Best Ever Strawberry Cake

I recently had a dinner meeting and I brought the dessert. I decided on this Best Ever Strawberry Cake and let me just say, it did not disappoint!! This cake is sheerly amazing and got rave reviews from our meeting!! It’s light & fluffy and full of strawberry deliciousness. Adam & I may or may not have polished off the leftovers in one sitting out of the tupperware container! 😉 I was actually sad when it was gone. I definitely need to make this again very soon!

Best Ever Strawberry Cake
Source: Call Me PMC

For the Cake:
1 pkg. white cake mix
1 (3 oz.) pkg strawberry jello
1 cup fresh strawberries, very finely chopped or pureed
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs

For the Frosting:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 to 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
3/4 cup fresh strawberries, very finely chopped or pureed

For the Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9 inch round cake pans with cooking spray, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer add cake mix, jello, strawberries, oil, milk & eggs. Beat for approximately 3 minutes. Divide batter evenly between the two prepared pans, spreading in an even layer.

Bake for approximately 28-31 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Place cakes in their pan on cooling racks to cool completely.

For the Frosting:
In the bowl of a stand mixer, add cream cheese & butter and beat on medium high speed until creamy & smooth. Add in 3 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar a little at a time and beat until incorporated. Add in strawberries and beat until fully incorporated. If too runny, add in a little more confectioner’s sugar. Place frosting in refrigerator to set up more.

To Assemble:
Once cake has cooled, turn one of the cakes out onto your cake serving plate. Spread a layer of frosting over top, leaving a 1/4 inch around the edges. Top with the other cake round and using a flat spatula, frost the top & sides of the cake. The frosting may be a little runny, but it will set up more in the refrigerator.

Cover cake and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Place fresh strawberries on top if desired.

*Can also make in 9 x 13 pan and bake for approx. 28 minutes, let cool and frost top of cake completely

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  1. Hello Stephanie,

    Thank you for this simple yet delicious cake, it is great for all people to enjoy especially if you love strawberries. This cake is really delicious and it’s really just the right amount of sweetness. Any little girl would enjoy a strawberry birthday party theme. Strawberry cake is a brightly colored theme that is bound to have younger children ecstatic. All young children are interested in things that are brightly colored and attractive.

    Cheers then.
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