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
- 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
- Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips with and electric mixer till well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour into greased 10x15 inch baking pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- Beat the butter with electric mixer.
- Add powdered sugar and beat.
- Add strawberries and vanilla.
- If needed to make the icing spreadable, add a bit of milk a teaspoon at a time.
- Spread icing on cake.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Looks so yummy!! I just pinned this so others can drool too!
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.
Carla, Cool Whip is a great addition to the icing. I bet it made it taste a bit lighter. Yum!
Sounds yummy!! Quick question, what does the milk do for the frosting? Does it help not to be so sweet? Thank you:)
Cynthia, the milk helps the frosting be more spreadable.
Where can I find strawberry cream pudding
Tiffany King says
It may not be available any more, or at least not widely. You can substitute vanilla pudding.
Walmart has it it’s called Sonic strawberry milkshake it’s delicious in this cake.
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.
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!
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/
Beth Hamman says
How would this recipe do in cupcake tins? How would you suggest I adjust the bake time?
Beth Moore says
Beth, that should work just fine. You’ll end up with 1 or 2 dozen cupcakes depending on how full you fill each cupcake liner. Keep the oven temp the same, but you’ll need to adjust the cooking time to closer to 1/2 or 1/3 of the cooking time for the cake, typically 15-20 minutes, depending on how thick the cupcakes are. Sounds like a great idea!
What can we use to substitute the instant strawberry creme pudding mix. I can’t find it anywhere
You can just substitute vanilla pudding and it will still be delicious!
Walmart Sonic strawberry milkshake.
Willa Russell says
Is it a small or large box of pudding
Tiffany King says