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Surprise Strawberry Orange Pie Cake with Lattice Pie Crust Topping
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Surprise Strawberry Pie Cake with Cute Lattice Pie Crust Topping

Is it a pie, or is it a cake? Surprise, it's BOTH! You'll love the look and flavor of this Strawberry Orange Pie Cake with Cute Lattice Pie Crust Topping. It's a real showstopper!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 0kcal


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 eggs divided
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons orange juice, divided
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 package 2 pie crust rounds refrigerated pie dough
  • 3 cups quartered strawberries about 1 pound
  • ¼ cup strawberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar or coarse sugar for sprinkling
  • red gel food coloring optional
  • green gel food coloring optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a pie pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, blend the cake mix, 3 eggs and 1 cup orange juice on medium for approximately 90 seconds.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared pie pan to ¾ full.
  • Partially bake in a preheated oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • While the cake is baking mix the strawberries, 2 tablespoons orange juice, and the strawberry jam. Set aside.
  • Remove the partially baked cake from the oven and gently press the center with a large spoon to form a well for the strawberries.
  • Spoon the strawberries into the well on the cake. Set aside.
  • Unroll the pie crust and cut each disc into 1" strips.
  • Use two or three of the longest strips to press together to form the base of the lattice edge. Set aside.
  • Arrange half of the pie dough strips in rows over the strawberry filling.
  • Fold back every other strip of dough and lay perpendicular strips of dough over the original strips.
  • Work with the remaining dough strips, folding and laying to form a lattice top. Trim the excess dough.
  • Use a paring knife to cut small 8 strawberry-shaped dough and leaf pieces in the leftover dough, if desired. Set aside.
  • Gently work the long strip of dough made earlier around the base of the lattice and crimp the pie edges using a fork, or your preferred method.
  • Brush the egg wash over the pie crust only.
  • If using, place and press the strawberry dough pieces into place around the base of the lattice crust.
  • Divide the remaining egg wash into two small cups.
  • Add a drop or two of red and a drop or two of green gel color to each small cup. Mix well.
  • Use a paintbrush to paint the base of each strawberry red and the leafy tops, green. *Note - two coats may be required for more vivid color.
  • Use a skewer or toothpick to add the seed marks on each strawberry, if desired.
  • Return the pie cake to the oven for approximately 15 more minutes or until the pie crust is golden brown.
  • *Note - if the pie crust edge darkens too quickly, cover with foil and continue baking.


tools and equipment:
baking spray
pie pan
pastry brush
small bowls
medium bowl
large bowl
hand mixer
red and green gel color (optional)
paring knife
paint brush
fork or whisk


Serving: 0 | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg