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Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 222 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 231 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Strawberry Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"One word DELICIOUS !!!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2015

"I made this cake and did not ice it. Instead I used it as the base for strawberry shortcake. It is a great base for this. Topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream it is delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"I served this yesterday at our Memorial Day picnic. Everyone said it was scrumptious including me! I'll make again for sure."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2015

""Oh...Heavens to Betsy!!!" You gonna get so many compliments...the secret is out. One of my favorite person delighted us with this cake before...of course feeling as if I could never even bake as well as she does. I didn't bother to ask for her recipe. But, anyways thank you for sharing this one and my compliments to the TASTE OF HOME for making it available to me."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"This is my grandchildrens favorite cake and mine!! It is so good with and without the frosting. Thank you for sharing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"This is my sons favorite cake.He likes the strawberry buttercream frosting instead of the whip cream ."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"I've been making a cake very similar to this for years and it is a family favorite, especially when we have fresh strawberries from the garden. Mine also has strawberries in the simple butter cream frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"It was moist BUT very disappointed in the cake flavor it tasted very artificial strawberry from the jello. My husband didn't like it. Won't be make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"Very delicious, moist cake. Easy to make and extremely good with a Cool Whip frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"I started making this in 1964. Its Deeelish. Once I added all liquids from box recipe and other too. Hah it made a 3 layer 45 minute cake that was soooo good. Tasted like the cake next to jelly roll. Not overly sweet but moist to the Nth degree. This recipe is a little different but is strawberry jello cake. it can make just about any fruit flavor with few adjustments. And I substitute apple sauce for oil and made butter cream frosting with half sugared strawberries. Used frozen sweetened. But its your creation do as you will."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"I have lots of strawberry freezer jam, I think I will spread some between the layers, it should be a nice Valentines Day cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015

"You have to use much more fresh strawberries. Not just 1/2 cup - you must use 3 C. crushed strawberries to really give the cake a strawberry flavor and color. Also, I add crushed fresh strawberries in my frosting for an extra flavor boost and look."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"So fresh, so lovely, and delightful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I enjoyed this cake very much- fresh strawberry flavor, moist, and pretty. Because I did not have three 8 inch round pans, I used two 9 inch which worked very nicely, leaving one middle layer to fill. I tinted the whipped cream light pink. This would be very nice on an Easter buffet with fresh assorted berries on top."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

"I am usually not a fan of strawberry cake (I was raised on the mix). However, the first time I made this cake, I was amazed at how wonderful it tasted. Now, I make this cake for two of my co-workers on their birthdays. They absolutely love it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I have been a Cake Mix Doctor fan for years and used only her recipe for strawberry cake. I was a little skeptical of trying a new one but this is a delightful variation! Whipping and folding the egg whites gives this cake a nice springy feel. Plus, a reduction in the amount of oil made it much less dense. This is a very nice spring dessert!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2013

"This is a very good cake !!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013

"LOVE STRAWBERRIES, BUT IF i MAKE THIS CAKE, I WILL USE SUGAR FREE JELLO, AND SWEET N LOW ON THE STRAWBERRIES !!! i PREFER A 9 X 13, AND WILL USE COOL WHIP LIGHT. THEN I WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A SECOND PIECE LATER IN THE EVENING !!! LOL"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2013

"I was looking for something different to take to a Memorial Day cookout, when I got this recipe in your newsletter. All I can say is WOW! It was the hit of the cookout. My sister-in-law asked me to make it again for a gathering last weekend. It stays so moist and the flavor tastes fresh and light. I will be making it again in a couple of weeks for my family reunion. I'm sure I will get the same reaction there."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"so good and so easy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"Great with a Swiss Meringue or 7 Minute frosting! Buttercream too sweet for this cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"way too sweet and too much gelatin. Waste of time!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"This cake is awesome!! This is my GO TO cake from now on when I want to impress everyone. I bake a lot of cakes but this is a show off cake! It was very moist. I doubled the recipe in order to have a four layer cake. I also used a cream cheese icing and put strawberry preserves in the middle of the first and second layers... AWESOME!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"What a wonderful dessert! I made this cake and gave some to my neighbors...They loved it! Thank You so much for a great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"We made this for our daughter's first birthday cake. Everybody liked it, including the birthday girl, but no one really raved about it, so I think we'll go back to the chocolate cake I usually make for birthdays."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I made this cake on Mother's Day. I put a layer of cream cheese icing on each layer before I iced it with the whipped cream. My family loved it! I will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"I made it into cupcakes that everyone loved and could take a few home."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 11, 2012

"Excellent cake! I made this last night and my family loved it. I dont usually like strawberry cake but this was exceptional!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"This sounds exactly like a cake that I used to enjoy more than 30 years ago when my childhood neighbor (and good family friend) would make it. She made it in a 9x13 pan and topped it with powdered sugar as a previous reviewer mentioned. It is delicious! I am very happy to have come across this recipe as my neighbor is no longer with us and I thought the recipe would be forever gone as well. I think I will make this the next time my oldest daughter is home from school and give my children a little taste of my childhood :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"I've been making this recipe for strawberry cake for over 20 years and it's ALWAYS a hit! I, however, use more strawberries with powdered sugar, etc for the icing to make it a complete strawberry experience & refrigerate..it's so much better COLD! YUM...A REAL FAVORITE OF MY FAMILY'S!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"It really annoys me when people write in without having made the recipe, but here I am doing. I'm always looking for ways to make cake mixes extra special. This sounds yummy with all that fruit. Someone mentioned jelly roll pans and I thought how elegant to just make this into a jelly roll cake as well. Either way, I'm making it! Maybe today!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"It wasd esasy & very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"i used raspberry jello and raspberries. i had fogotten this recipe so i saved it. must make it this week."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"This cake was delicious! Not to mention inexpensive and very easy to make. In between the layers I put whipped cream and cut strawberries for an extra boost and it was fantastic! I also used whipped cream to ice which left everyone that tried it wanting more!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"Very yummy with lots of fresh strawberry flavor! I liked it best baked in 2 lined jelly roll pans. Frost the one cake, then flip the 2nd one on top, so the frosting is in the middle."

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