This layered strawberry cake is made from scratch with frozen strawberries, sour cream, a pecan topping layer, and strawberry sauce.
It's really very easy to prepare, and it makes a delicious dessert for a weekend or special event,
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 2 (10 ounces each) packages frozen strawberries in syrup
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pecan Layer and Topping:
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Reserved strawberry syrup
- 4 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Drain thawed strawberries, reserving syrup; set aside.
In a mixing bowl cream butter and 1 1/4 cups sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Blend in sour cream. In another bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture, blending well.
Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 13x8x2-inch baking pan. Spoon drained strawberries over the batter.
Combine pecan layer ingredients in a small bowl; sprinkle half of the nut mixture over the layer of batter and strawberries. Spread remaining batter over all, then sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.
Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine reserved strawberry syrup with 4 teaspoons cornstarch. Heat, stirring, until thickened and bubbly. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Cool and serve over warm or cooled strawberry crunch cake.
Serve with whipped cream or whipped topping, if desired.