What’s a light and spring inspired dessert that’s still quick and easy? Well, our strawberry 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, orange Jello cake, strawberry lemonade jello cake, even a festive 4th of July Jello cake and now a strawberries and cream 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.

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.

Ingredients for Strawberry Jello Cake

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

  • 1 Cake Mix, white
  • 4 Eggs, large
  • 1 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 Package Strawberry Jello, small box-3 oz

ICING

  • 4 Tablespoons Heavy Cream, or more
  • 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

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

We get so many requests for the infamous pretzel jello cake, and we now have posts for those!! We have a strawberry pretzel jello salad and a raspberry pretzel jello salad!

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

Variations on 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

3.75 from 113 votes
Servings: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Description

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 Cake Mix, white
  • 4 Eggs, large
  • 1 1/3 Cup Water
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 Package Strawberry Jello, small box-3 oz

For the Icing

  • 4 Tablespoons Heavy Cream, or more
  • 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.
    1 Cake Mix, 4 Eggs, 1 1/3 Cup Water, 2/3 Cup Oil, 1 Package Strawberry Jello
  • 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.

For the Icing

  • In a small bowl, mix the heavy cream and powdered sugar until smooth, but runny.
    4 Tablespoons Heavy Cream, 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

Notes

May be frozen for up to 3 months, when wrapped well in plastic wrap and foil.  Add whipped cream just before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 35mgPotassium: 14mgSugar: 12gVitamin A: 92IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America’s Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides, Easy Cake Recipes For Beginners

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