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What’s a light and spring inspired dessert that’s still quick and easy? Well, our strawberries and cream jello cake sure fits the bill! A moist cake with a hint of strawberries and cream!

A china plate with a large slice of bright pink strawberries and cream jello cake with a dollop of whipped cream on top with a red and white checkered napkin underneath.

Years ago our friend Sarah gave us her family recipe for Lemon Jello Cake (I know you’re supposed to write, Jell-O, but no one actually follows that rule, right??) and it’s been one of the most popular recipes on our site year after year. We’ve experimented with Pineapple Crush Jello cake, strawberry lemonade jello cake and now a strawberries and cream jello cake!

That’s not the last of it either, we’ve got a few exciting new recipes headed you’re way that are also adaptations of a jello cake.

It’s important to use a white cake mix and strawberry jello for this recipe as it will tone down the strawberry flavor and allow you to taste that “strawberries n creme” thing.

When you’re making the glaze you should know that you have a few different options.

A floral china plate with a slice of pink strawberries and cream jello cake with a little cool whip on top and strawberries behind it.

How to Make Jello Cake Frosting

Jello cakes are a little different than a classic, so you’ll need to know how to make jello cake frosting which is really just a simple glaze. Our Strawberries and Cream Jello Cake recipe calls for heavy cream so that it’s a creamier glaze, but milk would work to make a glaze and in fact, water would totally work as well though remember that it will get thin even faster.

No matter what kind of liquid you use it will be a matter of watching it to make sure that it ends up runny but not so thin it’s like a simple syrup. You want the glaze to be slow but runny when you hold up your whisk with the glaze on it so that it won’t seep into the cake too quickly.

Pretzel Jello Cake

I’ve heard about another kind of jello cake but I’m not sure how to make a pretzel jello cake. We get a lot of requests for that version, so does anyone out there have a good recipe?

Frozen Jello Cake

Oh my goodness, or Frozen Jello Cake!! How could I forget the summer we got requests for a frozen jello cake. I need to do some serious pinterest searching but in the meantime, someone email us a recipe!

A picture taken from over the top of a slice of pink strawberries and cream jello cake with a dollop of whipped cream

How to Make Strawberry Jello Cake

You can make strawberry jello cake a few different ways. You can use a white, lemon or strawberry cake mix and then the jello flavor depends on what overall flavor you want. For our Strawberry Lemonade Jello Cake we chose lemon jello to really emphasize the lemonade bright flavor. You could totally do a strawberry cake with strawberry jello as well and it’s not too much, I promise. My current favorite though is our Strawberries and Cream Jello Cake which is the recipe below. It’s a perfect balance.

National Strawberry Month

In fact, do you know when National Strawberry Month is?

That’s right, it’s May so it’s the perfect month to go strawberry crazy!

More CAKE RECIPES You Have to Try:

Strawberries and Cream Jello Cake

A floral china plate with a slice of pink strawberries and cream jello cake with a little cool whip on top and strawberries behind it.

strawberries and cream jello cake

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 cake
What's a light and spring inspired dessert that's still quick and easy? Well, our strawberries and cream jello cake sure fits the bill! A moist cake with a hint of strawberries and cream!

Ingredients

  • 1 white cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 regular package strawberry jello small box-3 oz

ICING

  • 4 or more Tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a cake pan with nonstick spray and sprinkle with flour. Tip and tap the edges of the cake pan to coat it with flour.
  • In the bowl of a mixer, mix the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and jello together.
  • Pour into greased and floured 9×13 pan.
  • Bake at 350* for 27-30 minutes.
  • When cake is done, prick with 2 tined fork while still hot.
  • Immediately pour cream icing over top.

ICING

  • In a small bowl, mix the heavy cream and powdered sugar until smooth, but runny.
Nutrition Facts
strawberries and cream jello cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 64mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A china plate with a large slice of bright pink strawberries and cream jello cake with a dollop of whipped cream on top with a red and white checkered napkin underneath.

Lemon Jello Cake

This Lemon Jello Cake is perfect for anytime of the year. The fresh tastes of summer or to brighten the winter holiday meals.

This Lemon Jello Cake is perfect for anytime of the year the fresh tastes of summer or to brighten the winter holiday meals. ohsweetbasil.com

Still looking for a delicious fruit packed cake? Try this banana pudding poke cake!

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8 comments

  • Should you put this in the fridge as soon as you pour over the icing or does it need to cool first?

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    • Let it cool for 15-20 minutes and then stick it in the refrigerator.

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  • Do you make the jello before hand or are you just mixing in the powder for flavoring?

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    • Hi Amanda! You just put the Jello powder into the white cake batter for the strawberry flavor. Enjoy!

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  • That’s a so lovely cake! I feel like May is the National Month of many things 😂
    I was wondering if I can butter to substitute for oil?
    And how long could we maintain in fridge?

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    • Hi Natalie,
      We haven’t ever tried butter, but if you do please let us know. It lasts for 3-4 days in the fridge before it really breaks down

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  • My sister-in-law’s birthday is in just a couple weeks, and she loves strawberry! Perfect.

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    • Oh that’s perfect! Hope she loves it!!

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