The BEST Strawberry Sheet Cake Ever. Tender, moist cake loaded with fresh strawberries then topped with a to-die-for Lemon Cream Cheese to-die-for frosting! Bring this cake to the next potluck and you’ll be the Belle of Baked Goods!

A slice of Strawberry Sheet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting topped with fresh strawberry on a plate.

Is there anything more delightful than a strawberry sheet cake when the weather begins to warm up a little bit?

I’m so, so, so excited to tell you about this recipe! I’ve been totally craving strawberry cake for about a month now. I was planning on making my favorite, Go To Amazing Strawberry Cake recipe when I saw this Strawberry Sheet Cake recipe in the Southern Living magazine.

Now, when I have a favorite recipe, it’s really, really hard to get me to even consider trying a new one for a similar thing. I really can’t, for the life of me,  explain what possessed me to try this Strawberry Sheet Cake recipe when I love my other recipe soooo much,  but OH MY GOSH, I’m soooo glad I did!

Let me tell you about this, honest to goodness INCREDIBLE cake. Let’s start with the cake itself.  It’s made with cake flour so of course its tender.  It’s got buttermilk and lotsa butter in it so it’s really moist. Okay, stay with me, it has fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of strawberry jello in it, so it’s got the perfect “strawberryness” to the strawberry flavor.

Now for the surprise, knock your socks off,  the FROSTING. The frosting is a lovely lemon, cream cheese, and whipped cream concoction that just may make you weep a little bit. It’s okay if you do, we’re all friends here and ain’t no one who tastes this cake is gonna judge! I promise you, friend 🙂

SAVE THIS STRAWBERRY SHEET CAKE

TO YOUR CAKE BOARD FOR LATER

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How to Strawberry Sheet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Seriously, leave it to Southern Living to come up with a frosting that can make grown men and women weep a bit when they taste it! The flavors of this cake make it absolutely perfect for spring and summer. It’s so yummy, I think it will be the perfect addition to my Easter buffet. I think I’ll make the cake the day before and refrigerate it overnight then make the frosting and frost it on Easter.  Since the frosting is made with whipped cream it’s better served the same day its made. I hope you give this cake a try soon.

A slice of Strawberry Sheet Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting topped with fresh strawberry on a plate.

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Strawberry Sheet Cake with Lemon Frosting

The BEST Strawberry Sheet Cake Ever. Tender, moist cake loaded with fresh strawberries then topped with a to-die-for Lemon Cream Cheese to-die-for frosting! Bring this cake to the next potluck and you’ll be the Belle of Baked Goods!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 603 kcal
Author Kathleen

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups Cake Flour
  • 2 Tablespoon Strawberry Flavored Jello Gelatin Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk Well Shaken
  • 2/3 Cups Fresh Strawberries Chopped

Frosting:

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese At Room Temperature
  • 2/3 Cups Sugar Divided
  • 2/3 Cups Fresh Strawberries Chopped
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 X 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Line baking dish with parchment paper with the long sides extending 2-3 inches. Spray parchment with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Using a stand up electric mixer, beat butter until creamy.  Slowly add sugar then continue to beat 4-5 minutes until it's fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, and beat after each addition until they're incorporated.  Add lemon juice and vanilla and mix in.

  3. In a small bowl combine flour, strawberry jello, baking soda, and salt.  Add the flour mixture to butter mixture alternating with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.  Gently stir in strawberries.  Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool cake completely. Lift the cake out of the pan, using the parchment paper extensions.

  4. Make the frosting: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with 1/3 cup of sugar until mixture is smooth.  Fold in strawberries.

  5. In a large bowl, beat the cream and lemon juice until mixture is frothy. Continue beating on medium-high speed and gradually add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar.  Beat until mixture forms stiff peaks.  Fold half of the whipped cream mixture into the cream cheese mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the rest of the whipped cream mixture.

  6. Immediately spread the top and sides of the cake with frosting. Serve 🙂

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Sheet Cake with Lemon Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Potassium 144mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Sugars 48g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 24.7%
Vitamin C 13.8%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 2.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Source: Southern Living