Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe

Strawberry season is here and I couldn’t be more happy! One of my favorite desserts of all time is my mom’s Black Forest Cake (it’s what I request for my birthday each year) and I thought that it would be delicious to make it using a white cake mix . . .
The results: AMAZING!
We have our own strawberry patch this year, so I am excited to make it many times over the summer.
This recipe makes two 8″ or 9″ cakes, so it’s perfect for a party. Or to invite friends over to share. Or to just stuff your face with lots of cake.
Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe
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  • White cake:
  • 1 white cake mix
  • Ingredients called for on cake mix
  • Cream layer:
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip (lite is fine if you want to use it!)
  • Fruit topping:
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 package Strawberry Danish Dessert


  1. Prepare as directed on cake mix and divide batter into 2 (8" or 9") cake pans. Bake according to directions on cake mix and let cool completely. Place cakes on serving plates.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip. Divide evenly and spread half over each cake.
  3. Mix the Danish Dessert with 1 3/4 cups water. Cook according to package directions. Let cool slightly, then dump in the strawberries. Let cool completely before dividing over cakes (I usually put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes).
  4. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve it (I usually like to refrigerate it for about 2 hours before serving).

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9 Responses to “Strawberries and Cream Cake Recipe”

  1. I couldn't find the strawberry dessert so I just bought the strawberry glaze sold in the produce section of my grocery store (Publix). However, my cake is so messy and top heavy and all the toppings keep falling off! Still tastes really good though ;)
  2. Kasey Campos
    I LOVE IT! This looks so good. Seriously one of my favorite things for summer is deserts with strawberry. I can't wait to try your version. I will let you know how mine turns out. Probably not as pretty but hopefully tasty..
    I am going to pin it to make sure I have it for later.
  3. Something Swanky
    Oh my goodness! You guys! The blog looks so good!! When did this happen? Did I just completely miss it? I know I was here on Saturday, was it like this then??? I've been so spacey with the wedding going on! Anyway-- L-O-V-E it!! And featuring this recipe tomorrow :)

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