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Strawberry-Pecan Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Strawberry-Pecan Cake, by , is from STACEY SMITH'S FAMILY FAVORITES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Stacey Smith
Added: Tuesday, December 26, 2006


1 box white or yellow cake mix (approx. 18 to 21 ounces)
1 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup flaked coconut
1 package (3 oz) strawberry flavored gelatin
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 flavored gelatin. Add 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 until cake tests done*. Spread frosting (directions below) over cake layers and sides of cake.
To make icing, cream together cream cheese and butter; mix in vanilla and powdered sugar until a firm but spreadable consistency is achieved. Stir in drained strawberries and pecans. Drizzle cooled layers with reserved juice then spread with a layer of icing; ice sides and top.
Store cake in an airtight container or wrapping; refrigerate.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Lightly touch cake in the center with a finger; if it springs back, the cake is done.




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