This was a really interesting, fun recipe. I started to panic as I was sprinkling all that jello powder on my fresh strawberries. I almost stopped with half the packet but I wanted to follow the recipe so I forged ahead. I wasn't sure what it meant by crushed fresh strawberries. I started to mash them but that just looked like it would be a sloppy mess so I decided to very thinly slice my strawberries. The marshmallows basically disappear into the cake, you'd never guess there were three cups of marshmallow in there. I sprayed my glass pan with Pam, waited the five minutes to invert it and then had no problem with it sticking to the pan. It slid right out. When I served this cake warm, I couldn't get neat slices out of it, the top was too runny. However, after sitting in the frig overnight, I was then able to get neat slices and I thought it was definitely better the second day served cold and with whipped cream. My husband loved this and my strawberry-loving son and I both liked it but we agree that we like other fresh strawberries cake a little bit better. It's definitely good and worth a try. My criticism, I guess, is that I used a big carton of beautiful fresh strawberries and, after adding all that jello powder, the fresh strawberry taste is replaced somewhat by a slight artificial, jello-y taste. I'll make it again but I think I will try adding half the amount of jello and see what happens. Thanks for the recipe!
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This was a really interesting, fun recipe. I started to panic as I was sprinkling all that...