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Easy Strawberry Cake

This recipe for Strawberry Cake is easy to follow and the results are a rich, creamy cake bursting with strawberry flavor.

Easy Strawberry Cake

 “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
~Julia Child~

While I am working on cleaning up my diet, there are a few occasions that make me pause and just throw caution to the wind.  Like when it’s a loved one’s birthday.

I found myself in the position of needing to make a birthday cake, and when I asked the recipient what kind he wanted, I was told to make a strawberry cake.  The birthday boy loves this cake so much, however, he wants it reserved only for special occasions.  I grant you permission to make it any time.  Just be sure to invite me over for a piece.

Life is short, eat dessert first.

I am not sure where this recipe for Easy Strawberry Cake originated.  It has been in my family for quite some time.  I guess it doesn’t really matter where I got it because it is so delicious and it is easy to make.

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.

If presentation is a concern, you could drizzle a little chocolate sauce on the bottom of a plate, place a piece of cake on top, and have a few strawberries on the plate for garnish  – voilà!

Enough talking – – time for me to share the recipe with you:

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Easy Strawberry Cake

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


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3 oz. package strawberry gelatin
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen strawberries thawed and divided


  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. butter softened
  • 1 box 16 oz. powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces reserved strawberries


  • 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 9x13 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
Icing on strawberry cake

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Recipe Rating

Susan Johnson

Monday 5th of March 2018

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!


Monday 5th of March 2018

Thanks for visiting and sharing your experience. Enjoy a slice for me!


Tuesday 24th of June 2014

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

Rachel @RunningRachel

Monday 23rd of June 2014

How fun is this idea! Looks yummy too... my boys would really enjoy this!

Catherine Holt

Monday 23rd of June 2014

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 :-)


Sunday 22nd of June 2014

Love Easy Summer Cakes! Great Post!