Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake

This semi-homemade cake makes good use of all those fresh summer strawberries we’ve been picking (if you’re lucky) and buying on the cheap (that’d be me).  It’s become a much anticipated staple at all of our big family dinners and celebrations.

Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake

  • 1 pkg. white cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 c. cooking oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. pureed fresh strawberries

Add all ingredients to a large bowl.  Mix well.  Pour into an 11×15 sheet cake pan.  Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.  Cool completely.


  • 1/2 c. butter (softened)
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. mashed (pureed) strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat together butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla.  Fold in strawberries.  Mix well.  Spread over completely cooled cake.

  • I made this recipe into cupcakes and garnished each cupcake with a fresh strawberry slice for my daughter’s birthday.
  • My mom often scores the sheet cake and places a fresh strawberry slice on each scored piece.  Looks so pretty!
  • This would be a fantastic treat for a Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday party!

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  1. I showed the photo of your cake to my husband and here is the conversation that followed:
    Him “Why don’t we have this?”
    Me “Because I just now saw the recipe.”
    Him “Nah, I bet it’s been posted for at least ten minutes already, that’s no excuse.”
    Me (checks the time on your Twitter update) “Only 8 minutes ago actually.”
    Him “Alright then, I suppose you can make it tomorrow. (big smile)”

    Thanks for sharing Amy! I’m off to thaw more strawberries from my stash.

  2. That looks REALLY GOOD!!

  3. This is my husbands favorite cake. In fact his birthday is this week and he wants me to make it again.
    Here is my version if your interested.

  4. Yum!!!!!! I am so going to make this cake!!

  5. I have strawberries in the freezer, could I use those? I think so, not sure though.
    This look tasty! My family is really enjoying your recipes that I have made. The Tostadas were a HUGE hit!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. YUMMY

    love strawberries, love sheetcake.. combine the two.. nom nom nom

  7. Oh I’m trying this for certain – it looks so good! I make a chocolate sheet cake and a peanut butter one, so this is a wonderful addition!

  8. I have been making almost this exact recipe for about 2 years. My Sunday School class asks for it every time we have an event. It’s such a hit. And so easy and delicious.

  9. Your cake is beautiful! I add fruit to my baked goods just to make them a little bit healthier! Thanks for participating in Slightly Indulgent Mondays!

  10. My, oh my! I love chocolate but strawberry cake is my 2nd fave. 😀 YUM!

  11. my grandma made one like this it was delicous

  12. One of my favorites! I hope you will come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at Mister Linky is up and ready for your entry.

  13. Amy, this looks wonderful! I definitely am going to try it soon!

  14. I love the colours!
    It looks so delicious!

  15. Love strawberries. THANKS!!! Geri

  16. Amy, I was so excited to see this recipe yesterday in my email feed. 🙂 I am hoping to try and make this on Friday. We’re hosting a wedding party bbq for my sister, who is getting married this weekend. She’ll love this! 🙂

  17. Pretty and it looks yummy!

  18. Oh! Have got to try this one! Strawberry cake is my favorite! I’ll have to try it with a DH yellow cake mix since my daughter has a dairy allergy. Hopefully, it will work fine, too!

  19. Oh man — this sounds really good! We’ll have to try it!

  20. OK, I think I may make this for my son’s birthday this weekend! Maybe if I could make the pink turn blue somehow. Do you think if I added food coloring to the strawberry mix it would hurt it? He can’t have a pink cake for his birthday! LOL

    • LOL — Adding food coloring won’t hurt anything, but you might end up with some funky colors! If you add blue, I’m guessing you’ll get some sort of purplish… What about making them more red? That might work. Then you could just do a white cream cheese frosting or something and stick a strawberry on the top of each cupcake. Or a chocolate-covered strawberry! Yum. 🙂 But… that might still be too girly…

  21. You know what, I could go with a dark red and maybe have primary colors accent with the decorations. I could put a blue piece of candy on top (for the kids). That’s a good idea. Thanks!!

  22. I served this at my Bunco party last night and it was a hit. Thanks for another great recipe!

  23. I made sure I exercised yesterday so I could have an extra large piece of this cake for dessert. It did not disappoint, I’m going to have to share some with our neighbors or I will end up eating the whole cake!

  24. You have saved my skin! My 5 year old insists on a strawberry cake for his birthday party next weekend. It will be a large crowd so this will be perfect! He said it had to be a strawberry cake with Hulk Smash on top. I’m thinking making two and making a layer cake…….


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