Easy Strawberry Short-Cut Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe comes from the back of a marshmallow package, I make this when I am short on time, it is very easy to prepare, and the results are delicious.(note: this can be made using a homemade white cake recipe)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13-in baking pan.
  3. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the bottom on baking pan.
  4. In a bowl, combine thawed strawberries and Jello gelatin; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, blend cake mix with water, oil and eggs, (or whatever the cake mix calls for),beat for 2 mins, until moistened.
  6. Pour the cake batter over the marshmallows in the bottom of pan.
  7. Spoon the strawberry/gelatin mixture evenly over batter.
  8. Bake for 35-40 mins, or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Invert cake to a serving dish.
  11. Serve with whipping cream if desired.


Most Helpful

WOW!! I found this recipe when I was looking for a way to use up some frozen strawberries so I made this for a casual dinner and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. I did increase the marshmallows to a whole package and they gave the bottom of the cake a wonderful gooey texture. LOVE IT!! It was so good served still warm with whipped topping or ice cream!!!

cookin mimi February 17, 2014

This cake is good but super sweet and that is coming from a sweet lover - rarely is anything too sweet. Anyway, I did cut this in half by using a jiffy cake mix and making it in a 8x8 dish. I will make this again but maybe experiment a bit. Thanks Kitten.

Hill Family February 21, 2009

I gave this 5 stars. This cake was awesome! I first want to say I didn't follow the directions completely. My ex sister-inlaw had made a recipe very close to this and I made this to look like hers. I greased my pan, poured the cup of marshmallows on the bottom of the pan, mixed my jello & strawberries together and prepared the cake like directed except I used a butter recipe cake mix. I added the strawberry mix to the cake batter and additional 1 cup of marshmallows and mixed throughly until there were faint signs of batter. I followed the rest of the directions. My ex sister-inlaw served her cooled cake with cool whip and bananas. I served mine with cool whip, remaining strawberries with syrup, and bananas. It was like a kicked up strawberry shortcake. This is so good. I will make this again. Thanks so much for posting a awesome recipe! Christine (internetnut)

internetnut May 10, 2007

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