This cake doesn’t just look pretty, it tastes amazing too! Our Strawberry-Lemonade Cake is a great cake for the warmer months, when we crave lighter and brighter flavors. Plus, it starts out with a box of cake mix, so you know it’s going to be easy. We’re sure you’re going to love it! 

What You’ll Need

  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1 (4-serving size) package strawberry-flavored gelatin mix
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cake mix, gelatin mix, strawberries, eggs, oil, and water, 2 to 3 minutes or until well mixed. Divide batter evenly between cake pans. 
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto wire racks to cool completely.  
  4. To make frosting, in a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Slowly beat in 2 cups sugar at a time, alternating with lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Stir in lemon zest. 
  5. Place one cake layer upside down on a serving plate and frost the top. Place the second layer over the first and frost the top and sides. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Garnish with fresh strawberries to give this cake an extra-special look!
  • Don’t forget to check out our collection of Cake Mix Recipes! There are so many amazing sweets you can make with this shortcut ingredient!
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