Strawberry Sheet Cake

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Sheet cakes are one of the best ways to feed a crowd! This strawberry sheet cake is especially tasty made with fresh pureed strawberries and topped with an amazing homemade strawberry frosting!

I love fresh strawberry desserts when the berries are in season! If I’m not making this sheet cake, you can bet I’m whipping up Strawberry Shortcake or some Strawberry Cupcakes!

Strawberry sheet cake recipe on white plate

Strawberry Texas Sheet Cake

Some of my most popular recipes on the blog are my White Texas Sheet Cake and classic Texas Sheet Cake!

Yes, they’re delicious, but we also like them because they are simple and an easy way to feed a lot of people. 😉

This strawberry sheet cake is a new favorite version! It’s filled with so much strawberry flavor, because it uses both fresh pureed strawberries, plus a package of strawberry jello. Really – it’s amazing!! Not to mention the smooth and creamy strawberry frosting on top.

If you love strawberries and easy cakes, this is the recipe to try!!

Strawberry sheet cake ingredients

How to Make Strawberry Sheet Cake

First and foremost, you will NOT be using the instructions or ingredients that are listed on the box of cake mix. Only use the white cake mix according to the instructions in my recipe!

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

PUREE. Begin by adding your strawberries to a blender or food process and blending. You will need 1 cup of pureed strawberries for the cake batter, plus an additional ¼ cup of pureed strawberries for the frosting.

BATTER. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl until well combined. Add JELL-O and 1 cup strawberry puree. Mix well.

BAKE. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cake cool.

CUPCAKE VERSION: You can make this sheet cake into scrumptious cupcakes. Simply divide the batter into about 24 cupcake tins. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Watch carefully as bake times vary from oven to oven. Cool and frost.

The Strawberry Frosting

This strawberry frosting is the PERFECT partner for strawberry sheet cake!

While cake is cooling, make the strawberry frosting by creaming together the butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and strawberry puree, then mix until smooth and well combined.

Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the frosting on the cake. You can also make this IN ADVANCE, and store in a container in the fridge one day before frosting. Just be sure to give it a good mix before using on the cake or cupcakes.

Strawberry frosting for sheet cake

Fresh strawberry sheet cake

Tips and Variations

Can I use frozen strawberries? You can easily use plain frozen strawberries instead of fresh. Simply allow the berries to thaw a bit, then puree them in the blender.

Variations: To make a raspberry version, use 1 ¼ c pureed raspberries and and a box of raspberry gelatin. We do have recipes for other fruity sheet cakes including cherry, lime, and lemon.

Storage: Store leftover cake, covered, in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze leftover cake. Flash freeze first by placing the leftovers on a baking pan and sticking them in the freezer until solid. Wrap with plastic wrap then again with foil. Freeze for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to eat, simply unwrap and allow to thaw.

Strawberry sheet cake recipe on plate

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Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

5 from 3 votes

This strawberry sheet cake is especially tasty made with fresh pureed strawberries and topped with an amazing homemade strawberry frosting!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 524 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 16 oz strawberries rinsed and with tops cut off
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3 oz strawberry jello

Strawberry Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Begin by adding your strawberries to a blender or food process and blending. You will need 1 cup of pureed strawberries for the cake batter, plus an additional ¼ cup of pureed strawberries for the frosting.

  3. Mix cake mix, eggs, and oil in a large bowl until well combined. Add JELL-O and 1 cup strawberry puree. Mix well.
  4. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Let cake cool.
  7. While cake is cooling, make frosting by creaming together the butter and cream cheese. Add vanilla, powdered sugar and strawberry puree. Frost cake. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Southern Bite.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

    1. It is strawberries and a little sugar that have been pureed in like a food processor. If you have a cup of strawberries, add like 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar and puree in a processor or blender. You could even buy strawberry puree. Hope that helps:)

  1. Do you have any suggestion for adjusting the bake time for the cake to make two circular 8inch cakes?

    Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Came back to print this …. just had to tell you that this is the best cake!!! my nephew (18 years old) loves it so much that he requested that i make it for his 18th birthday – no bakery cake -only aunt heidi’s homemake strawberry cake would do ! thanks for your hard work in bringing us such great & easy recipes

  3. 5 stars
    Very FAVORABLE❤️ MoistEst strawberry cake ever and the small amount of cream cheese in the icing make it fabu