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Simple Summer Strawberry Cake

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It’s time for Strawberry Cake! Here in the Pacific Northwest the school year is wrapping up and berries are in full swing! In fact, from what I hear at the local farm stands, strawberries are on the verge of ending their season a bit early and before we know it, raspberries will be on their way! And yes, if you’re reading my mind, this recipe could also be done with raspberries or blueberries or blackberries … you name it!

strawberry cake

Before you miss out on the scrumptious sweetness of your local berries, grab a flat and get to work mixing up this decadent cake. Inspired by this recipe, it was the perfect afternoon cooking activity for my daughter and her grandma, and such a wonderful treat after dinner! Personally I think you’d score mad points arriving at a potluck picnic with this too. Or even better, how about serving this pretty cake at your daughter’s first birthday party?

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strawberry cake

Strawberry Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 small box strawberry Jell-O
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, washed and rinsed with stems removed
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and rinsed with stem removed
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Fresh sliced strawberries for garnish

Directions

First things first, round up two 9 inch cake pans and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl stir together your cake mix and Jell-O. To that, eggs, oil and water. Finally add in your berries. If you’re using a KitchenAid or electric mixer there is no need to pre-chop them. If you’re stirring by hand, cut your strawberries into bite-size pieces first.

Evenly pour your batter into the two cake pans (be sure these are well greased with oil or butter!) and bake for 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to be sure the centers are fully set before removing from oven.

While your cakes bake you can prep your frosting by whisking together the butter, cream cheese and berries. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. If the frosting is too thick, add a dash of milk until desired consistency is reached.

To build your pretty strawberry cake, place one, cooled cake on a plate and top with frosting. Add your second cake on top and spread frosting on the top allowing it to slightly drip over the sides. Top with berries and enjoy!

strawberry cake
strawberry cake

Simple Strawberry Cake

Hollie Schultz
Easy recipe for a simple strawberry cake
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 419 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 box strawberry jello 3 oz box
  • 2 pints strawberries washed, rinsed and stems removed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 pint strawberries washed, rinsed and stems removed
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries sliced for garnish

Instructions
 

  • First things first, round up two 9 inch cake pans and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl stir together your cake mix and Jell-O. To that, eggs, oil and water. Finally add in your berries. If you’re using a KitchenAid or electric mixer there is no need to pre-chop them. If you’re stirring by hand, cut your strawberries into bite-size pieces first.
  • Evenly pour your batter into the two cake pans (be sure these are well greased with oil or butter!) and bake for 20 minutes. Check with a toothpick to be sure the centers are fully set before removing from oven.
  • While your cakes bake you can prep your frosting by whisking together the butter, cream cheese and berries. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. If the frosting is too thick, add a dash of milk until desired consistency is reached.
  • To build your cake, place one, cooled cake on a plate and top with frosting. Add your second cake on top and spread frosting on the top allowing it to slightly drip over the sides. Top with berries and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 3gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 88mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
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