Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe

This Strawberries and Cream Cake is so easy to make and full of amazing flavor. It only requires a few simple ingredients, and tastes absolutely amazing. You will love this delicious and light dessert.

Strawberry season is here and I couldn’t be more happy.
One of my favorite desserts of all time is my mom’s Black Forest Cake (it’s what I request for my birthday each year) and I thought that it would be delicious to make it using a white cake mix.
The results: AMAZING.
We have our own strawberry patch this year, so I am excited to make it many times over the summer. This recipe makes two 8″ or 9″ cakes, so it’s perfect for a party.
Or it’s perfect to invite friends over to share and play games. But if you just keep it to yourself and stuff your face with lots of cake, we don’t judge you, because it is just that good, and you deserve it.

what other cake flavor would be good with this combination?

We are total cake people. If it has a fluffy, moist bottom, and is smothered in a frosting-like substance, we are all over it.

This Strawberries and Cream Cake is out of this world delicious, and full of flavor. It’s better than Strawberry Shortcake.

Here are a few other flavor combinations that would taste amazing with this cake.

  • Lemon Cake Mix
  • Strawberry Cake Mix
  • Funfetti Cake Mix
  • Chocolate Cake Mix (try our Black Forest Cake Recipe with this one)

Be creative with your cake and try what you think your favorite would be. The lemon cake mix with the strawberries and cream is one of our favorite.

It tastes like a strawberry lemonade cake, and it is to die for.

Tips to make the perfect cake:

I do love homemade cake, but cake mix cake is just as good, and extremely easy. I am all about shortcuts, and cake mix was calling my name for this one.

  • Make your cake as directed on the box. Always cook your cake for the lesser amount of time as the box directs. For example, if your cake says 25-30 minutes, always cook it until the 25 minute mark.
  • Make the cream using a hand mixer.
  • Cream cheese can be a little difficult to work with, unless you cream it on it’s own first. I have found that when I cream the cream cheese by itself with an electric hand mixer, that it always seems to be more creamy with no lumps.

  • Fold in your whipped cream. If you fold in your whipped cream instead of mixing it in with a hand mixer, it will be way fluffier and thick.
  • Wait for your cake to cool. This is key in making a well set up, and layered cake. If you put your cream on while your cake is even slightly warm, it will melt, and make a strange texture when it does set up. We highly recommend letting your cake cool completely, before adding the cream layer to it.

  • Fresh strawberries work best. We have found that this cake is more rich, thick, and delicious when we use fresh strawberries, not frozen. If you use frozen, they are definitely more soggy, and won’t set up as well with the gel.

related recipe: love strawberries and cream? Try our favorite strawberries and cream poke cake!

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Serves: 20

Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe

1 hrPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hr, 30 Total Time

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    White cake:
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Cream layer:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip (lite is fine if you want to use it!)
  • Fruit topping:
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 package Strawberry Danish Dessert


  1. Prepare as directed on cake mix and divide batter into 2 round cake pans or one 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Bake according to directions on cake mix and let cool completely.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Sread evenly over cake.
  3. Mix the Danish Dessert with 1 3/4 cups water. Cook according to package directions. Let cool slightly, then fold in the strawberries. Let cool completely before spreading over cakes (I usually put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes).
  4. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it (I usually like to refrigerate it for about 2 hours before serving).


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14 Responses to “Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe”

  1. I couldn't find the strawberry dessert so I just bought the strawberry glaze sold in the produce section of my grocery store (Publix). However, my cake is so messy and top heavy and all the toppings keep falling off! Still tastes really good though ;)
  2. Kasey Campos
    I LOVE IT! This looks so good. Seriously one of my favorite things for summer is deserts with strawberry. I can't wait to try your version. I will let you know how mine turns out. Probably not as pretty but hopefully tasty..
    I am going to pin it to make sure I have it for later.
  3. Something Swanky
    Oh my goodness! You guys! The blog looks so good!! When did this happen? Did I just completely miss it? I know I was here on Saturday, was it like this then??? I've been so spacey with the wedding going on! Anyway-- L-O-V-E it!! And featuring this recipe tomorrow :)

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