Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

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This Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake starts with a boxed cake mix, strawberry jell-o, fresh strawberries and is topped with cream cheese frosting!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (or white, yellow cake mix)
  • 1 3 oz box strawberry gelatin mix (Jell-O)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries (or 1 cup crushed fresh strawberries)

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 block cream cheese (4 oz) softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk

Instructions

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Give the strawberries a good rinse then gently dry them with a paper towel. Remove the stems and dice.
  4. Put strawberries into a plastic Ziploc bag and start crushing them up using a rolling pin or other heavy object. This will probably take you a minute or two.
  5. In the bowl, combine cake mix with strawberry gelatin powder. Mix until combined.
  6. Then stir in oil, eggs and water.
  7. Once that is combined, add in 1 cup of the smushed strawberries. You will want to gently stir those in by hand.
  8. Then pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake for about 30-33 minutes.
  10. Oven times do vary so to make sure it is done, stick a toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean, it is good to go.
  11. Allow cake to cool completely before adding frosting.

For the frosting:

  1. Using an electric mixer, mix together the softened butter and softened cream cheese.
  2. Mix until smooth and creamy and lump-free.
  3. Then mix in powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  4. Slather frosting onto cooled cake. Slice and serve.

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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

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