Strawberry Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Garnish the top with strawberries to hint at the fresh-tasting flavor of this pretty pink cake before you cut it—or let it be a surprise! —Pam Anderson, Billings, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup mashed unsweetened strawberries
  • Whipped cream or frosting of your choice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 222 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, gelatin powder, water and oil. Beat on low speed 1 minute or until moistened; beat on medium 4 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold egg whites and mashed strawberries into cake batter.
  3. Pour into three greased and floured 8-in. round baking pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Spread whipped cream or frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. If frosted with whipped cream, store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Cake in Down the Aisle Country-Style 2000, p52

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Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"Easy to make and a family favorite"

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"One word DELICIOUS !!!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2016

"I have an old family recipe. It is from scratch and differs significantly from this one, I like my recipe better."

Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"I just made this cake. It rose but when I took it out of the oven, it fell. Then I dumped it in the garbage. I won't be making it again!"

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Yum!!! Very moist with good strawberry flavor. A great springtime cake!!"

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