Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

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Strawberry Cake is easy to make and quite delicious. If desired, you may switch out the strawberry ingredients for raspberry, which is also very yummy. This sheet cake works great for potluck dinners or family gatherings. 

 

A Wedding Cake from a Cake Mix

I first tasted this cake at my wedding! My mother-in-law (to be) made our wedding cake, which was a three-tiered strawberry and vanilla cake, with a chocolate groom’s cake at it’s side.

Our wedding and groom cake - 1990

It was so delicious! I recall my surprise when I learned it came from a cake mix. It was so moist. So flavorful. How could something so wonderful come from a cake mix?

My mother-in-law’s reply: “Why, it’s a doctored cake mix, of course.” Well, that explains it.

Serving Strawberry Cake

We’ve since made this cake for more weddings, bridal showers and even a baby shower. I think one of my favorite parts is the icing. Yummy, sweet, and full of little pieces of strawberries.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Strawberry Cake

  • white cake mix with pudding
  • small box of strawberry gelatin
  • large eggs
  • vegetable oil
  • buttermilk
  • fresh or frozen strawberries

Strawberry Frosting:

  • powdered sugar
  • pureed frozen strawberries
  • butter at room temperature

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Ingredients Needed to this Recipe

Prepare your ingredients. Using a potato masher or a blending fork, mash the fresh or frozen strawberries. With a food processor or blender, puree enough frozen strawberries for the frosting. Set aside until ready to use.

In this instance, I prefer using frozen strawberries as they seem to mash and break down a little better than fresh berries.

 

Making the Cake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, mix together on low speed the white cake mix, strawberry gelatin, large eggs, vegetable oil, and buttermilk until combined, about 1 minute. Mix an additional 3 minutes on medium speed.

Using a rubber spatula, fold in mashed strawberries until combined.

Pour the cake batter into a greased oblong cake pan, spreading to edges. Tap pan once to remove bubbles.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until cake springs back in center when touched. Allow to cool.

 

Preparing the Frosting

To prepare the strawberry frosting, combine powdered sugar, pureed strawberries, and softened butter in a medium bowl. Beat together until smooth and creamy.

Frosting the Sheet Cake

Spread on cooled cake.

This cake will serve 15-18 people.

 

A Few Tips on Making Strawberry Cake

When making this cake, remember to use softened butter. Real butter.

As for cake mixes, be sure to choose one that includes pudding in the mix. I like Betty Crocker, but Duncan Hines works well, too.

You may use fresh or frozen strawberries. We usually use frozen. I think they mash better, which works best for this recipe.

Frosted Sheet Cake

Sheet cakes are easy and quick to prepare, but if you’d prefer to make a layer cake, that’s fine. There should be plenty of icing for that. The baking time might be a smidge shorter, however. I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

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Serving Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

Here's a delicious recipe that's easy to make and quite delicious. You may also switch out the strawberry ingredients for raspberry, which is also very good.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix, Potluck, Sheet Cake, Strawberries
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling Time:: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 47 minutes
Servings: 15

Equipment

KitchenAid Blender
Potato Masher
KitchenAid Mixer
3 qt baker

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix with pudding
  • 1 small box strawberry gelatin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries mashed

Frosting:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients.
    Using a potato masher or fork, mash the fresh or frozen strawberries. With a food processor or blender, puree the frozen strawberries for the frosting. Set aside until ready to use.

Make the Strawberry Cake

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together on low speed the white cake mix, strawberry gelatin, large eggs, vegetable oil, and buttermilk until combined, about 1 minute. Mix an additional 3 minutes on medium speed.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the prepared mashed strawberries.
  • Pour cake batter into a greased oblong cake pan, spreading to edges. Tap pan once to remove bubbles.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until cake springs back in center when touched. Allow to cool.

Prepare the Strawberry Frosting

  • Combine powdered sugar, pureed strawberries, and softened butter in a medium bowl. Beat together until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread onto cooled cake. Serves 15-18.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter on this recipe site is salted.
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