Back in Wisconsin, we were on the Fellowship team for church, so every 10 weeks I would make a bunch of treats. I liked it because I could try recipes without having all this food in the house! Well, up here, there is a pot-luck lunch after every church service. So I pulled out my handy-dandy "Berries & Cherries" board from Pinterest, and got inspired. We won't talk about the huge mess I made defrosting those strawberries... Lets just say that using a cooling rack with nothing underneath is not the best option...
Many of the recipes I looked at called for a pan I didn't have - springform pan, 9x13 glass pan - so I decided to just stick with what I know and grabbed a good old box cake mix. I mixed the box mix up like normal and put it into the pan. I took the (huge) defrosted strawberries and set them into the cake mix, fairly close together. Once that was done, I thought "what the heck" and threw couple handfuls of chocolate chips over the top (I have small hands).
I baked the cake per the box mix instructions, and even with all the moisture of the added strawberries, the toothpick came out clean at the appropriate time.
Soon as I took it out, I used the sifter to put a healthy dose of powdered sugar over the top.
I did all this about 90 minutes before we had to leave for church. I was worried what would happen to the cake when I put the lid on for transport, but luckily the church is very close and it was fine.
And you know what? The cake was good! I would definitely cut the strawberries into pieces next time, or just plain put them in the blender and make it a real strawberry cake, but the taste was good and it was nice and moist. And you know what, I think that powdered sugar over the top of a hot cake makes a way better topping than canned frosting. Holy cow, I might not like canned frosting anymore... My life will never be the same...