Cream-Filled Strawberry-Brownie Cake

Doris Wallace, Des Arc, AR, Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012 Finalist

Cream-Filled Strawberry-Brownie Cake

Tags: Cakes

  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Ready Time: 200 min
  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

BROWNIE LAYER

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (18.4 oz.) box Pillsbury® Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 2/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 LAND O LAKES® Eggs

CAKE LAYER

  • 1 box Pillsbury® Moist Supreme® Strawberry Flavored Premium Cake Mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 LAND O LAKES® Eggs
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh strawberries

FILLING

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

FROSTING AND GARNISH

  • 1 (16 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries*

Preparation Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with no-stick cooking spray. Line bottoms of pans with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir remaining brownie layer ingredients 50 strokes with spoon. Spread about 1 cup batter in each of 3 pans.
  • In large bowl, beat all cake layer ingredients except diced strawberries with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on high speed 2 minutes or until blended. Fold in diced strawberries. Pour and spread about 1 1/3 cups mixture evenly over brownie batter in each pan.
  • Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Carefully invert cake layers from pans on cooling racks; remove parchment paper. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, to make filling, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on high speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in 3 cups powdered sugar until creamy. Carefully fold in 8 oz whipped topping.
  • To make frosting, in another medium bowl, beat 16 oz whipped topping and 2/3 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until blended.
  • To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer, brownie side down, on serving plate. Spread half of filling to within 1/4 inch of edge; top with 3/4 cup of the strawberry slices. Repeat with second layer, remaining filling and 3/4 cup strawberry slices. Top with remaining cake layer, top side up. Frost sides and top of cake with frosting. Garnish with remaining 1 1/2 cups strawberry slices. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator.
  • TIP *Whole strawberries dipped in chocolate can be substituted for the sliced strawberries.

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Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 730 (Calories from Fat 350), Total Fat 40g (Saturated Fat 19g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 110mg, Sodium 410mg, Total Carbohydrate 92g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 72g), Protein 6g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.