Strawberry Cream Cake

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This Strawberry Cream Cake recipe is a big crowd pleaser, and great for summer parties. With fresh strawberries, real cream, and delicious jam, it’s sure to please the family.Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe!

One summer, about 7 years ago, I must have had this Strawberry Cream Cake about 10 times. Among my circle of friends, it was requested at every baby shower, book club, or girls night we had. There was a gal, Tiffany, who introduced it to the group, but it was my dear friend Linda who typed it out, and included it in the recipe book she gave me of her favorites when she moved away. I hadn’t made it for quite a while, and got excited to whip it up the other day when we had family in town.

strawberry sheet cake

This is no ordinary strawberry shortcake recipe, it’s deluxe!


Start with a jelly roll pan and a white cake mix.  If you don’t know what that type of pan isis, it’s big and thin. I like cakes better this way anyway.  The strawberry glaze and cream on top is where it’s at, the cake is just the base. I added some cut up strawberries to the original recipe because I like texture in my cake.

How to make strawberry cream cake

baking strawberry cake

Above is the cooked cake, the strawberries sunk down into the cake.

kids helping make strawberry cake

My girls were excited to help, and I had my oldest chop off the stem on the strawberries.  The youngest snatched a few…

cook strawberries for cake recipe

I then decided to veer from the original recipe and make my own glaze. You can buy pre-made glaze at the grocery store (they sell the bright red stuff by the strawberries) but I am liking making my own treats lately, generally less sugar. This process reminded me of making strawberry freezer jam, but a lot less sugar. making strawberry glaze

After cooking the strawberries for a few minutes, they softened and I mashed them down in the boiling water.

strawberry cake recipe

Speaking of less sugar, this cream cheese frosting has 2 cups of powdered sugar, so not so much sugar free or anything. But I LOVE a good cream cheese frosting…I pretty much only do cream cheese frosting on everything. This also has a little cool whip in it.  I topped with some of the fresh strawberries my girls cut up.

Here is the cream cake before the glaze…you can see the strawberry in the cake part make a little appearance, shyly. Then voila, ready to gobble up!

strawberries and cream sheet cake


Strawberry Cream Cake


  • white cake mix
  • 2 cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 pt. whipping cream (cool whip)
  • strawberry glaze, store bought or homemade (corn starch, lemon juice)
  • Lots of strawberries (I used 2 of the BIG strawberry cartons for glaze, topping, and inside)


1 package white cake mix cooked in jelly roll pan for 15 minutes at 350

(this is where I added some chopped up strawberries for a little extra texture in the cake)


  • 2 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

stir in:

  1. 1 pt. whipping cream (cool whip)
  2. Spread above over the cooked cake and refrigerate. I then put the strawberries on top and served each individual slice with the homemade glaze. But the cake I know uses the store bought glaze and mixes that with the strawberries and then  tops. My homemade glaze didn’t set as well and was a bit runnier.

Other Strawberry and blueberry recipes you may love:

Individual Strawberry Lemonade

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Pretzel Squares

Blueberry Whip Cake

Blueberry Sweet Rolls

{This recipe was originally shared August 10, 2012, updated in 2017}

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  1. Looks yummy! I will have to try this one for sure!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      It is an easy recipe to love!

  2. Wendy says:

    I’m practically drooling over this cake, thanks for sharing!! I absolutely LOVE strawberries in the summer. I love adding cut up/sliced strawberries to a lot of cold drinks this time of year–lemonades, snapple drinks, juices, adult drinks ;), etc. I also love to just munch on them plain and simple, sliced up!

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Oooo, lots of fun ideas! Strawberries and vanilla yogurt are my favorite simple snack. Lemonades, for sure!

  3. YAY! Your site is LIVE! Looks great. So does this yummy strawberry dessert that I pinned. Ship me some, m’kay? 😉

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Lets meet inbetween TX & AZ for cake!

  4. Kristen Duke says:

    Girl, if I could ship you some, I totally would!!! Next time we get together, m’kay?

  5. Rita says:

    This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it, thanks for sharing!

  6. This just screams summer..Oh I need to go to the Farmers Market get some juicy strawberries and make this! I am featuring it on Tickled Pink tomorrow. Thanks for linking up!

  7. What an awesome cake!!! I love the strawberries peeking out from the baked cake! And cream cheese frosting with cool whip in it? Yup, I need me some of that goodness:-)

  8. What a great idea to add to our favorite sheet cake recipe.

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  10. Now that is some incredible color. Bring on spring! It just can’t come soon enough for me!

  11. Kelly says:

    Looks so super-duper delicious! Get in my bella! xo

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I agree! I haven’t made it in months, and it’s calling my name!!

  12. Wow, This looks so tasty! That sauce is the bomb!

  13. Ana says:

    Boy does that look delicious! Pinned it!

  14. That looks amazing!!!

  15. Kathie says:

    Hello, I’d love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!


  16. Ruthie says:

    For heavens sake… this must be heavenly! I’m so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell… come back again next week to party with me again 🙂 xoxo~ Ruthie

  17. Rita says:

    This looks amazing. I am pinning this so I can try it out sometime!

  18. This cake looks amazingly beautiful and delicious! I pinned it and cannot wait to make it! It looks like the perfect dessert for Easter!

  19. You Rock! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow twice on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!

  20. This looks amazingly delicious and light. I LOVE your pictures. I think my mouth is watering 🙂 I have some extra strawberries and now I know what I’ll do with them! We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

  21. Umm..I think I need a slice (or two) asap! Bring some to SNAP with you k? 🙂

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I’ll shove some in my suitcase!!

  22. Sally Cavey says:

    Hi Kristen, I think if you add a little corn starch to your strawberry glaze it will help
    thicken it up. Mustang Sally

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Excellent, thank you!!

  23. maria says:

    Beautiful cake!I would like to know the mesure of the cream cheese it said 2. but is it cups? quarters? thank you very much!!!

  24. Loved it! Made it last night and all the ladies in my office asked for the recipe!! This will be a go to in my recipe box!

  25. Ari R says:

    Wow that looks so delicious! The cake looks perfect ! 🍰
    Just beautiful!!! 😋😋😋😋

  26. Mutia says:

    i love stawberry, thanks!

  27. Riki says:

    Verry love strawberry cream

  28. I like Strawberry Cream Cake!

  29. strawberry yummy

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  31. vex 3 says:

    Thank you for sharing this article! The cake is amazing! My family was very excited with it!


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