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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

posted by Julie Evink on May 17, 2017

Easy Strawberry Cake ~ Starts with a Boxed Mix and is Dressed Up Fresh Strawberries and Iced with a Fresh Strawberry Frosting!

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Another Monday is over with and it’s onto the rest of the week! I totally think Monday’s are the worst day of the week by far. I suppose skipping them wouldn’t do me much good because then I’d just hate Tuesdays. The recipe I’m sharing with you tonight was another Father’s day dessert I made. This time it was for my family at supper. I have fallen in love with this cake. I could go over to the leftovers with my fork and eat the whole dang thing. It’s dangerous. Good thing I’ve tucked it out of sight and am trying to avoid it.Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Starts with a Boxed Mix and is Dressed Up Fresh Strawberries and Iced with a Fresh Strawberry Frosting!

I have now made this cake multiple times and every time I make it everyone is in love with it. I treated my co-worker to it for his birthday and his eyes lit up when he took his first bite! My eyes lit up a lot because I couldn’t keep my hands off this baby!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Starts with a Boxed Mix and is Dressed Up Fresh Strawberries and Iced with a Fresh Strawberry Frosting!

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The cake is moist and the icing actually gets a little hard which I absolutely love. The strawberry flavor is so refreshing. I’m not saying I don’t like the good ‘ol white or chocolate cake but I’m always up for mixing things up a little. The recipe takes a regular old box cake and dresses it up a bit, but it’s still super easy and doesn’t take to much time. The result is a dessert that people will think you slaved all day over, but I won’t tell them the truth if you don’t! My brother-in-law exclaimed it’s like eating a strawberry but in cake form! I like his thinking!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake ~ Starts with a Boxed Mix and is Dressed Up Fresh Strawberries and Iced with a Fresh Strawberry Frosting!
This is the perfect summertime treat when served with a scoop of ice cream of course. Enjoy!
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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

Preparation 00:30 Cook Time 00:25 Serves 12     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.25 oz) package white cake mix
  • 1 (.3 oz) package sugar-free strawberry jello
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 c. canola oil
  • 1 c. frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 2 1/3 c. confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

1. Grease & flour two 9 in. round pans. In a large bowl combine cake mix & gelatin. Add egg whites, & oil; beat until well blended.

2. In a small bowl or food processor, mash strawberries in their juice. Set aside 3 Tbsp for icing. Add water & remaining berries to batter and mix. Pour into pans.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the cake. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire rack and cool completely.

4. For icing combine butter and reserved strawberries in small bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until light & fluffy (I added extra confectioners’ sugar to make the icing a little thicker). Place on cake on serving platter. Top with half of the icing. Repeat layers.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 364kcal Calories from fat 139
% Daily Value
Total Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 275mg11%
Carbohydrate 55g18%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 45g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

 

Adapted from: Taste of Home

Photos Updated and Video added 5-17-17

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    Comments

  • Amanda


    i agree with you – mondays are terrible. the cake looks yummy too!

  • Ellen Zames


    I love strawberry cake!! Look delicious.

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    Ellen

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  • Kim Bee


    This looks so good. Yum yum!

  • Deb


    could fresh strawberries be used?

    • Julie Evink


      Yes I think that would be fine!

  • Barb


    Do we measure the strawberries before or after they are mashed?

  • Erin


    Why sugar free Jello? And why only egg whites? Thanks!

    • Lisa


      Can I use sweet jello and my egg yolks

      • Julie Evink


        I haven’t tried it this way so I’m not sure. If you use egg yolks please google the conversion rate because you can’t sub them 1:1. In my opinions using just the egg whites gives cake a lighter fluffier texture.

    • Julie Evink


      If you use egg yolks please google the conversion rate because you can’t sub them 1:1. In my opinions using just the egg whites gives cake a lighter fluffier texture.

  • SpinninJenny


    For Lisa and Erin:
    Think back to school and how to mix primary colors to make secondary colors. If you mix yellow egg yolks with red cake batter the resulting batter will be orange!

    As for using sugar-free Jello, I think the cake would be too sweet with sugared Jello.

    • Jana


      Sugar-free Jello is not unsweetened, though, so it might not make much difference. You’ll just have more regular sugar instead of sugar and artificial sweetener.

  • SpinninJenny


    Julie, this cake is so pretty and I plan to make this soon. I wonder if there’s a way to adapt it to make a blueberry cake. I haven’t cruised the Jello aisle recently, so I don’t know if there’s something that would replace the strawberry Jello for a blueberry cake. My family loves strawberries and blueberries. I’ll have lots of blueberries from my blueberry bushes sometime in June (if I can keep the birds away). What do you think?

    • Julie Evink


      I haven’t personally looked for blueberry Jello but I just googled it and it apparently exists so I would just swap that out and then swap the strawberries out for blueberries and you should have a blueberry cake! You’ll have to let me know if you try it!!

  • Cake Delivery in Delhi


    This turned out so good! So good information for making a cake. I’ll need to use your tips 😉 this one looks amazing…

  • Gabi


    Oh…. I’ve been looking for a strawberry cake repite for ever!
    I tried this one, as it looks great… but it didn’t come out well… oh….. I’m crying!!!!
    I know where is the problem: I didn’t want to use cake mix, and I just used flour, baking powder, sugar… as if I was makin a home made cake…. but it didn’t work out well!!!
    Would it be too much to ask for a recipie with out cake mix!?? 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 But with jello!!!!! Thanks for every thing. I’ll keep trying….

  • Talia


    Hi! I made this recipe but it came out a little too gooey. I was wondering, is the amount of Jello 0.3 or 3.0 oz? A package is 3 oz but the recipe says .3? Thanks!

    • Julie Evink


      Hey Talia! Did you use regular Jell-O mix or Sugar-Free? The recipe calls for Sugar Free which comes in a .3 oz package. Regular Jell-O comes in a 3 oz package. If you used regular Jell-O that could be the reason it didn’t turn out.

  • Stacey duthie


    Hi I’m about to try this cake, what is the uk alternative to sugar free jello mix? We have something called sugar free jelly crystals that you mix will water to make jelly or a jelly block that melts when you add water to it? Would either of these be suitable?

    • Julie Evink


      I’m not sure there is a substitute for jell-o!

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