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Tropical Strawberry Cake


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Ingredients

1 box white cake mix
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup flaked coconut
1 package (3 oz) strawberry jello
1/2 cup milk
1 cup mashed fresh or frozen strawberries (if using frozen, drain some of the juice off and reserve)
1 cup chopped pecans
Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 stick margarine (2 ounces), room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup strawberries, mashed (drain and reserve juice)
5 to 6 cups sifted powdered sugar (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)


Mix cake mix with strawberry jello. Add oil, eggs, coconut, gelatin, and milk; and beat until well blended. Stir in 1 cup mashed strawberries and 1 cup pecans. Bake in 3 generously greased and floured 8- or 9-inch round layer pans at 350° for 35 minutes. or til done


To make the frosting, cream together cream cheese and butter; mix in vanilla and powdered sugar until firm but spreadable. Stir in drained strawberries and pecans. Drizzle cooled layers with reserved juice then spread with a layer of icing; ice sides and top.


refrigerate.


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