Fresh Strawberry Jell-O Cake


(this post originally aired in April 09, but without pictures)

Fresh Strawberry Jell-o CakeAfter my sister in law was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, we received a huge box of Jell-o, ice cream syrups, candies, puddings and other sugar filled things from her house.  It was an attempt to remove the temptation so she could get her diet under control.  My kids ate a ton of just plain Jell-o, but I also tried to get a little fancy, too.

This is where I say how very wonderful I think the internet is. I just did an internet search for  jell-o and yellow cake mix and Voila! at least 3 different ways to use it appeared on my screen. This is the one I chose.  It’s a step away from the traditional poke cakes and it totally works for me!  The kids loved the flavor, I loved the redeeming fact that there was actual fruit in the cake.
Fresh Stawberry Jell-o Cake
Strawberry Jell-O Cake
  • 1 pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 6oz pkg strawberry Jell-O
  • dash of salt
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed and drained (keep juice for frosting)
  • 3 eggs
  • Frosting/Filling
  • ¼ cup butter
  • dash salt
  • ½ cup strawberry juice (drained from berries in cake)
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  1. Combine cake mix and jell-o.
  2. Add strawberries (drained) Add oil, water and eggs, beat 5 minutes.
  3. Bake in 2 layers, 350 degrees for 30 minutes(LINE PANS WITH WAX PAPER)
  4. Combine butter, salt and juice.
  5. Beat in sugar a cup at a time until until smooth and a good spreading consistency.
  6. When cake is cooled, spread filling in between layers and on the top.

6 thoughts on “Fresh Strawberry Jell-O Cake

  1. >That looks good! I recently discovered Jello jigglers (I knew about them but never made them)…you can use up 4 small boxes at a time.

  2. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have a question though. Is the water you’re including part of the “box cake” recipe or are you adding water to even out the dryness because you’re adding a box of Jello?

    1. Hi Sandra,
      This recipe does not follow the “box directions,” so I didn’t include extra water. All of the wet ingredients listed are needed to moisten the jell-o and cake mix.

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