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Strawberry Nut Cake, as seen on Taste of

Strawberry Nut Cake Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


Super easy to make, no mixer needed, and all in one bowl. Moist and delicious cake made with strawberry Jello gelatin, pecans, frozen strawberries and coconut. We even use a white cake mix for this one, just like Mama said to do it.



Ingredients for the Cake:
1 box White Cake Mix
1 small box Strawberry Jello
1 cup Pecan, pieces
1 cup frozen Strawberries, chopped
1 cup Wesson Oil
½ cup Evaporated Milk
4 eggs
1 cup Sweetened Flake Coconut

Ingredients for the Icing: Makes one batch.
1 box Confectioners’ Sugar (16 oz.)
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Crisco shortening
½ cup Coconut
½ cup Pecan pieces
½ cup frozen Strawberries


Instructions for the Cake:
Place the cake mix in a large mixing bowl.
Add the strawberry Jello.
Add the pecans.
Add the strawberries.
Add the oil.
Add the milk.
Lightly beat the eggs with a fork, add to the bowl.
Add coconut.
Mix everything together with a big spoon until fully combined.
Lightly grease and flour three 8 inch cake pans.
Divide the batter into the three pans. Tap the pans to remove any air bubbles.
Bake at 325F degrees until done. Test using a wooden toothpick.
Place the baked layers on a warming rack and let cool for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove the layers from the pans. Let cool completely before frosting.

Instructions for the Icing:
Place the powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Add the Crisco.
Add the butter.
Add the coconut.
Add the pecans.
Add the strawberries.
Mix together well until fully combine.
Spread icing between layers, on top and sides when layers are cool.


The frosting ingredients listed here only makes one batch of frosting. For my three layers, I made another batch of the frosting, just so I’d be certain to have enough. I might like frosting though. Smile.

Keywords: strawberry cake with nuts, strawberry nut cake, coconut, jello gelatin, pecans, walnuts, wesson oil, southern recipes, stewart family cookbook recipes