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Strawberry Jello Cake (Video Recipe)

This Strawberry Jello Cake has to be one of our all-time favorite desserts... made with yellow cake, strawberry mousse and a beautiful mirror glaze. It's perfect for holidays like Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthdays or a party!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: jello cake, strawberry jello cake
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1/2 15-oz box yellow cake mix or white cake mix, see note
  • half of ingredients on cake mix box eggs, oil, water etc

Strawberry Mousse

  • 6 oz strawberry jello powder two small boxes
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 cups whipped cream or cool whip, about 8 oz, see note

Mirror Glaze

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom of a 13x9 inch glass baking dish and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, prepare the cake batter according to the instructions on the box. [If you prefer a homemade version, see note below]
  • 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. Meanwhile, make the strawberry mousse.

Strawberry Mousse

  • In a medium bowl, add 6 oz strawberry jello and 2 cups of boiling water. Stir slowly for one minute to dissolve.
  • Stir in 1 cup of cold water and set aside until half set (THICK BUT NOT FIRM). It takes about over 1 hour at room temperature or 5-10 minutes in the fridge. It's important to wait until it's half set, otherwise, your whipped cream and jello will separate when the mixture cools down.
  • Add the whipped cream/cool whip to the jello and mix until smooth. The mixture should be quite thick.
  • Once the cake is cool, spread the filling evenly across the cake using a spatula. Rap the pan on the counter a few times to level the filling and remove any trapped air.
  • Chill for at least 1 hour on a level surface in your fridge. Meanwhile, make the mirror glaze.

Mirror Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, combine 3 oz jello powder with 1 cup boiling water and stir slowly for one minute until dissolved. Stir in ½ cup cold water and set aside to cool.
  • Remove the cake from the fridge. Arrange strawberry halves on top of the filling, approx. 4 widthwise by 5 lengthwise.
  • Once the jello is lukewarm, carefully pour it over the back of a spoon, dribbling across the top of the filling surface and over the strawberries.
  • Chill one more hour to allow the glaze to set. Congratulations, you're done - enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • To make a yellow cake from scratch: 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.
  • If you are planning to whip your own cream, it takes 1 1/2 cups of liquid whipping cream to make 3 cups whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.4mg