Easy Double Strawberry Layer Cake

READY IN: 43mins


  • 1
    (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix (or use a butter golden cake mix)
  • 23
  • 12
    cup butter, softened
  • 3
    large eggs
  • 6
    tablespoons strawberry preserves, divided
  • 2
    cups whipping cream, unwhipped
  • 4
    tablespoons strawberry preserves
  • 14
  • 2
    quarts fresh strawberries, sliced


  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
  • In a bowl beat the cake mix with buttermilk, butter and eggs on low speed until just blended.
  • Transfer the batter to prepare cake pans.
  • Bake for about 18-22 minutes, or until cakes test done.
  • Cool on wire racks for about 10 minutes; remove from pans and brush the top of each cake layer with 3 tablespoons of strawberry preserves.
  • Cool completely on wire racks.
  • Beat the whipping cream with 4 tablespoons of strawberry preserves and the powdered sugar on high speed of an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate; arrange half of the sliced strawberries over the layer, then top with half of the whipped cream.
  • Place the remaining layer on top and repeat with strawberry slices then the remaining whipped cream.
  • Garnish with whole strawberries on top of desired.