Easy Strawberry Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Strawberry Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Our easy strawberry cake is made with a cake mix and strawberry gelatin. The cream cheese frosting is flavored with mashed strawberries.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease and flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans or 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  3. Step 3

    Combine white or yellow cake mix and strawberry-flavored gelatin powder in a large bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Beat in vegetable oil, eggs, water, and 3/4 cup of mashed strawberries.
  5. Step 5

    Divide batter between 2 prepared cake pans or among lined muffin pans.
  6. Step 6

    Bake for 30 minutes for cake or about 18 to 20 minutes for cupcakes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. ​
  7. Step 7

    Cool cake or cupcakes in pan on racks for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans onto racks to cool completely.
  8. Step 8

    For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  9. Step 9

    Add 4 tablespoons mashed or pureed strawberries and about 5 cups of confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add more confectioners' sugar to thicken, if needed.
  10. Step 10

    Spread frosting between cake layers and then frost top and sides of cake. Or spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes.