  for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • Place pasteurized egg whites and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Mix on low until combined and then bump up to high and whip for 3 minutes. It will look like royal icing, not meringue.
  • Add in your salt then your butter in small pieces while mixing on low until combined, then bump up to high. Whip until light, white and fluffy and it doesn't taste like butter anymore. This can take 10-15 minutes.
  • Switch to the paddle attachment and mix on low for 15 minutes to smooth buttercream and reduce bubbles (optional)
  • Mix in your lemon curd, lemon zest and extract until combined.
  • Frost and decorate your cake as desired

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 986IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg