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slice of strawberry cake on white plate

Easy Strawberry Cake with Jello

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cake 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: oven


This amazing and easy Strawberry Cake is made with a strawberry cake mix, shredded coconut, pecans, and a bit of strawberry Jello for color. The cake is topped with strawberry cream cheese icing and could not be more delicious.


Units Scale


  • 1 15.25 oz package of white cake mix
  • 1 3 oz package of strawberry jello
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries
  • 3/4 cup of oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 8 oz Cream cheese, room temp
  • 8 tablespoons butter, room temp
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Lightly grease and flour 2 9 inch cake pans.
  3. Gently mash 1 cup of chopped strawberries.
  4. Add the cake mix, jello, oil, milk, eggs, and strawberries into a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Fold in the coconut and pecans.
  5. Divide the cake mix into the two prepared pans. Bake the cakes for 28 to 30 minutes until they start to turn golden brown and pull away from the sides.
  6. Cool cakes in pans on a wire cooling rack for 1o minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Remove the cakes from the pan and allow them to cool completely on the wire rack.) Make sure the cakes are cooling right side up to avoid cracking.
  7. Prepare the frosting while the cakes are cooling:  Gently mash remaining strawberries and discard the liquid.
  8. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a medium bowl with an electric mixer. Slowly add the sugar to the bowl, 1/2 cup at a time and continue mixing on low.
  9. Add strawberries and beat the frosting for another minute, fold in coconut. Set aside in the fridge. 
  10. To assemble the cake, place the 1st layer on a serving tray, right side up. Top with frosting. Add 2nd cake layer on top of frosting layer. frost the top and sides of the cake.
  11. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.


  • Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe
  • Calories: 753
  • Fat: 55
  • Carbohydrates: 116
  • Protein: 9

Keywords: strawberry cake, strawberry jello cake, strawberry cake with jello