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Easy Strawberry Cake tastes and looks like a bakery cake, but is easier than from-scratch! It’s full of strawberries in the cake and the icing. This cake is ‘easy’ because it starts with a cake mix, but don’t worry unless you tell no one will ever know, it tastes like homemade.
How To Make Easy Strawberry Cake
118 ounce package white cake mix (use ingredients listed here NOT what is listed on the box)
13 oz package strawberry jello
1cupfresh strawberriesmashed or finely chopped (frozen can be used)
1cupvegetable oilI always use canola
4large eggs at room temperature
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
18 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
5 to 6cupsconfectioners’ sugarmore if needed
2tablespoonsheavy whipping creammore if needed
1/4cupfresh or frozen strawberriesmashed or chopped fine, drained
For the Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray pans with non-stick spray. Place the cake mix, jello, strawberries, oil, milk and eggs in a large bowl. Mix 3 minutes, stopping to scrap down sides of bowl a couple times. Divide the batter evenly among layer pans or pour into 9×13 inch pan. For 9×13 pan bake 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. (Cook layers according to directions on box of cake mix.) Remove cake and cool completely.
For Cream Cheese Frosting:
Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Sift sugar and add one cup full at a time to cream mixture. Add cream and strawberries and incorporate completely. Pour over cake and smooth out covering entire cake layer.