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Looking for a Great Strawberry Cake Recipe

I've looked online and everything has jello in it. I dispise the artifical taste of strawberry jello, and I can't imagine it's a benefit to a cake.

I need something really moist, and really strawberry delicious!

Thanks so much!

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  1. you mean a strawberry flavored cake or a cake with strawberries as a filling or topping? Where I'm from strawberry cake is a yellow or white layer cake with fresh strawberry filling and strawberry frosting, no jello involved, that is why I'm asking.

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    1. I do a really great moist strawberry cake using powdered freeze-dried strawberries. It's a pricier ingredient, but definitely produces a "if strawberry was a cake" experience.

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      1. re: Emme

        That sounds interesting. Would you mind sharing the recipe?

      2. The Cake Doctor has a delicious bundt cake with strawberries and walnuts, lots of each and very moist. If that's not too boring, I will get the recipe out.

        1. This is a really great cake, I make it every summer -

          http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/05/str...

          You could also make an italian casada cake - a yellow cake filled with custard and fresh strawberries in the center, then "frosted" with whipped cream and topped with more strawberries.

          1. cook's illustrated strawberry cream cake.

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            1. re: Calipoutine

              I looked it up - not that different from an Italian casada cake.

              I guess great minds think alike!

            2. My mother often made one with fresh strawberries, no jello. I found this link that seems very similar. My mother would also add strawberries into her cream cheese frosting.

              http://www.jasonandshawnda.com/foodie...

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              1. Thanks to all of you for taking the time to respond. Some fabulous choices here. I'll do some reading and let you know what I decide and how it turns out.

                1. This is wonderful, wonderful,wonderful
                  http://smittenkitchen.com/2008/10/pin...
                  This works best with really good strawberries, of course

                  and a very different thing, more berry than cake
                  http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/05/str...