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Upside Down Strawberry Cake

posted by Julie Evink on July 8, 2013

Strawberry Upside Down Cake ~ A Layer of Fresh Strawberries Tops off this Easy Cake! via

One day I arrived at work. More than likely not in the best mood and still waiting to kill my first cup of coffee. Then in walked a coworker with a piece of cake his wife sent for me. Then my day instantly got better.

I inhaled it, then promptly sent his wife a Facebook message for the recipe. This is the cake. So I encourage you to do the same. While you might not be able to inhale it and then send me a message. I highly encourage you to run to the grocery store, grab the ingredients and make this for your favorite someone.

Or you could make it for yourself, inhale it all and I won’t tell anyone. No judgement here people!

I guess this cake is a standard recipe a lot people know about, but I was not in the “know” about it so now in case you aren’t either I’m letting you get in on the know!

Now that we are all smart and on top of things go about your regular duties today as long as it includes this cake. Life will be better with this cake. I promise!

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Upside Down Strawberry Cake

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Serves 1 piece     adjust servings


  • 2 c. fresh strawberries, crushed
  • 2 (3 oz) strawberry Jell-O
  • 3 c. miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (18.25 oz) strawberry cake mix + ingredients to prepare cake mix
  • Cool Whip


  1. Take your two cups of strawberries and crush them with a fork. Pour into a 9x13 in cake pan. Sprinkle strawberry Jell-O over the top of the strawberries. Then sprinkle the marshmallows over the Jell-O.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour over the marshmallows.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until cake tests done. Let sit for about 15 minutes and then run a knife around the outside of the cake. Flip onto a serving tray. Refrigerate.
  4. Serve with Cool Whip


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 16
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 3313kcal Calories from fat 267
% Daily Value
Total Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Sodium 4041mg168%
Carbohydrate 734g245%
Dietary Fiber 13g52%
Sugars 248g
Protein 42g

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

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

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  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    This would definitely brighten my day as well’

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    What a great cake Julie!

  • Lizy @

    Oh goodie! what can I say other than…Do you deliver???? lol…goodness! the color is amazing and the flavors pretty amazing too!
    Came over to your recipe via Pint Sized Baker’s party
    Have a sweet week Julie!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks Lizy! If you lived here I’d deliver!

  • Tanya Schroeder

    I’m clearly not in the know! I have never seen this beautiful cake!!! What a wonderful thing to have brought to you. I wish someone would bring me cake. When you work from home the only person handing out cake is me. So, I guess I better get busy! I’m handing myself some of this cake ASAP!

    • Julie Evink

      Neither was I. That’s why we get along so well 🙂

  • Winnie

    Simple and easy to make, and wonderful delicious result!
    I love this cake 🙂

  • Cathy

    I’ve never heard of this cake either….but it sure looks good! My husband always loves taking baked goods into the office because they literally do get inhaled! 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      Good I’m not the only one living under a rock! I bet he does with all your treats he is Mr. Popular at work!

  • Jen Nikolaus

    You are KILLING me with your amazing recipes!!! This is going on the to-make list, pronto! Can’t wait to try it!!!

  • Mandy's Recipe Box

    Holy Freak, this looks delicious! I am featuring it this week on Totally Tasty Tuesdays!! Yummm!

    • Julie Evink

      Thanks so much for the feature Mandy!!

  • sawoozie

    The recipe calls for 2 c. strawberries, crushed, and then the directions say to “take the 2 c. strawberries and crush them.” I’m confused 🙂

    Should it be 2 c. whole strawberries, 2 c. crushed strawberries, 2 c. sliced strawberries ? And in the directions do you crush the strawberries if they’re not already crushed ? Hope I’m making sense.
    2 c. strawberries makes for a greater difference in quantity than 2 c. crushed strawberries.
    thanks !

  • daphine vernon

    this could be used with any flavor, couldn’t it? rasberry, blueberry, etc.

    • Julie Evink

      I’m sure you can use any flavor!

  • Jeanne

    If you can’t find Strawberry cake mix just add another pkg. of Strawberry Jello to cake mix when preparing.

  • Carolyn Sawrie

    I am not much of a cook or baker, but I made this last night. It turned out perfectly, and it tastes fantastic. I’m so happy I discovered your site, and I have several other recipes I want to try.

    • Julie Evink

      Glad to hear it was a success Carolyn!

  • Pamela Johnson

    Just put cake in oven, hope it turns out right making for Easter dinner with my family as one of the desserts.

  • Angela

    I found this off of Pinterest as I was looking for a cake to take to this weekends Mother’s day bbq. Looks simple and delicious.

  • Sandy

    Do you have to grease the pan?

    • Julie Evink

      No you don’t have too.

      • Sandy

        Thank you so much. I plan to make this for my daughter-in-laws birthday in June. She LOVES strawberries.

  • Sandy Mc

    I live in Florida and the Florida strawberries are in season now. Thought I’d make this recipe with some I had just bought. I didn’t have a regular cake mix, so I decided to improvise and used a box of Angel Food cake. DO NOT DO THAT, it will not end well. I had seen this with pineapple and figured one fruit was as good as another, but it was a disaster. I was SOOOO glad I had a lined baking sheet under it. I will try again with the correct type of cake mix and hope for better results

  • Gee

    Sorry, I’m a little confused. Do you slice the strawberries before you mash them? I hope this doesn’t sound like a dumb questions. It just seems to me that mashing whole berries would be hard.
    Anyway, please somebody respond asap.

    • Julie Evink

      You can slice them if it makes it easier! Either way will work!

  • Cathy Bishop

    I’miss a little concerned about baking a cake in an ungreased pan. Won’t it stick?

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