Refrigerated Strawberry Cake

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I made this cake once for a boy scout auction and it sold for $75.00! I wanted to say..."it's a cake mix!" but of course I didn't. Sometimes cake mixes can make fantastic desserts...this is one of them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Flour and grease a 13x9 inch pan.
  3. Prepare cake according to package directions.
  4. Poke holes at 1" intervals with wooden spoon handle.
  5. Puree strawberries in blender.
  6. Evenly spoon strawberries over cake slowly, allowing pureed fruit to soak into holes.
  7. Prepare pudding using only 1 cup of milk.
  8. Fold in cool whip.
  9. Carefully spread over cake after all fruit has soaked in (VERY IMPORTANT).
  10. Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving.
  11. Decorate with fanned berries and mint leaves.
Most Helpful

I remade this cake, and instead of poking holes in it, I just cut about a 1/4 inch of cake off the top to level it out and poured the mixture on it, and it turned out so much better!!

Jenninjapan October 08, 2007

I made this cake for my parents birthdays (they are within a week of eachother and my dad loves strawberry shortcake/cake). I was disappointed. They turned out a little too soggy. I let the strawberries take 11/2--2 hours to soak in and they never fully did?. I even did it while the cake was warm per others recommendations. I didn't even use the full amount of strawberries the recipe asked for. The pudding/whipped topping however was delicious. If I were to make it again I would definately not make as much strawberry puree to put on top. Do give yourself some time to let the puree soak in. I may even use white cake also next time.

G&Ksmom April 07, 2008

I have made this several times. I usually do the tip about cutting off a top layer and just pouring the fruit on. It's always a hit at potlucks. Tonight I was prompted to write a review because I was making a cake from another recipe ( but using the pudding/cool whip topping from this recipe. If I don't have a strawberry cake mix, I add strawberry jello to a white or yellow cake mix, a trick I also learned from the other recipe I linked.

WendiMommyOf3 July 26, 2015