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Selfmade Strawberry Sheet Cake is a moist, tender cake topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting. Strawberry jam infuses this cake with candy strawberry taste with no synthetic flavors!

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a slice of strawberry sheet cake on a plate topped with fresh strawberry slices

Selfmade Strawberry Sheet Cake

I’ve made a number of strawberry desserts over time…strawberry desserts, strawberry cupcakes, cobblers, breads, muffins…and I’ll hyperlink to all these yummy recipes on the backside of this submit. BUT I’ve by no means shared my recipe for a Basic From-Scratch Strawberry Cake! My mother used a recipe that began with a field combine and added in strawberry jell-o…and I’ll let you know, that cake was comfortable and scrumptious, with the magic that solely a boxed cake can carry.

BUT I needed to essentially crack the code on strawberry cake with out including synthetic flavors!

Why Use Strawberry Jam In This Recipe As an alternative of Recent Strawberries?

I attempted quite a lot of variations of this recipe earlier than I felt assured that I had nailed it. Right here’s what I discovered:

  • I attempted utilizing diced, recent strawberries, however didn’t like the way in which the recent berries made the cake moist surrounding the berries. Plus, strawberries are a seasonal fruit they usually aren’t all the time as candy as they must be for baking.
  • Frozen strawberries carried out very similar to recent, however made the cake even wetter within the pockets the place the berries had been.
  • I attempted mixing up the strawberries and utilizing the puree, however discovered that it didn’t add sufficient strawberry taste.
  • I made a selfmade strawberry puree by boiling and decreasing strawberries with sugar. Including this to the cake made it too dense.

OUTCOME: So I attempted seedless strawberry jam and located the precise proper taste and sweetness, plus it didn’t make the cake too dense.

a piece of strawberry cake on a plate from above with fresh strawberry slices

Elements Wanted For My Strawberry Sheet Cake

This cake recipe is fairly easy. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Granulated Sugar
  • Butter and Vegetable Oil: I discover the mix of those two fat are what offers this the moist texture, but in addition good taste. You can make this cake with all oil for a lighter textured cake, OR all butter for a extra dense, however wealthy cake.
  • Taste: Vanilla extract and Seedless Strawberry Jam
  • Dry Elements: Baking powder, Baking Soda, Salt, All Objective Flour
  • Moist Elements: ButtermilkMassive Eggs
  • Non-obligatory – pink meals coloring in the event you actually need to amp up the pink colour of your cake!

If You Don’t Have Buttermilk…

Make your individual! I’ve an awesome Homemade Buttermilk Recipe that it’s best to positively try. Only a scant cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice blended collectively creates a selfmade model of buttermilk.

Do You Have To Refrigerate This Strawberry Sheet Cake?

For those who use the cream cheese frosting recipe offered, sure, you do have to refrigerate this cake. For those who don’t use a cream cheese frosting you possibly can retailer the cake at room temperature as an alternative!

What If You Don’t Like Cream Cheese Frosting?

There are many different frostings you can use on this cake as an alternative! You can even mud it with powdered sugar for extra of an quaint vibe. Listed below are some concepts for different frostings that may be scrumptious on this cake:

Strawberry Cake Slice on a plate topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries

Can You Make This Sheet Cake Right into a Layer Cake?

  1. Put together the recipe as written. Coat 2, 9- inch spherical cake pans OR 3, 8- inch spherical cake pans with nonstick spray. Minimize out parchment rounds to suit into the bottoms of the pans. Spray the pans once more to coat the highest of the parchment paper.
  2. Divide the batter evenly among the many ready pans and bake for half-hour, or till the facilities are set and a toothpick inserted comes out clear.
  3. Enable the desserts to chill within the pans for 10 minutes after which flip the desserts out onto a wire rack to chill fully.
  4. If utilizing the frosting recipe offered, double the recipe so you have got sufficient for a layer cake.
a slice of strawberry cake on a plate with a piece missing

Garnishing A Strawberry Cake:

The fantastic thing about a sheet cake is that it’s straightforward! No fussy layers or adorning to fret about. BUT if you wish to costume up your layer cake, listed here are just a few concepts:

Recent Strawberries! Slice them or use them entire, strawberries on a strawberry cake is a no brainer. For those who use sliced, place them on proper earlier than serving, so that they don’t sweat onto the frosting which seems a bit of messy.

Frosting swirls. For those who like to pipe frosting roses, or piped decorations go for it! This cream cheese frosting isn’t tremendous stiff, so add in some extra powdered sugar to make it a bit thicker so your roses will maintain form.

Sprinkles. Sprinkles are all the time an awesome ornament for desserts!

Trying For Even Extra Strawberry Recipes? Attempt These:


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This from-scratch Strawberry Cake may be very straightforward to make with a comfortable, tender crumb and topped with creamy frosting!


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups all function flour
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • optionally available – just a few drops of pink meals coloring


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4– ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with baking spray. You can even line the baking dish with parchment paper and coat with nonstick spray. Put aside.
  2. Within the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and sugar collectively for two minutes on medium pace, till as mixed as doable, scraping the edges of the bowl as obligatory. Add within the vegetable oil and blend for 1 minute till creamy, after which the strawberry jam till mixed.
  3. Add within the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and blend till easy.
  4. Flip the mixer to low and add within the flour and buttermilk in alternating parts, starting and ending with the flour. Combine till simply mixed. If desired add just a few drop of pink meals coloring to amp up the pink colour.
  5. Unfold the batter into the ready cake pan and bake for 35 minutes, or till a toothpick inserted within the middle of the cake comes out clear.
  6. Enable the cake to chill within the pan fully.
  7. Frosting: Within the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine the butter and cream cheese collectively on medium pace till easy. Add within the jam and blend till mixed, scraping the edges of the bowl as obligatory.
  8. Flip the mixer to low and add within the powdered sugar. As soon as it’s mixed, flip the mixer as much as medium and beat till creamy and easy. Unfold the frosting in your cooled cake and garnish with recent strawberries if desired.


Retailer hermetic within the fridge (because of the cream cheese frosting) for as much as 3 days.


  • Serving Measurement: 1 slice
  • Energy: 677
  • Sugar: 72.5 g
  • Sodium: 210.2 mg
  • Fats: 27.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 103.2 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g
  • Ldl cholesterol: 106.7 mg

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