Strawberry Cake Recipe

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This is a light and moist strawberry cake recipe sure to delight the strawberry lovers for dessert. The strawberry cream cheese frosting is perfect, not too sweet yet not too bland for the strawberry flavor of the cake. It can be frosted with chocolate fudge frosting instead of the cream cheese frosting, for those who love chocolate covered strawberries in cake form.

Strawberry Cake


1 (18.25-ounce) box white cake mix
1 (3-ounce) box strawberry flavored instant gelatin
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
Garnish: sliced fresh strawberries


Strawberry Cake Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 round 9-inch cake pans.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

3. Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

4. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.

5. Spread Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.


Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting


1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract
7 cups confectioners' sugar



1. In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Beat in 1/4 cup strawberry puree, reserving remaining for another use. Beat in extract.

3. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.