June 7, 2016

A Delicious Strawberry Cake!

Thank you to Marilyn's Treats for featuring this delicious cake!

Do you need a recipe for a cake for a southern summer gathering...I think this might be just what you are looking for. It is one of my favorites. It's easy to convert to a sheet cake or cupcakes too. 

This is a cake that I can eat, and then want another piece in fifteen minutes. Some are too rich for that...but not this one, at least not for me. ha.

The main ingredients are white cake mix, a box of strawberry jello, and some frozen strawberries. Oh yum! 

It's a very old recipe and you may have it...but forgot about it. So here is a reminder for you. If you make it, please let me know what you think. 

Here you go! A great cake for summer. 😊

Strawberry Cake...
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box of white cake mix
  • 1 (3-ounce) box strawberry-flavored instant gelatin
  • 1 (15-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed and pureed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in    syrup,thawed and pureed
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract, optional 
  • 7 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Freshly sliced strawberries, for garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans.

  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix and gelatin. 
  • Add pureed strawberries, eggs, oil, and water. 
  • Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. 
  • Pour into prepared pans, and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. 
  • Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
For the frosting:

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Beat in 1/4 cup of the strawberry puree and the strawberry extract. (The rest of the puree is leftover but can be used in smoothies or on ice cream for a delicious treat.) 
  • Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth.
  • Spread frosting in between layers and on top and sides of cake. 
  • Garnish with sliced fresh strawberries, if desired.

You can make cupcakes, or a sheet cake too. 

This cake is on food network too...but I have had my recipe longer than the internet existed. ha! 

The cake image is from food network. I could not find a picture of mine. ha. 
I think you will like this.

Thanks for visiting,

Blog link parties June 12, 2016

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
I Should be Mopping the Floor, Inspiration Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
Peonies and Orange Blossoms, Favorite Things Thursday Blog Hop
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
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Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartise Girl, Wonderful Wednesday
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday
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The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
My Turn For Us, Freedom Fridays
Chic on a Shoestring, Flaunt It Friday
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Friday p.m.)
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. It sounds delicious - and easy. In the summertime I really don't want anything too complicated - wanting to maximise time with friends and family and minimise time in the kitchen!

  2. I'm bookmarking this cake recipe, so perfect for summer. Not only does it look delicious it is almost to pretty to slice! Thanks for sharing……...

    1. I think you will like this yummy cake.

  3. This looks delicious and since I'm just an okay baker, it's nice to know there's a cake mix involved. Thanks for sharing this. My daughter-in-law loves strawberry cake so when they come to visit I'll have to make this.
    Enjoy your week, Sheila.

    1. I am not the best baker either...and I love short cut recipes. Ha! I think your daughter in law will like this cake.

  4. This sounds so good and easy! And looks pretty too ! I'll let you know when I make it. Thanks for sharing Enjoy this pretty day with beautiful , fluffy , white clouds.

    1. Thanks Linda. Yes...we are having a low humidity sun shiny day. I worked out in the yard for a while and it was so pleasant.

  5. Yum!! Hey how about you make it and I'll show up to taste it! I have frozen strawberries from last summer I haven't finished! This would be a good thing to make!

    1. Sounds like a plan Liz. Bring some nice Michigan strawberries when you come. 😊

  6. That looks delicious! And such a pretty colour too. Perfection!

  7. I am having trouble finding "(10-ounce) package frozen strawberries in syrup". I'll keep looking or make my own. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. This sounds so refreshing for a summer dessert! Love these easy cakes that look like they are from a bakery.

  9. Looks delicious Sheila! I'm sharing on Pinterest. I may want this for my birthday in a couple months..yum!

  10. What could be better than strawberry cake? One with cream cheese frosting! Looks wonderful and delicious!

  11. I love this cake recipe Sheila! Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!
    Enjoy the week.

  12. I love a recipe that starts with a cake mix! This sounds doable by me, for sure! I have never made this cake, so I will be saving this recipe to my Cake board on PInterest. Thanks for sharing it with everyone at the Celebrate Your Story! link party! I am anxious to make this for family this summer!

  13. Thank you for posting this recipe! Can't wait to try it!

  14. This looks pretty and SO delicious!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. I would love to try this recipe!

  16. Hi Sheila. Sorry I haven't been very soical this week or so. Been in the hospital and life realities are breaking me down. Just came by to say Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon.

  17. This is one of our favorite cakes in the summer time! I like to keep it in the fridge and serve it cold. Pinning.

    Thank you so much for joining us. Happy Thoughts of Home. :)

  18. Such a pretty cake! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


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