The flavored beer used in this recipe is actually a strawberries and cream malt beverage. If you’re making this cake for kids, or you would just rather have a non-alcoholic version, you can replace the malt beverage with strawberry pop or red cream soda. I’m kind of intrigued to try this with ginger ale – if you’ve tried it already, do let us know in the comments how it turned out!
It’s easy to make a larger batch if you are serving a crowd, and you could probably even make a layered cake using the same recipe.
1 box Duncan Hines devil’s food cake mix
3.3 oz box Devil’s Food instant pudding mix
1 c water
3 large eggs
1/3 c canola oil
1 1/2 c water
3 oz strawberry jello
12 oz Delicia Strawberries & Cream (sparkling malt beverage)
CHOCOLATE FUDGE MARSHMALLOW FROSTING
8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
7 oz marshmallow cream
3.3 oz box chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
8 oz cool whip
PREHEAT oven to 350°F for metal or glass pans, 325°F for dark or coated pans.
BLEND dry mixes (cake and pudding), water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). BEAT at medium speed for 2 minutes.
POUR batter in pan 9X13 glass dish and bake for 30 minutes.
When cake is approximately 5 minutes from being done, begin the Jello mixture.
Bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a full boil. Add jello and mix until jello is fully dissolved.
Add 12 oz Delicia Strawberries & Cream to jello. (For a non-alcoholic cake, replace the Delicia Strawberries & Cream with strawberry or red cream soda.)
Pull cake from oven and liberally poke fork holes in cake.
Pour jello mix over cake and place in refrigerator for at least one hour.
After cake has fully cooled, make Chocolate Fudge Marshmallow frosting.
Soften 8 oz cream cheese.
Blend with 7oz jar of marshmallow cream and 3.3 oz box of chocolate fudge pudding.
Add 8oz tub of cool whip and blend completely.
Spread frosting (all of it) evenly over fully cooled cake cake.
Cut and serve.
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Quick tip: Garnish with fresh strawberries dipped in white chocolate.
Thank you to Raquel Beltz over at Just A Pinch for this delicious recipe!