Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

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Try this Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Cake recipe from Crystal and Comp food blog, and you will soon be making it all the time. This fun and fluffy blend of whipped cream and fresh fruit will tempt everyone in the family, even you! This Strawberry Refrigerator Cake recipe is also super easy to put together, and so even the up and coming bakers can make this one if they are interested. This refrigerator cake starts with a cake mix, too, which makes the whole thing easier still. So you can make the cake, add the rest of the ingredients, chill this strawberry cake recipe for a few hours, and then serve it for dinner tonight. Or, if it needs more time in the fridge (and more time is better, really) then you can serve it as a late night snack. Everyone will enjoy this cake recipe in the late hours.

This recipe is made in three or four steps, but each section is quite easy to put together. The first step is to make the strawberry cake recipe, of course, and then to follow that up with the rest of the steps. As the cake is baking, you can prepare the filling that goes over it. The filling is a blend of frozen strawberries, so the strawberries on top of the strawberry cake recipe will produce a very berry cake! Over that combination of ingredients goes the pudding and whipped cream. This cake recipe calls for commercial cream, but consider using real cream. Nothing beats the flavor of fresh whipped cream, and once you try it, you will never return to the canned stuff. The final layer is more cream, and again, use the fresh stuff. You pop fresh strawberries on top of this fluffy layer, and if you have ever had strawberries and real whipped cream, you know that there is absolutely nothing to compare to this flavor combination. So consider real cream for this recipe.

Thank you to Crystal and Co for this yummy Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Cake. This strawberry cake recipe does need to rest in the fridge for several hours. This time will allow the flavors to come together and co-mingle better than if you just served it up right away. It is a great cake for new bakers to try because it is so simple to create and will still be greeted with plenty of “oohs” and “ahs” when it is brought to the table. It is also a great cake for little hands to help out with because they can help prepare the fresh strawberries and even perhaps place them on the cake as the final top before it gets served. But any way that you prepare this cake, it will be a smash hit at the table. Enjoy it with the family for dinner!

Nutrition Facts of Easy Strawberry Refrigerator Cake from Crystal & Co
Ingredients: Strawberry Cake Mix, eggs, water, oil, milk, vanilla Instant pudding, Cool Whip, strawberries, pecans.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 536, Calories from Fat 288, Total Fat 32.0g (49%), Saturated Fat 8.5g (43%), Cholesterol 50mg (17%), Sodium 402mg (17%), Potassium 164mg (5%), Carbohydrates 61.2g (20%), Dietary Fiber 3.7g (15%), Sugars 43.3g, Protein 5.5g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 58%, Calcium 10%, Iron 9%

How to understand the nutrition info above?
In order to better understand the above nutrition information, you have to understand how to read this kind of nutrition breakdown. In plain English, what this information is telling you is the approximate quantities of different nutrients if you cut the cake into 12 pieces. Each piece of cake has 536 calories. The calories in this recipe comes from the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrates and protein) found in the ingredients. The nutrition breakdown shows us that the ingredients used in this recipe make it a high fat recipe in that 1 slice of cake will make up 49% of the recommend amount of at in a day, which quite a lot of that coming from saturated fat. Saturated fat should be eaten in moderation, particularly when it comes from animal products.

More and more evidence shows that a diet high in saturated fat can increase the risks of different diseases like heart disease. Animal products like Cool whip and milk are also high in cholesterol, so each slice of cake has 17% of the recommended intake of cholesterol. Another option for making this a healthier recipe is to use a homemade dairy free pudding recipe . If you would like a substitute for the Cool whip in this recipe, you could try a coconut whipped cream recipe . This easy strawberry cake recipe, although high in Vitamin C from the nutrients in strawberries is also very high in sugar. If you are diabetic or watching your sugar intake, another option to cut sugar load of this snack it so play around with proportions and try some stevia powder or agave syrup which has a lower glycemic index than honey. Be sure to eat in moderation and include plenty of physical activity to help balance your blood sugar.

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