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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.

 “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.

Easy Strawberry Cake

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.

How To Make Strawberry Cake

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

  • 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

Icing

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

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.

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 refrigerator.

strawberry cake with strawberry icing

Easy Strawberry Cake

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

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Icing

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31g
Keyword cake, strawberry
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Icing on strawberry cake

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