Strawberry Cake

A bit of a rich cake. Assuming we cut this into eight pieces, each piece will have two tablespoons of oil (from the cake) and two tablespoons of margarine (from the frosting).

Now, I know desserts are supposed to be rich and all, but we’re talking about 440 calories before we add any cake mix, sugar, nuts, or strawberries. Doing a little back-of-the-envelope math:

  • 255 calories in 1/8 box of Duncan Hines white cake mix
  • 240 cal. from 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 200 cal. from 2 Tbsp. margarine
  • 80 calories in 1/8 package Strawberry Jell-o
  • 65 cal. from 2 Tbsp. walnuts
  • 57 calories in 1/8 of a 1-pound box of powdered sugar
  • 15 calories from 1/8 of a 12-ounce package of strawberries
  • 7 calories in 1/8 of 2 Tbsp. flour

Then if this cake is cut into eight pieces, each slice will come in around 839 calories, putting it just above a no-mayo Double Whopper with Cheese (810 calories) and just under three full-size Snickers bars (888 calories).

From the box of C.C. from Ceres, California.

Strawberry Cake

1 box white cake mix
1 box strawberry Jell-o
1 box frozen strawberries
1 c. oil
1/2 c. water
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. chopped nuts

Use 3/4 c. strawberries for cake and 1/4 c. for icing.


1/4 c. frozen strawberries
1 c. margarine
1 box of powdered sugar

Mix all above together. Bake at 350 deg. oven, 30-35 minutes.

From the kitchen of Carol Chadwick

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