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Dessert Recipes

Tropical Strawberry Cake

No one will guess this layered showstopper starts with cake mix.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

45 min.

Total Time:

2 hrs., 20 min.


  • 1 (15.25 oz.) pkg. strawberry cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1½ cups butter, at room temp.
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar, from 2 (16 oz.) pkgs.
  • 2 tsp. coconut extract
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • Mango slices (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 2 (9″) round cake pans with cooking spray. On low speed, beat cake mix, 1 cup water, eggs and oil 30 sec.; on medium, beat 2 min. Divide between pans. Bake until done, 22–24 min.; let cool.
  2. On medium speed, beat butter until creamy. On low speed, beat in sugar, then ¼  cup water and extract until blended. On medium-high speed, beat until fluffy. Fill and frost cake layers with frosting. Press coconut onto side. Garnish with fruit.

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