Easy Strawberry Cake

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This strawberry cake recipe is perfect for summertime gatherings or any time you crave a delicious dessert. Made with frozen strawberries and just a few other simple ingredients, this cake is relatively easy to prepare.

Slice of strawberry cake on a plate.

The cake is topped with luscious strawberry icing for even more strawberry flavor in every bite. This strawberry cake is sure to be a hit with family and friends!

I know that it is not as impressive as a beautifully decorated layered cake, but therein is part of the reason that it is so easy. Just bake the cake in a 9×13 pan, allow it to cool, and then frost it with the luscious strawberry cream cheese icing. Yum! Remember, in the long run, it is the taste that wins out.


For this dense, luscious cake, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3-ounce package of strawberry gelatin
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 10-ounce package of frozen strawberries thawed and divided
Box of white cake mix, chopped strawberries, four eggs, strawberry Jello, water, and avocado oil.

For the icing you will need:

  • 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 box (16 ounces) of powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces reserved strawberries
Powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, and diced strawberries.

How To Make Strawberry Cake

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9×13 pan with shortening and dust it with flour.

Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, gelatin, and water well. Add all but two tablespoons of strawberries to the cake mixture. (The two tablespoons are reserved for making the icing.

Strawberry cake batter in a Kitchen Aid mixer.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for approximately 33 minutes or until done. Allow the cake to cool completely

For the icing combine cream cheese, butter, reserved strawberries, and powdered sugar. Blend well. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Store the cake in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

If you can’t find frozen strawberries, you can use fresh strawberries. Rinse 10 ounces of fresh strawberries, dice them, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons over the top. Stir. Let the strawberries macerate for at least 30 minutes before using them.

strawberry cake with strawberry icing

Easy Strawberry Cake

This recipe for Strawberry Cake is easy to follow and the results are a rich, creamy cake bursting with strawberry flavor.
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 38 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 313kcal


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 ounces strawberry gelatin
  • cup water
  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries thawed and divided


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces strawberries reserved from above


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, gelatin and water well. Reserve 2 Tbsp. strawberries for the icing. Add remaining strawberries to the cake mixture. Pour into a 9×13 pan that has been prepared. (Lightly grease the pan with shortening and dust with flour.)
  • Bake for approximately 33 minutes or until done. Allow to cool completely
  • For the icing combine cream cheese, butter, reserved strawberries, and powdered sugar. Blend well. Spread on cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Store cake in refrigerator.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g
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Icing on strawberry cake.

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Slice of strawberry cake.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a special cake in our family! When Mama made it we could smell the wonderfully sweet smell of strawberries a block before we for home. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! Such sweet memories!

  2. I want to try this. I had a piece of strawberry cake at a restaurant in Tupelo, MS and have dreamed about another piece.

  3. I’ve never actually made a strawberry cake….feels kind of odd saying that! This looks like a great recipe, I will have to give it a try 🙂

    Would love you to share this at our Marvelous Monday link party 🙂

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