Strawberry Valentine’s Cake

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This recipe is a Valentine’s family tradition! My grandma made it for my mom and uncles…my mom made it for us…and now I’ve made it a few times too! The original ingredients call for a white cake mix. For some strange reason (it’s not something I remember buying and don’t usually), we had a strawberry cake mix, so I went with that this time!

– 1 box white cake mix
– 1 box (small) strawberry jello
– 1 C chopped strawberries (can us frozen or fresh)
– 1/2 oil (I use 1/4 oil, 1/4 applesauce)
1/4 water
– 4 eggs
– 1/2 C butter
– 1 8oz. block of cream cheese-
– 1/2 C strawberries
– 4 C powdered sugar

– mix cake mix and jello (dry)

– add all wet ingredients and mix until combined

– poor into heart-shaped pans and bake at 325 for 40-45 mins. Let cool completely before frosting!

– while the cake bakes, mix up your frosting. cream butter & cream cheese together first (this works better if they are both at room temp). then add strawberries & powdered sugar until the desired consistency & taste is reached.
*note: this will not be like thick buttercream frosting…it’s somewhere in-between frosting & glaze. So, it will be somewhat runny.

– frost your cake & garnish with fresh strawberries if desired. Don’t put the strawberries on until you plan on serving–if you put them on too far in advance (day/night before, they will start getting runny).

Voila! Now serve & enjoy your very pink, moist, and sweet strawberry cake! 
Does your family have any Valentine’s food traditions or favorite sweet treats?
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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3 Responses

  1. I love this cake! This was my daughter's birthday cake last year… I made it as a round double-layer cake. I'm going to have to try it with the strawberry cake mix the next time. You can't have too much strawberry in our family!

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