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Strawberry jello cake is a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients: yellow cake, strawberry jello, whipped topping and strawberries. An easy recipe that makes an incredible dessert for parties, birthday parties, Mother’s Day and Easter. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

Strawberry Jello Cake has to be one of our all-time favorite desserts! It’s an absolutely gorgeous showstopper that can be served standalone or with fresh strawberries and whipped cream on the side. We got rave reviews for birthday parties, Mother’s Day and even Easter. It’s even better than strawberry shortcake…!

Strawberry jello cake is a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients: yellow cake, strawberry jello, whipped topping and strawberries. An easy recipe that makes an incredible dessert for parties, birthday parties, Mother’s Day and Easter. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

You make this cake with three layers inside a rectangular baking dish. The bottom layer is a simple fluffy sponge cake (you can use store bought cake mix or make your own). The middle layer is an easy strawberry filling made with whipped cream and strawberry jello. Halved strawberries go on the top along with a strawberry jello glaze.

This cake is sometimes called a mirror cake because the top layer is so shiny it’s almost a mirror glaze. And that’s a good thing because the jello makes it easy to serve — the pieces can literally be popped out of the pan with any rigid spatula.

Strawberry jello cake is a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients: yellow cake, strawberry jello, whipped topping and strawberries. An easy recipe that makes an incredible dessert for parties, birthday parties, Mother’s Day and Easter. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

For the first layer, you can use a cake mix, although you’ll only need half of the box. If you prefer homemade, simply beat 4 eggs with a 1/2 cup of sugar for about 5 minutes to get it fluffy. Then fold in a 1/2 cup of flour until blended.

While the cake is baking, you can make the jello filling. If you want to use natural jello or agar agar, Simply Delish Strawberry Jel works well as a direct substitute for the jello powder. Just note the package sizes are different than jello, so get the same number of ounces.

Let the jello set while the cake bakes and then cools. When you mix the jello with whipped cream, the jello can still be liquid or soft set, as long as it hasn’t become rigid. Whisk it together with whipped cream and you will get light-pink colored filling, then you’ll be ready to pour it on top of the cooled cake.

Strawberry jello cake is a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients: yellow cake, strawberry jello, whipped topping and strawberries. An easy recipe that makes an incredible dessert for parties, birthday parties, Mother’s Day and Easter. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

You can put halved strawberries on the filling for a beautiful presentation, and raspberries are a great substitute here too. If your filling is too liquid to hold the strawberries, simply chill for 10-15 minutes and you’ll be good to go.

Depending on how big they are, you can fit about 20 berries in about a 4×5 pattern across the top. Then chill for an hour or more for the filling to set.

Strawberry jello cake is a delicious dessert. All you need is a few simple ingredients: yellow cake, strawberry jello, whipped topping and strawberries. An easy recipe that makes an incredible dessert for parties, birthday parties, Mother’s Day and Easter. Video recipe. | Tipbuzz.com

After the filling has set, you’re ready to add the mirror glaze. Make more strawberry jello the same way as for the filling, and let it cool to room temperature. If you’re in a hurry, put your bowl of jello in an ice water bath for 5-10 minutes and stir a few times and it’ll be ready.

It’s best to pour the jello glaze over the back of a spoon, which helps it to dribble and avoid penetrating your filling. It’s fine to dribble onto the strawberries as well as the filling…

Once the mirror glaze is on, carefully place the entire dish into the fridge to chill for one more hour. Then you’re ready to serve!

You can make this cake up to two days in advance, as it keeps nicely in the fridge covered in plastic wrap. If you want to see the entire process from start to finish, watch our video tutorial:

Strawberry Jello Cake

A delicious layered dessert recipe with fresh strawberries
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Servings
18 servings
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Ingredients
Cake Layer
  • 1/2 box yellow or white cake mix +half of ingredients called for on the box
Filling Layer
  • 6 ounces strawberry jello powder
  • 8 ounces whipped cream or topping
  • 10 fresh strawberries halved
Mirror Glaze
  • 3 ounces strawberry jello powder
Servings
18 servings
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Ingredients
Cake Layer
  • 1/2 box yellow or white cake mix +half of ingredients called for on the box
Filling Layer
  • 6 ounces strawberry jello powder
  • 8 ounces whipped cream or topping
  • 10 fresh strawberries halved
Mirror Glaze
  • 3 ounces strawberry jello powder
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Rating: 3.7
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish and set aside.
  2. [Cake Mix] In a medium bowl, prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box. [OR Homemade] In a medium bowl, beat 4 eggs and 1/2 cup white sugar for 5 minutes until fluffy, then fold in 1/2 cup all purpose flour until blended.
  3. Pour cake batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and puffy. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan at least 30 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, add 6 oz strawberry jello and 2 cups of boiling water. Stir slowly for one minute to dissolve. Then stir in 1 cup of cold water and set aside to cool.
  5. While the cake is cooling, make the filling. The jello mixture can still be liquid or partially set, just not rigid. Mix with the whipped cream in a medium bowl. Once the cake is cool, spread the filling evenly across the cake. Rap the pan on the counter a few times to help level the filling.
  6. Add halved strawberries. (If your filling is too liquid to hold the strawberries, just chill for 10-15 minutes.) Arrange strawberry halves on top of the filling, approx. 4 widthwise by 5 lengthwise. Chill for 1 hour or until set; meanwhile, make the mirror topping.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine 3 oz jello with 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add ½ cup cold water and let cool.
  8. Remove the cake from the fridge. Carefully pour jello over the back of a spoon across the top of the filling and over the strawberries. Chill one more hour to set. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Jello Cake
Amount Per Serving (100g)
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 417mg 17%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 57g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 7%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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