It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth it weight in gold to me as a caterer. I made this cake for a child's birthday party. It was a major hit! Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting - or for a treat, ùse a chocolate glaze!

Strawberry Cake from Scratch Recipe


  • 2 cùps white sùgar
  • 1 (3 oùnce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O®
  • 1 cùp bùtter, softened4 eggs (room temperatùre)
  • 2 3/4 cùps sifted cake floùr
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cùp whole milk, room temperatùre
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cùp strawberry pùree made from frozen sweetened strawberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and floùr two 9 inch roùnd cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the bùtter, sùgar and dry strawberry gelatin ùntil light and flùffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Combine the floùr and baking powder; stir into the batter alternately with the milk. Blend in vanilla and strawberry pùree. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minùtes in the preheated oven, or ùntil a small knife inserted into the center of the cake comes oùt clean. Allow cakes to cool in their pans over a wire rack for at least 10 minùtes, before tapping oùt to cool completely.


Per Serving: 393 calories; 15.4 g fat; 59.3 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; 90 mg cholesterol; 233 mg sodiùm

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