This Strawberry Cream Cake is made up of super moist strawberry cake with layers of luscious vanilla cream and of course loads of fresh strawberries!

Strawberry Cream Cake on a white cake stand

Springtime is the right time for all things strawberry, and this Strawberry Cream Cake showcases this wonderful fruit like nothing else. Strawberry season means sweet, plump, juicy strawberries in contrast to the sad little tart ones of winter. You can bet your sweet bippy that I hit every local farmers market this time of year to be dazzled by strawberry brilliance.

My Strawberry Cream Cake is explodes with strawberry flavor and has a creamy, fluffy Cool Whip and vanilla pudding filling that melts in your mouth with every bite. Despite this fresh strawberry cake recipe being spot-on, I firmly believe there’s always room for creativity in any recipe.

This is a pretty simple sweet strawberry cream cake recipe. It can be built upon to become a chiffon cake, similar to strawberry cream cake cook’s illustrated, which uses a strawberry mash – or strawberry and cream cake mary berry using lemon curd.

And, you can transform Strawberry Cream Cake into strawberry italian cream cake by using almond extract instead of vanilla, or adding coconut. Super delicious, too!

The bottom line is that any rendition of strawberry cake is fine by me. In fact, any strawberry cream cake near me is a strawberry cream cake MIA!

Have you tried these fabulous my strawberry delights?

My Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is wonderfully cream with a crumbly, buttery topping. Mmm! Mmm!

Good old-fashioned Strawberry Cobbler with fresh strawberries (of course!) and a lemony cake topping is comfort food at its finest!

My Berry Chantilly Cake is a real showstopper! It looks as fancy as it sounds and tastes even better!

A slice of Strawberry and Cream Cake on a colorful dessert saucer

How to Make Strawberry Cream Cake:

Are you ready to make this fabulous Strawberry Cream Cake? Ok! Let’s get baking!

The cake:

Mix all cake ingredients with an electric mixer until combined, scrape the sides, and beat 3 more minutes. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1-1 1/2 hours.

Piece o’ cake, right?

Filling and Topping:

Mix cream cheese and butter with a mixer until smooth. Then, mix in powdered sugar and fold in Cool Whip.

Mix pudding mix, milk and vanilla until it thickens and fold into cream cheese mixture.

That’s how to make a strawberry cream cake filling quick!


Only when cake is completely cooled, cut it in half and spread filling on both layers. Stack ‘em and refrigerate for at least an hour. Then, get all decorative with the strawberries on top!

Can This Strawberry Jello Cake Be Ahead Of Time?

Yes! After Strawberry Jello Cake is assembled, it should be refrigerated for at least an hour. If you’d like to make it further ahead of that time, I’d suggest you wait to garnish with the strawberries until just before serving.

If they’re cut and sit for more than about an hour they can weep. If you refrigerate overnight, let the cake sit out about 30-40 minutes, or until the cream filling softens a bit, before serving.  

How To Freeze This Strawberry Cake With Jello:

Only the cake part of Strawberry Cake with Jello can be frozen, and it’s best if frozen whole, not sliced in half. When freezing a cake, it needs to be cooled completely so extra ice particles don’t form. Make filling and assemble when ready to serve.

More Favorite Strawberry Cake Recipes:

I could go on and on about strawberry cake recipes…so I will!

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake  is a perfectly simple strawberry cake. The yumminess of the cake and the sweet crunchy topping don’t make you miss the frosting at all!

Strawberry Sheet Cake

What makes Strawberry Sheet Cake stand out from other strawberry cakes is its divine lemon cream cheese frosting!

Strawberry Layer Cake

Strawberry Layer Cake is a real looker, too! It’s really rich, moist, and super sweet. To top it all off is strawberry buttercream frosting. Absolutely delicious!

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

I love strawberry shortcake, but I love Strawberry Shortcake Cake even more! The cake is buttermilk moist, and this cake is layered with whipped cream. Yumm-y!

Strawberry Cream Cake on a white cake stand

More Strawberry Cakes Coming Soon:

The world can never have enough strawberry cakes, so here are some more strawberry cakes coming soon.

Homemade Strawberry Cake

Homemade Strawberry Cake has a beautiful soft pink hue due to its natural color. And, it tastes as delicately wonderful as it looks.

Strawberry Cake with Jello

The novelty of Strawberry Cake with Jello is that you can mix the strawberry Jello with any other flavor. Some flavors that come to mind are lemon, raspberry, orange, or pineapple!

Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Strawberry Cake from Scratch. The name says it all. When you have the time and the needed ingredients to bake a cake from scratch, do it!

Best Strawberry Cake Recipe

I believe my Strawberry Cream Cake is the Best Strawberry Cake recipe ever. Stay tuned to see if it can get any better!

Strawberry Poke Cake

Poke cakes are fun! I loved making poke cakes with my mom, pouring her homemade chocolate icing that she had just melted on the stove over vanilla cake. To make Strawberry Poke Cake, you can fill the holes in the cake with gelatin or make your own syrup from fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Crunch Cake

Strawberry Crunch Cake is covered with a crunchy topping reminiscent of the Crunch ice cream bar! Need I say more?

Strawberry Pound Cake

Full of delicious bits of fresh strawberries that burst in your mouth, how could you not be curious about Strawberry Pound Cake?

Strawberry Cheesecake

Strawberry Cheesecake is all about the gooey topping loaded with fresh strawberries, my friends. Y’all know what I’m talkin’ about!

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake has layers of cake and cheesecake, with a shortbread coating all over it! Wow, right?

Recipe Notes For Strawberry Cake:

Ingredients: It’s important that you do not follow the package instructions for either the cake mix or the Jell-O. Just disregard them entirely. Follow the recipe as written here, adding the cake mix and Jell-O when called for.

The Pan: It’s important that you use a heavy duty bundt pan, one that has at least a 12-cup capacity. You’ll notice as you make up this recipe that it has a lot of batters, so I strongly suggest putting your bundt pan on a rimmed baking sheet.

Baking: If you’re looking for a cake that slides nicely out of a nonstick bundt pan, this is it. It’s super smooth sliding out. Just be sure that the nonstick spray you use is designed for baking.

Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe

While you’re digesting all this information about the wonderful world of strawberry desserts, take some time to make this Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe and let me know all about it in the comments below!





Strawberry Cream Cake on a white cake stand
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Strawberry Cream Cake

This Strawberry Cream Cake is made up of super moist strawberry cake with layers of luscious vanilla cream and of course loads of fresh strawberries!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 575 kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 (3 Ounce) Box Strawberry Jello
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Strawberries, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Milk

Creamy Filling And Topping:

  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 8 Ounces Cool Whip
  • 1 (3.4 Ounce) Box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla


  • 1 Pint Strawberries


Make the Cake:

  1. Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 12-14 cup nonstick Bundt pan with Non-Stick baking spray with flour. Set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixture, mix all the cake ingredients on low until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Increase speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared pan.

  4. Place in preheated oven for 1 hour-- 1 1/2 hours or until a bamboo skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. (This cake is dense and has a lot of fruit, so Do Not underbake or it will collapse as it cools.)  Place cake in pan on a wire rack and cool 15-20 minutes. Remove cake from pan and invert onto plate; cool completely.

Make the Creamy Filling and Topping:

  1. Combine cream cheese and butter, with a mixer, in a medium bowl, until completely smooth. Mix in powdered sugar. Fold in Cool Whip.

  2. Mix together the pudding mix, milk, and vanilla, in a separate bowl until it begins to thicken. Fold into cream cheese mixture.


  1. Cut completely cooled cake in half. Spread half the creamy topping on the bottom layer. Top with the second layer of cake. Spread remaining creamy topping on top. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Top decoratively with sliced strawberries.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cream Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 /12 of the recipe)
Calories 575 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 67g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 46g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 32.4%
Calcium 18%
Iron 8.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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