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Strawberry Cream Squares

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Ingredients
  Lemon cake mix 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Eggs 2
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almond extract 1 Teaspoon
  Strawberry whipped dessert mix 8 Ounce (1 Package)
  Milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Strawberries 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), washed, hulled, and sliced thin
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease 2 baking pans, 15x10x1, and line with wax paper, grease paper.

MAKING
3) In a bowl, make cake batter with cake mix, eggs and water, as per the directions mentioned on the label.
4) Fold in the almond extract and transfer evenly into the baking pans.
5) Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6) Allow to cool in the pan on the rack, for 5 minutes.
7) Using knife loosen the cake around the edges, turn out the cake on the rack.
8) Peel off the parchment paper, and invert on racks.
9) Allow to cool the cakes completely.
10) In a bowl, prepare whipped-dessert mix with milk and water, following label directions.
11) Lightly fold 1 cup strawberries in the whipped-dessert mixture.

FINALIZING
12) Arrange 1 cake layer over a large cookie sheet or tray and smear the strawberry mixture over top.
13) Top with remaining cake layer.
14) Refrigerate for at least an hour, or until filling is set.
15) When ready to serve, in a medium bowl, beat cream until stiff.
16) Slice the cake crosswise into eighth and lengthwise into fifths.

SERVING
17) Place a dollop of cream on top of each piece and garnish with remaining strawberry slices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Strawberry
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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