Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberry Icing

Have you ever made a recipe that you just weren’t sure about?  Even while I was baking this, I didn’t know if it would be good or not.  I had the idea to change up the recipe for Tuxedo Bars and I had a strawberry cake mix in the pantry.  Chocolate and strawberries go together, right?

I asked about the cake on Facebook, just to see if others thought it sounded good.  I also wanted to know what kind of icing to put on it.  I couldn’t decide between chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.  After reading all the opinions of readers on the EaH Facebook page, I decided to go with strawberry icing.

The result was marvelous!  The fresh strawberry frosting really set off the cake and the mini chocolate chips gave it just enough chocolate flavor.  This makes a 15×10 inch sheet cake, so it’s great for a crowd.  But I think it would also freeze well, if you have more than you can eat.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Because it starts with a cake mix, it’s a cinch to make.

And the icing is just as easy.  For that you’ll need a few fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberry Icing

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberry Icing

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant strawberry creme pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • For the icing
  • 1 stick butter,, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbs. of milk, if needed

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips with and electric mixer till well combined.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into greased 10x15 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Beat the butter with electric mixer.
  7. Add powdered sugar and beat.
  8. Add strawberries and vanilla.
  9. If needed to make the icing spreadable, add a bit of milk a teaspoon at a time.
  10. Spread icing on cake.
  11. Store in the refrigerator.
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Comments

  1. Looks so yummy!! I just pinned this so others can drool too!

  2. Carla H. says:

    I made this yesterday for Mother’s Day and oh my gosh it’s delicious. The icing was a little too sweet for me so I added 8oz of cool whip to it and it was sooooo good! Definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting.

  3. Sounds yummy!! Quick question, what does the milk do for the frosting? Does it help not to be so sweet? Thank you:)

  4. I just made this cake this evening and it was yummy. The frosting was a little on the extra sweet side so I have to reduce the sugar some how next time. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks.

  5. Terrie Langlois says:

    This has been a great hit for my family. I do cut back on the icing & I use frozen strawberries (slightly defrosted). This is off the chain!

  6. This sounds great! A new twist on using up those in-season berries! Love it! I pinned your recipe to my Strawberry Recipes board on pinterest – http://pinterest.com/heidikennedy/strawberry-recipes/

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