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Whole strawberry layer cake sliced exposing layers

Strawberry Layer Cake

This intense triple-decker strawberry layer cake is super moist and lovingly crafted with a sweet buttercream frosting that’s addictingly delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Strawberry Layer Cake, How To Make Strawberry Layer Cake, Strawberry Layer Cake, Strawberry Layer Cake Recipe, Strawberry Triple Layer Cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 823kcal
Author Kathleen


Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 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 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 (16-ounce) packages powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries finely chopped


  • Make the Cake: Preheat the Oven to 350 degrees.  Line 3- 9-inch cake pans with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray (I prefer the Baking nonstick cooking spray that contains flour). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix all cake ingredients with an electric mixer on low until just combined.  Scrape the side of the bowl, and increase mixer to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 23 minutes.
  • Cool cake in pans on a rack for about 10 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely. If using the following recipe for Strawberry Buttercream refrigerate cakes until completely chilled.
  • Meanwhile, Make Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the butter at medium until it's pale yellow and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar and strawberries and beat at low until well combined and creamy.  Set in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes to firm it up slightly (You just don't want it to be runny).
  • Spread one of the layers of cake with frosting then refrigerate.  Frost the second layer and refrigerate until the frosting on both layers has firmed up a bit.  Assemble all the layers and frost the top and sides. Refrigerate!


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 823kcal | Carbohydrates: 123g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 104g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg