Strawberry Refrigerator Cake


This strawberry refrigerator cake is a delicious and cool summer dessert. Just as good in the winter. Allow it to chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins
1 (9x13-inch) cake



  • 1 tablespoon flour, for coating

  • 1 10 ounce box strawberry cake mix

  • 1 ⅓ cups water

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries, thawed with juice


  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Make cake: Prepare cake mix as directed on the package, using 1 1/3 cups water, 3 eggs, and 1/3 cup oil. Pour batter into the prepared dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Allow cake to cool on a wire rack.

  4. Poke holes on top of cooled cake using a fork. Purée thawed strawberries with juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Spoon over top of cake.

  5. Make topping: Prepare pudding mix as directed on the package, using 1 cup milk. Fold whipped topping into pudding until combined, then spread over cake. Arrange strawberries on top.

  6. Refrigerate cake for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
14g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 136mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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