It’s really quite amazing what you can do with a cake mix . . . and while I love baking from scratch as much as the next person, there are some days when a quick and easy dessert just hits the spot!
These easy cake mix bars happened when I was craving our Cake Batter Blondies, but I did not have a funfetti cake mix on hand. I did, however, have a strawberry cake mix . . . and the rest is history! You could top it with your favorite buttercream icing, but I highly recommend this strawberry icing. They are delicious!
Strawberry Cake Bars
Using a cake mix as a base for this recipe, these strawberry bars could not be any easier!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pan (either 8x11" or 9x9" pan) with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine the cake mix, oil, and egg in a large bowl. Add the milk to the bowl slowly ? you want the batter to remain as dense as possible. Fold in the strawberry jam and white chocolate chips.
Dump batter in prepared pan and spread to the edges. Bake for 25-30 minutes (they will be a little soft/gooey in the middle- just let them sit for about 20-30 minutes and they will set up).
To make frosting, combine all frosting ingredients together in a bowl and frost bars when cool (frosting is optional because these taste amazing without frosting, but I am a serious frosting lover, so I added some and loved the way it turned out).