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20 Strawberry Cake Mix Recipes (+ Easy Dessert Ideas)

You may be wondering, “Why do I need strawberry cake mix recipes? Aren’t the instructions on the box?”

Yes. If all you’re making is strawberry cake, you can follow the instructions on the box.

However, you might need a recipe if you want to branch out and make other things. 

Sweet Strawberry Cake with Icing and Fresh Strawberries
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This list features 20 strawberry cake mix recipes. It starts with the obvious (strawberry cake) and includes all kinds of great stuff.

There are strawberry brownies, cupcakes, cake balls, and even a strawberry pie cake! And yes, that last one is as decadent as it sounds. 

Also, most of these recipes are pink. So even if you don’t like strawberries, these are fantastic for any pink-themed party.

1. Strawberry Cake

This enchanting pink cake is lovely, and just by looking at it, I can tell three things: 

  • It tastes fantastic.
  • It smells incredible.
  • It has a moist, fluffy texture that’s impossible to turn down.

And since I’ve also made this cake, I can verify that all those things are true.

It’s three layers of moist cake separated by layers of cream cheese icing.

Cream cheese icing, which by the way, has fresh strawberries in it! This elegant cake is ideal for entertaining.

It’s also delicious enough to eat all by yourself without sharing. Your choice!

2. Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies

These chewy brownies take less than 30 minutes to make, and they’re exquisite.

They’re thick, chewy, and sweet. The tangy cream cheese icing complements them nicely. 

Sometimes, I add macadamia nuts to them for an added crunch.

3. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies

It doesn’t matter what kind of event you’re planning. You need these strawberry cake mix cookies in your life. They’re beautiful and taste amazing. 

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They’re soft, tender, and melt-in-your-mouth good. They’d be phenomenal even without the white chocolate chips. With them, though, they’re out of this world.

4. Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

If you’re looking for a lovely dessert to feed a whole crowd, this recipe is for you. It looks and tastes terrific, and it’s effortless to make. 

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make it, and it’s a genuine delight for the senses.

The spongy cake, creamy pudding, and silky whipped topping all play well together.

The flavor is pure strawberry sweetness. If Miss Strawberry Shortcake whipped a trifle, this trifle would be it.

5. Strawberry Shortcake Dump Cake

Dump cake is messy by design, but it’s a spectacular mess. And with only three ingredients, it’s a simple mess to make. 

It’s buttery and full of strawberry flavor. You can even jazz it up some by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh-cut strawberries.

6. Strawberry Cupcakes

The great thing about box cake mixes is that you can do so much with them. For example, you can easily convert them into cupcakes instead. 

These aren’t just any old strawberry cupcakes, though. You’ll add a sweet and tangy strawberry filling into the center of each one. 

The rich, sugary sweet frosting is the final delectable touch. They’re so fluffy, and the gooey filling adds so much flavor.

Most people will think they’re entirely homemade. 

7. Strawberry White Chocolate Gooey Bars

These chewy bars have a fudgy texture and a fruity taste. They’re thick, rich, gooey, and so soft that they practically melt on your tongue.

Just be sure you don’t shirk on the condensed milk. That’s what gives them their fantastic texture. 

*Pro Tip: If you prefer more contrast in the colors, use milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips. The taste doesn’t change significantly. The colors, though, are much bolder.

8. Strawberry Cake Mix Dip

This three-ingredient dip is perfect for Valentine’s Day. It’s thick, creamy, and has a nice balance of sweetness and tanginess.

You can use anything to dip with – cookies, fruit, pretzels, etc. 

It’s an incredibly versatile appetizer (or dessert). 

9. Strawberry Bundt Cake

This recipe is for anyone who loves a good bundt cake. It’s dense and filling but moist and flavorful at the same time. 

It’s wonderfully rich and soft, and it pairs well with tea or coffee. (A strong drink helps cut down on the sweetness somewhat.) 

The homemade strawberry frosting is fantastic, too. It’s somewhere between cake frosting and jam.

If you’re a strawberry addict, you’ll want to put it on everything.

10. Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies

These crumbly, powdery brownies are tart, sugary, and feature a delightful crumble topping. They’re messy, but it’s nothing a napkin won’t fix. 

The vibrant pink color makes them stand out from the crowd, and they have an exceptional taste to match.

They take only half an hour to make and feed a dozen people. 

They’re always a big hit with the kids, too. So if you’re on snack duty for someone’s school, keep this recipe in mind. 

11. Strawberry Cake Balls

These are gorgeous and fun, and their miniature size makes them perfect for snacking on the go.

They’re balls of light and airy strawberry cake covered in melted chocolate. 

There’s also some cream cheese frosting thrown in for a richer taste.

The chocolate hardens and makes the outsides slightly crunchy. The insides stay soft and creamy. 

It’s a superb combination that everyone will love. 

12. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cake Pops

These are almost the same thing, only on sticks. They also use white frosting instead of cream cheese, making them lighter and less rich. 

However, they’re just as pretty, tasty, and easy to eat. So really, take your pick. Either option is just as delectable. 

13. Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

I don’t even know where to start with this insane dessert. It’s a cheesecake. It’s a strawberry shortcake. It’s a crumble. It’s… everything. 

It’s layer upon layer of unmatched sweetness and deliciousness. Words can’t adequately describe it. My advice? Just try it for yourself. 

You absolutely will not be disappointed. 

14. Strawberry Pie Cake

Strawberry pie cake is a regular strawberry box cake mix with a twist. You “doctor it up” with tangy strawberry pie filling and vanilla extract. 

Then, you cover it in an indulgent, buttery, white chocolate frosting. Everything about it is almost too good to be true.

Luckily, it’s the real deal, even if it does seem like a dream.

15. Strawberry Texas Sheet Cake

Here’s another moist, cloud-like strawberry cake with added pie filling.

The icing on this one is more decadent, though. It’s a cream cheese-based icing that you’ll infuse with strawberries. 

It’s so tasty, you’ll want to lick the bowl, spoon, your fingers, and everything else.

It has a ton of strawberry flavor already. However, you can top it off with strawberry slices if you want even more.

16. Strawberry Cake Truffles

These truffles take about an hour to make, but they use only three ingredients.

You can make them with just cream cheese, white chocolate chips, and strawberry cake mix. 

They have a fantastic, slightly crunchy outer shell. However, the inside is 100% soft, smooth, and fluffy.

They’re easy and inexpensive to make, but they look and taste like gourmet truffles.

They make fabulous gifts for gift exchanges. They’re always a big hit at parties and get-togethers, too.

17. Strawberry Rolls With Cream Cheese Icing

These pink, sparkly confections are so gorgeous that they almost look like flowers. They have the same warm, sticky glaze as cinnamon rolls. 

However, these are packed with strawberry flavor and are so much softer. They’re like the offspring of strawberry cake and cinnamon rolls. 

They’re insanely rich, so don’t eat more than one at a time. (But hide one away for later. Otherwise, people will devour them all.)

18. Strawberries and Cream Cake Mix Cookies

These super-soft, chewy cookies are downright heavenly. 

You’ll make them with strawberry cake mix and fresh strawberries. It gives them a double dose of berry yumminess. 

You’ll need only five ingredients, and you can whip up a dozen cookies in no time. These are great for Sweet 16s, baby showers, and even lazy afternoons. 

Who am I kidding? They’re great for any occasion. There’s never a wrong time for creamy strawberry cookies.

19. Upside Down Strawberry Cake

This fluffy, creamy cake is like pineapple upside-down cake but with strawberries. It’s cool and sweet, but not overpoweringly so. 

It has plenty of fresh fruit flavor and is ideal for summer. Try it the next time you need a brunch recipe or want to serve a poolside dessert.

20. Fresh Strawberry Poke Cake

If you like moist, almost juicy cakes, you can’t beat poke cakes. And this strawberry poke cake is one of the best. 

It’s incredibly refreshing and light, and it looks absolutely enchanting. This fruit-filled cake would be right at home in an enchanted forest. 

Luckily, you can pull it together wherever you live, magical realm or no. It’s so good; it brings its own magic with it.

20 Ways To Use Strawberry Cake Mix

With these strawberry cake mix recipes, you can make so many delicious treats! From brownies to cookies to dip, there’s no limit to what a boxed cake mix can do.


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  • Prep a strawberry cake mix treat in 30 minutes or less!
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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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