slice of homemade strawberry cake with strawberry frosting
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easy homemade strawberry cake recipe

This easy homemade strawberry cake is bursting with fresh strawberry flavor and is absolutely stunning. Your family will love it!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 420kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 ounce strawberry flavored gelatin raspberry totally works, also
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350degrees. Grease and flour 2 8inch cake rounds.
  • Puree your strawberries, transfer to a small saucepan and boil gently until reduced by half (about 20 minutes). Cool completely. You want to end up with about 1/2 cup pureed strawberries --->TIP: double your strawberries if you want to make the strawberry frosting. You'll save yourself the step of doing those later!
  • Add butter, sugar, vanilla, and jello to a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
  • Add eggs one at time beating between each egg.
  • In a separate bowl mix flour and baking powder.
  • Add milk and flour alternately to the butter mixture. Beat well after each addition.
  • Gently fold in strawberry puree.
  • Pour into prepared cake pans.
  • Bake for  35-40 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 296mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.7mg