Fresh Strawberry Layer Cake With Strawberry Frosting

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"This is an awesome cake! Place fresh strawberries on top of frosting for decoration if you like. I suggest to allow the strawberries (for the frosting) to drain for a few hours in a strainer after mashing. NO MORE than 3/4 cup or the frosting will be too runny"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (201.5 g)
  • Calories 725.5
  • Total Fat - 34 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 104.8 mg
  • Sodium - 462 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 102.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 81.5 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 138.2 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease three 9 inch round pans. Set pans aside.

Step 2

Place cake mix, strawberry gelatin, mashed strawberries, oil, milk, and eggs in large mixing bowl and beat on low speed for 1 minute (strawberries should be well-blended in with the batter). Divide batter among pans. Bake cakes until lightly brown (about 28-30 minutes). Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Step 3

For the frosting; Combine cream cheese, and butter and mix on low speed for a minute. Add sugar and strawberries. Blend frosting on low speed until well blended.

Step 4

To assemble: place one cake layer on plate and spread top with frosting, add another cake layer and frost the top, add last cake layer and frost the top. Use remaining frosting for the sides of the cake.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



My dd made this for us as a surprise and it is so delicious that we ate the whole thing in one sitting! We could not leave it alone! I want it for my next birthday!

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(1 Feb 2021)


Simply marvelous! Wow!!! It was a surprise cake for my mom for her birthday cake. It looked beautiful and tasted even better!!! She was stunned when I told her it was from a box!

review by:
(11 Sep 2020)

Donna The Cook

I added finely chopped pecans to both the cake and the frosting. Amazing!

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(2 Sep 2020)


Oh YUMMY! My teenage daughter asked for me to tag this cake because she wanted to make it. It came out fab and very easy peasy to make with Excellent results. However, she turned it into a double-layer as opposed to a triple-layer. I think my husband could have eaten the whole thing himself, he loved it so much and we did too! Thank you, Kittencal, for sharing. Made it for PickMe Tag.

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(25 May 2020)


Oh my gosh! This cake is SO good! Made for my grandchildren for today. They came over after they got home from school. I had this cake waiting for them and they couldn't wait to dig in! I added walnuts in the cake. Just made it even better!

review by:
(15 Feb 2019)

Kitchen Magic

With strawberries in season we are in strawberry heaven. I made this cake and it was gone in two days and there was only 2 of us here! I can't wait to make this for my daughter for her birthday. I will add fresh strawberries to the top just to jazz it up a little. She will love it as much as we do i'm sure.

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(30 Jun 2017)