Camping there always seems to be a cake that goes hard, now there’s a way to turn what may have been thrown away into a Strawberry Jello Poke Cake for dessert.
Strawberry Danish Cake
Perfect for special occasions outdoors or competitions, this strawberry Danish cake is a sweet and decadent choice.
There is a bit of work in mixing the scratch cake together, but if pressed for time or storage, then a packet cake mix can be used.
The fresh strawberries are a great component, but if unavailable they can be swapped out for raspberries, or at a push even substituted with canned fruits.
3 cups cake flour (or plain flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1 3/4 cups white sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
5 egg whites
1 package junket Danish dessert, strawberry flavor
2 cups powdered sugar (icing sugar)
1 16 oz (450g) tub of cool whip
8 oz (225g) cream cheese
1 pound (450g) strawberries
2 x 12 inch Dutch ovens
Measure flour, then add the salt and baking powder, then sift.
In a large bowl cream the shortening. Add the sugar gradually while continuing to cream until pale and fluffy.
Add sifted ingredients alternately with the milk and extracts. Beat thoroughly after each addition.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold into mixture.
Pour batter into 2 lined or greased 12” Dutch ovens, then bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees c). Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick pressed into the center comes out clean. Flip the cakes out of the Dutch Ovens onto the lids.
While the two cakes are cooling, make the junket Danish dessert following the pie glaze directions on the back of the box.
Mix together 1 cup of powdered sugar with the cool whip. Mix well.
In a separate bowl mix 1 cup of powdered sugar and the cream cheese. Mix well.
Combine the cream cheese mixture and the cool whip mixture together in a large bowl.
Spread the topping across the top of one of the cakes. Then lay about half of the strawberries on top of this topping. Place the other cake on top of the first then repeat the cool whip topping and strawberries.
Spread the prepared junket Danish dessert across the top.