I found this recipe on Mommy's Kitchen's blog. She always has such awesome recipes. For my son's birthday, I made a homemade German Chocolate Cake (post to come) and this cake. I've had my eye on this cake, so I decided to make it. My son turned 13 on Saturday and had a cook out with family and friends.
You can use any strawberry cake mix; just sustitute the water for strawberry soda. For the oil and eggs, use what the cake mix calls for.
1 - package Strawberry Cake mix (any brand)
1 1/3 cups Strawberry Soda(strawberry soda is substituted for the amount of water on the cake mix)
2 - 3 Eggs (depending on what cake calls for)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 - 8 oz tubs Plain or Strawberry Flavored Cool Whip
1 – 2 lbs Fresh Strawberries (Sliced)
Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, oil and strawberry soda. Beat until smooth. Pour into two round cake pans that have been greased and floured.
Bake as directed on cake mix or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. When cake is done remove from oven and cool in pans for 15 minutes. Then remove to a wire rack and completely cool.
Frost first layer with cool whip and arrange sliced strawberries on top. Add the second cake layer and frost top and sides with more cool whip and top with more sliced strawberries. Save one whole strawberry for the middle of the cake. Gently slice and fan the whole strawberry, Place on top in the middle of the cake.
Refrigerate frosted cake.