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Nickys 4th Of July Lemon Cake with Strawberries

Servings: 12
This cake is a bit like a Lemon Strawberry Shortcake. A very refreshing cake to serve any time of the year, and especially on the Fourth of July. Adding the fresh blueberries on the top gives a very Patriotic look and feel. Your friends and family will love it....

1 Box Lemon Cake Mix(pudding in the mix type)
1 ΒΌ cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 pints fresh strawberries, cut into thin slices for filling
Reserve about 1/3 of the whole strawberries for decorating the top of cake
1 jar seedless strawberry jam
1 container ready made Lemon Frosting Mix
Fresh blueberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans lightly with shortening or cooking spray. Prepare lemon cake mix by instructions on box. Pour batter in pans, and place pans in oven for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean. Remove pans from oven, let cool for 10-15 minutes (in pans), then turn cakes out onto cooling racks. Cool cakes completely before filling and frosting. When cakes are cool, spread seedless strawberry jam on the top of one layer, spread sliced strawberries on top of jam. Place second layer of cake on top. Frost sides and top of cake. Decorate the top of the cake with reserved sliced or whole strawberries. Sprinkle the top of cake with a handfull of fresh blueberries (optional). Enjoy!!!

This cake makes a pretty birthday cake.

Source: Diana Baker Woodall
Submitted By: DianasDesserts.com
Date: July 4, 2001