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Southern Strawberry Cake Recipe

This simple strawberry cake is made in three layers. First, you have a crunchy vanilla wafer crust, and then there is a creamy filling with fresh strawberries. Finally, strawberry gelatin is used to top the cake and it is decorated with fresh strawberry halves and melted chocolate. You can use white chocolate or milk chocolate, depending which you prefer. Both look good on top of this strawberry cake.

This strawberry gelatin cake is simple to make and it is a no bake gelatin cake recipe, which means you can make it in the warm months when fresh strawberries are on sale and when you do not want to sweat over a hot stove or oven. This is a light, refreshing, and tasty southern strawberry cake, which everyone in the family is sure to love.

A lot of people ask, “how do I make gelatin cake” and the answer is that it is so easy. There are different types of gelatin cake though. There are gelatin poke cake recipes, where the gelatin is poured all over the cake, and there are gelatin-topped cakes, like the following strawberry cake recipe, where a gelatin layer is the topping. Strawberry is one of the best gelatin flavors for making gelatin cake recipes.

Creamy Strawberry Gelatin Cake with Chocolate
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 10
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  • 2 ½ cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • 10 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 14 strawberries
  • 3 oz melted chocolate chips
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 oz package strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs with the melted butter and white sugar, and then press this mixture into an ungreased 13 x 9 inch dish.
  2. Chill it for 15 minutes, then cut 10 of the strawberries into quarters and arrange them on the crust.
  3. Stir the gelatin powder into the boiling water until it dissolves, then leave it to thicken. Beat the powdered sugar into the cream cheese, then whisk in the whipped cream.
  4. Spoon this mixture over the crust and strawberries.
  5. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. Cut the remaining strawberries in half, and then arrange these on top of the cake.
  7. Pour the thickened gelatin over the top.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate chips over the top of the cake and refrigerate it for 3 hours or until the gelatin topping is set.

Photo Description:

This attractive strawberry gelatin cake recipe is easy to make and the fresh strawberries make it look really appealing. Leave the green top on the strawberry decoration for a splash of color. The chocolate is used mainly for decoration, rather than to give flavor. This is an elegant looking dessert and would not be out of place at a garden party or dinner party. Kids and adults love strawberry gelatin cake recipes and you will love the fact that this strawberry cake looks so exquisite but is so easy to put together.

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