Strawberry Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Cake Recipe

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Garnish the top of this strawberry cake with fresh strawberries to hint at the 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), 0 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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kbay1045 User ID: 4554101 248383
Reviewed May. 18, 2016

"easy to make and a family favorite"

kb9047 User ID: 8608262 247226
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2016

"One word DELICIOUS !!!"

tready2 User ID: 2509701 247151
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."

thoughtfortoday User ID: 8600264 243742
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!"

shawnba User ID: 2581969 228933
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

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

deannak723 User ID: 7226248 227483
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"

Rozmarie User ID: 8037342 226910
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."

DRRPhillips User ID: 7362497 225302
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."

Spooky123 User ID: 6521366 225250
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."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 225068
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

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

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