Dad’s Strawberry Cake Recipe

This recipe is a family favorite. It’s my dad’s favorite birthday cake and has been since he was a little boy. The frosting is a traditional buttercream with fresh strawberries. It does require refrigeration and is not really meant for piping or decorating.

1 box White Cake Mix
1 small box of strawberry jello
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup of oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen – do not thaw)
1/2 cup of water

Mix all ingredients together. I usually follow the cake mix doctor’s recommendation of mixing for 2 minutes. My great grandmother said this will fill 2 eight inch pans but she was not talking about “professional” cake pans. I really find this cake will fill 2 6 inch pans and a few extra cupcakes.

Edited to add: Bake at 325 degrees until toothpick comes out clean. Usually 30-45 minutes.

1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen – thawed)
1 stick of room temperature butter
2lbs of powdered sugar

Blend strawberries and butter together with hand mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar to desired consistency. This frosting can be used as a glaze by reducing the amount of powdered sugar you add. If your strawberries are very juicy, you may need to add a bit more powdered sugar to get the consistency you desire to ice your cake.

Strawberry cake

Dad's Strawberry cake wrapped in Pirouette Cookies

Because the frosting isn’t very decorator friendly I wrapped this cake in Chocolate Pirouette Cookies. It took just over 2 containers of cookies.  Fresh strawberries are piled on top with a red ribbon to finish the look. The ribbon also helped the cookies stay in place on delivery:)

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  1. How long and what temperature does this cake need to bake?

    • Thanks for catching that Lisa. I bake all my cakes at 325 degrees. It takes between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the size and depths of your pans. I start checking my cakes around 25 minutes and use the “until the toothpick comes out clean” approach.

  2. I’ve been looking for a while for good recipes. Thank you.

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