Originally posted to Instagram May 10,2020
This is not my moms Mother’s Day dessert and even though she did enjoy this cake she told me that strawberry cake wasn’t her favorite. My moms actual Mother’s Day dessert was s’mores cookies that she loves. I gave the cake away to my sister in law to enjoy which turned out to be the best option because I could have destroyed it within a few days. This cake was so delicious and I did have to mess around with the frosting recipe because I didn’t realize I needed cream cheese for the frosting so I subbed 1/2c shortening and it worked out.
1 Package white or yellow cake mix
1 package strawberry jell-o 3oz
10oz frozen strawberries thawed
1 stick butter or margarine
8oz cream cheese (or 1/2c shortening)
1lb powdered sugar, sifted
Reserved Strawberries and juice
Reserve five or six strawberries and 5 to 6 tablespoons of the strawberry juice for the icing. Mash remaining strawberries.
Combine cake mix, Jell-O powder and flour in a mixing bowl. Add in oil and water and blend well. Add eggs one at a time and beat one minute after each egg. Fold in mashed strawberries and juice. Divide batter into two prepared 8 or 9 inch round cake pans and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or a 13 x 9 pan and bake at 325 for 40-45 minutes.
For the Icing, Cream together butter and cream cheese (or shortening). Add in powdered sugar and strawberries. Beat until smooth. If the Icing is too loose refrigerate till spreadable consistency.
This cake is so good and so easy to make. I have made this several times since the original recipe and it still doesn’t disappoint.