Dreamy Strawberry Cake

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I always make this a Valentines Day and usually in my heart shaped pans, but it is good year round. I especially like the frosting and have used it for sugar cookies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together cake mix, jello, flour, eggs and water in a large bowl.
  2. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1/2 of the strawberries including 1/2 the syrup and beat 1 more minute.
  4. Add the oil and beat 1 more minute.
  5. Divide batter into 2 greased and floured 8 inch square or 9 inch round pans.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Cool slightly and remove from pans.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Make frosting.
  10. Beat margarine or butter until smooth.
  11. Add the sugar alternating with the remaining half of the strawberries including the syrup beating until smooth.
  12. Add vanila and mix well.
  13. If frosting is too thick thin with a very small amount of milk or cream.
  14. Frost cooled cake.


Most Helpful

My family loved this! I need to adjust though. I made exactly as written, but I too experienced the too thin icing problem, it wouldn't stay on cake. Also I will use a 9 in pan, because the cake rose too high for the 8 in. and I had to cut aroung to frost. But I did get it finished by cutting off excess and refrigerating the icing. I guess next time I will use less syrup in the icing and more in the cake, and use 9 inch pans. I even added more powedered sugar and that still didn't work for me. But this is a great recipe, I will just adjust next time. Thanx for posting.

Baby Chevelle February 13, 2006

This cake is so good, tastes like spring! I had too send slices with my daughter to school to give to her teachers to keep me from eating it all. I used fresh strawberries an sprinkled barely a tsp of sugar to make the syrup.

hanson1326 May 20, 2008

I was at a gathering and there was a DELICIOUS Strawberry Cake there. I asked for the recipe and was told that I could have the recipe, but that she would leave out ONE ingredient, so mine (or anyone else's) would not come out the same as hers. That made me MAD and I was determined to find the recipe and make it. I found this, made it and it was PERFECT! It was the BEST and a BIG HIT at Bunco last night. Goes to show you that you can hide an ingredient, but you can't hide from the fabulous chefs on Recipezaar! Thanks!

LizP December 22, 2006

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