Easy-To-Make Strawberry Cake Recipe
This is my easy-to-make strawberry cake recipe today! Do you love fresh strawberries? I sure do, and they are available in the stores right now. They are super big and juicy and easy to slice.
I love strawberry pie, strawberry shortcake, and this wonderful strawberry cake recipe! It’s a white cake mix made with egg whites, pudding, mini white chocolate chips, and whipping cream (whipped) for the frosting. Just add the fresh strawberries and blueberries and this cake is a winner.
Our family has had an affinity for fresh strawberries for a long time. When we lived in the Logan, Utah area when our four girls were very young, we were able to buy a home situated on a half-acre lot. We had a large garden for our veggies to grow, but we also had a sizable space in the side yard for strawberries.
We planted both June bearing and everbearing varieties so we’d have lots of berries to pick during the summer. Once they reached maturity we sent the girls out right before dinner time to pick the beautiful red fruit. We enjoyed all sorts of strawberry desserts and the girls loved the fact they had planted, nurtured, and harvested a crop they had a true vested interest in.
Mark loves his morning cereal, and he typically adds sliced bananas and enjoys the combination of fruit and cereal while he reads the newspaper or a magazine article. This week he’s taken advantage of the strawberries we bought so I could make this cake. I wish you could see the smile on his face as he relishes each spoonful.
This cake would be perfect for a family party, family reunion (take it in a cooler with ice), or a neighborhood get-together.
Kitchen Items You May Need:
- Hand or Stand Mixer
- Serving Spatula
- Measuring Cups
Strawberry Cake Recipe
Step One: Preheat Oven – Gather Ingredients
Preheat your oven to (350°F) = (176°C) degrees. Gather your ingredients so you’re to make the cake.
Step Two: Combine Various Ingredients
Combine the cake mix, the instant pudding, sour cream, oil, water, and egg whites. I blend until completely mixed, about 1-2 minutes.
Step Three: Fold in Chips
Fold in the mini white chocolate chips.
Step Four: Grease Baking Pan
Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and scoop the mixture into the pan.
Step Five: Bake
Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely.
Step Six: Cool Cake – Poke Holes
Once the cake is completely cooled, poke holes in the cake about 2-inches apart. Mix the strawberry gelatin with 3/4 cup boiling water, then stir in 1/2 cup of cold water.
Step Seven: Pour Mixed Gelatin on Cake
Pour the gelatin mixture evenly over the cake, filling the holes. Place the cake in the refrigerator to let the gelatin mixture set up.
Step Eight: Make Whipping Cream
Whip the whipping cream, and add the sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly, and spread on the chilled cake. Decorate the cake with fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries.
Step Eight: Refrigerate – Serve
Keep the cake refrigerated. Serve cold.
This strawberry cake is super moist, with whipping cream on top. Add blueberries and sliced strawberries to make it look similar to an American flag to add a festive feel to the baking process.
Strawberry Cake Recipe
- 1 package Duncan Hine's White cake mix (my favorite brand)
- 1 package 5 to 5.9-ounce INSTANT vanilla pudding
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 6 egg whites
- 3/4 cup mini white chocolate chips
- 1 3-ounce strawberry gelatin box
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 pint whipping cream, whipped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup sugar
- fresh blueberries
- fresh sliced strawberries
1. Preheat your oven to (350°F) = (176°C) degrees.
2. Combine the cake mix, the instant pudding, sour cream, oil, water, and egg whites. I blend until completely mixed, about 1-2 minutes. Fold in the chocolate chips.
3. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking pan and scoop the mixture into the pan.
4. Bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Let the cake cool completely.
1. Once the cake is completely cooled, poke holes in the cake about 2-inches apart.
2. Mix the strawberry gelatin with 3/4 cup boiling water, then stir in 1/2 cup of cold water.
3. Pour the gelatin mixture evenly over the cake, filling the holes. Place the cake in the refrigerator to let the gelatin mixture set up.
Whip the whipping cream, and add the sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly, and spread on chilled cake. Decorate the cake with fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries. Keep the cake refrigerated. Serve cold.
How do I store the strawberry cake after baking?
Please store the cake in the refrigerator covered because it has whipping cream on top that has a limited storage life.
Can I use raspberries instead of strawberries?
Yes, you can, raspberries are so good when they’re in season too! Actually, most any berry would work great. Of course, some tend to add more natural flavor than others, so pick the berry variety or other fruit you particularly enjoy and give it a try.
Note that you’ll have to consider what gelatin flavors are available to match the berry or other fruit you choose.
How can I keep my strawberries fresh a bit longer?
Please don’t wash them right off the bat, place them in an airtight container with a paper towel folded at the bottom of the container until you’re ready to cut/slice them for use in the recipe. Rubbermaid Containers
My Other Cake Recipes:
- Easy To Make Coconut Cake Recipe
- Easy To Make Lemon Cake Recipe
- The Very Best Zucchini Cake Recipe
- Best Chocolate Cake Ever
- Texas Sheet Cake Made Smaller
Here is another easy-to-make strawberry cake recipe to teach our kids and grandkids to cook from scratch. Please let me know if you make a cake similar to this one. Life is good when we share recipes with one another. May God Bless this world, Linda
2 thoughts on “Easy-To-Make Strawberry Cake Recipe”
This looks better than Strawberry Shortcake. I love strawberries. I like fruit of most kinds there are a few fruits I don’t like but I guess I am just picky.
Hi Jackie, thank you for the 5 stars, my sweet friend! I love strawberries too! Last night I also made a Bisquick “cake” for the leftover sliced strawberries. My son-in-law loves the “Bisquick cake”, so I bought a box. I haven’t bought a box of Bisquick for years, but the cake was yummy!!! We topped it with sugared strawberries (mashed) and scooped whipped cream on top. I love when strawberries are in season, oh my gosh, yummy!! Linda