An easy and refreshing cake made with cake mix, strawberry gelatin and frozen strawberries.

Marge
Advertisement

Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

    Advertisement
  • In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix. Make a well in the center and pour in water, oil, and eggs. Stir in half of the container of strawberries. Beat on low speed until blended. Scrape bowl, and beat 4 minutes on medium speed.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • To make the Strawberry Frosting: In a large bowl combine margarine, confectioners' sugar and the remaining half of the frozen strawberries. Beat on high speed until creamy. Add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired spreading consistency is achieved. Spread on cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

276 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 190 mg sodium. 42.8 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2006
This was great! My grandma had this same recipe but a couple of things were different and I think it would help with some of the things that others complained about. First use 1/3 cup milk instead of 2/3 cup water in the batter. Second use 1/2 cup strawberries (undrained) for the cake. For the icing my grandma's recipe called for 1/2 cup margarine 1 - 1 1b. box of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. That makes a TON of icing so I halved it and it was the PERFECT amount: 1/4 cup margarine 2 cups powdered sugar (which is 1/2 a box) and I still use 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. Excellent cake!! Thanks for the recipe - now I have it online! Read More
(90)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2008
This was just o.k. The cake itself was good but the frosting was too sweet and did not mix up well. Read More
(7)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2006
This was great! My grandma had this same recipe but a couple of things were different and I think it would help with some of the things that others complained about. First use 1/3 cup milk instead of 2/3 cup water in the batter. Second use 1/2 cup strawberries (undrained) for the cake. For the icing my grandma's recipe called for 1/2 cup margarine 1 - 1 1b. box of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. That makes a TON of icing so I halved it and it was the PERFECT amount: 1/4 cup margarine 2 cups powdered sugar (which is 1/2 a box) and I still use 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. Excellent cake!! Thanks for the recipe - now I have it online! Read More
(90)
Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2006
This was great! My grandma had this same recipe but a couple of things were different and I think it would help with some of the things that others complained about. First use 1/3 cup milk instead of 2/3 cup water in the batter. Second use 1/2 cup strawberries (undrained) for the cake. For the icing my grandma's recipe called for 1/2 cup margarine 1 - 1 1b. box of powdered sugar and 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. That makes a TON of icing so I halved it and it was the PERFECT amount: 1/4 cup margarine 2 cups powdered sugar (which is 1/2 a box) and I still use 1/2 cup of strawberries DRAINED. Excellent cake!! Thanks for the recipe - now I have it online! Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I took a reviewer's advice and used the 1/3 cup milk instead of the water. I'm glad I did. I was afraid the edges would burn before the center was done but the cake turned out spectacular. I added 1 1/2 Tablespoons of lemon juice because the batter tasted way too sweet. I mashed the strawberries then added them to the cake batter. I'm not sure if this is the proper way to prepare the cake but it turned out fine. I used a 6oz package of gelatin; half for the cake the rest I put in my cream cheese frosting recipe made with less sugar and a tablespoon of strawberry all-fruit preserves. If you take this suggestion make sure to adjust the sugar in your frosting for the sugar in the strawberry gelatin. I didn't use the frosting suggested because I thought it sounded way too sweet and bland. I cut each cake layer in half to get more frosting in the cake because the cream cheese frosting with strawberry flavor is excellent. My family loved it. Read More
(23)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
The cake was fantastic but the icing wasn't - too sweet for me. I made the cake again this time taking the vanilla cool-whip and mixing that with some of the strawberries in syrup (about five oz of the strawberries). I decorated the top of the cake with whole strawberries cut in half placed all over the cake. This time the cake was PERFECT! LOL. Had a lot of great comments on the cake the second time. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2006
As a cake decorator I am always looking for a new recipe to 'wow' my customers. This one gets rave reviews everytime! I do not use their frosting however. I torte the cake and use a strawberry filling between the layers. This is a moist delicious cake that even held up to the weight of fondant! Definitely try this recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2002
I used this recipe as a wedding cake with the frosting as the filling. The groom said it was the best cake he has ever eaten. I didn't use any extra liquid in the frosting. The strawberry juice in the frozen strawberries was enough. Read More
(12)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2007
Yummy! Easy! I didn't have strawberry jello so I used raspberry and it worked just fine. I've also made this recipe without the jello it was still good just not PINK.;) Thanks for a great strawberry cake recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2008
Excellent! I substituted real butter for the margarine because I avoid trans fats. I also dyed my frosting a shade of pink not found in nature using some magenta toned food coloring paste I had in the house hence the color in the picture:) Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2008
This was just o.k. The cake itself was good but the frosting was too sweet and did not mix up well. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
Very good cake my family and friends always request. I make a sheet cake and layered cake but its usually too much frosting. To make the frosting the right consistency use only a teaspoon of remaining strawberries & juice at a time until you get the desired spreading consistency. I have never had to use the milk. Also don't melt the margarine if you want frosting consistency. Read More
(7)