White cake w/ strawberry cream frosting


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fresh strawberry cake

Hi there! Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. I got to spend Saturday  night out with my cute hubs and then Sunday I was pampered all day by him and the kids. It was quite nice to wake up to a homemade breakfast that I didn’t cook. ;) While the kids were napping yesterday I decided to bake myself a cake. I love to bake…so why not spoil myself on Mother’s Day?!  Now that strawberries are in season, I wanted to bake something with strawberries {they are my fave!} I have the BEST strawberry cream frosting recipe… the one you want to eat straight from the bowl. It’s SO good!

So I decided to whip up some strawberry cream frosting… and the cake was an after thought…


Yup that’s me eating the frosting straight from the bowl! ;)

I didn’t have all the ingredients to make a cake from scratch, so I used a box mix and it tasted great!  If you’re looking to make your cake from scratch try this recipe here. This cake is definitely all about the frosting! It would taste yummy topped on shortcake as well! Mmm…

strawberry cake


White cake w/ strawberry cream frosting


  • 2 pkg white cake make according to pkg directions or use your favorite recipe
  • 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 cup salted butter (softened, not melted)
  • 1 (32 -ounce) pkg powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • fresh strawberries to place on top of cake


1. Bake your white cake in two round pans according to directions and allow to cool. You may want to stick your rounds in the freezer for an hour so it's easier to frost.
2. For FROSTING: Beat butter until smooth in large bowl. Slowly add about 1/2 of the powdered sugar. Then add the strawberries and mix on low speed. Continue to add the rest of the powdered sugar until you get a smooth consistancy. If it looks too thick add more strawberries. If it's too thin add more powdered sugar until you get the right consistency.
3. Once the cakes are cooled spread jam over the first layer. Then add a layer of frosting. You could add a layer of thin strawberries here too. Then carefully add your second layer of cake. Add more frosting to fill in the gaps. Then frost the entire cake.

*please note the frosting is rich a creamy!*

strawberry cream frosting

That’s it, pretty simple. Enjoy! I’ll think I’ll go eat a piece for breakfast now… ;)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Allyson posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:37 am (#

    This looks incredible! My grandmother used to make a strawberry cake that looks just like that icing – yum!

  2. Ashlee Ritter posted on May 14, 2012 at 9:51 am (#

    Oh my gosh Jamielyn, that looks so good! I love strawberries too. Making this on Friday! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Lori @ RecipeGirl posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:25 am (#

    Delicious! I’d be eating that frosting out of the bowl too ;)

  4. Kara posted on May 14, 2012 at 11:26 am (#

    This looks amazing Jamielyn! I’m seriously tempted to make up a small batch of the frosting just so I can eat it by the spoonful. :)

  5. Rachelle posted on May 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm (#

    Hi That cake looks awesome. Am i correct in that you use 2 pkgs of cake mix and use an entire pkg in each layer?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2012 at 4:13 pm (#

      Thanks Rachelle! Yes I used 1 package for each layer for a nice thick cake. You could divide it into 3 round pans and get a 3 layer cake… which I may do next time. :)

  6. Back for Seconds posted on May 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm (#

    I have been known to eat spoonfulls of frosting from the bowl myself. And then I have to make more to frost my cake, haha! This cake looks so lovelyband strawberry frosting sounds perfect!

  7. Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on May 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#

    looks divine!!

  8. Jason posted on May 14, 2012 at 8:39 pm (#

    Looks yummy. My wife would love that as her birthday cake.

  9. kerry davis posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm (#

    The cake looks deeeelish, but I have to know where you got that adorable cake stand??? I want it!!

    • Jamielyn Nye posted on May 14, 2012 at 10:25 pm (#

      Thanks Kerry! I got it from Costco a few months ago. :)

  10. Julie posted on May 15, 2012 at 11:25 am (#

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Strawberry cake—-it’s my favorite, going to have to try this version! Thanks for sharing!

  11. laxsupermom posted on May 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#

    That looks so good! I’ll have to try your strawberry cream frosting after we’ve gone berry picking. Thanks for sharing.

  12. onelmon posted on May 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm (#

    That looks really yummy!

  13. Gerri posted on June 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm (#

    An even better strawberry frosting is:
    1 c. strawberries chopped finely
    1 c. sugar
    1 egg white

    Combine strawberries and sugar; let sit for 30 minutes until juices flow. Add egg white. Beat with mixer for 8-10 minutes until stiff peaks form.

    • Jamielyn posted on June 11, 2012 at 11:21 am (#

      I’ll have to try that! Do you need to refrigerate with the egg? Thanks for sharing.

  14. Maria posted on June 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm (#

    This cake looked so lovely I just had to make it!! However, I had a terrible time with the frosting!! Not the flavor….that was so, so good – but the consistency. I followed your directions to the letter but no matter how much powdered sugar I added it remained too thin. The end result although delicious was a cake decorating nightmare. Any ideas on where I may have gone wrong?

    • Jamielyn posted on June 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm (#

      Hey Maria! The only thing I can think of is maybe the strawberries were too ripe or they were mashed too much watering down the frosting. Mine wasn’t too thick or thin. I hope that helps a little. It is super yummy huh? :) Have a great weekend! xo

  15. sharon posted on August 2, 2012 at 1:43 pm (#

    Love this! yum yum. Might have to try this recipe. It looks better than mine!

  16. Aline posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:20 am (#

    Hello! I found this on Pinterest and am making the frosting tomorrow. Should I refrigerate it?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm (#

      Hi Aline! Yes, for about an hour or so. :)

  17. Barbara posted on May 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm (#

    Where did you get the fabulous fluted cake stand?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:03 am (#

      I found it at Costco a few years ago! :)

  18. Tammy Chrestman posted on September 7, 2014 at 6:55 pm (#


  19. TJ posted on March 19, 2015 at 11:23 am (#

    This sounds great, can I just check you used 32oz of powdered sugar? It seems a lot for the amount of butter but other comments say the strawberries made theirs runny so maybe thats why! Just wanted to check.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm (#

      Hi TJ! Yes, I used the whole 32oz of powdered sugar! It definitely helps make the frosting thicker. You can definitely do less though and add as needed. :)

  20. Rosalie Feinen posted on June 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm (#

    Love your recipes. I also loved the green cake plate the white and strawberry cake is on.  Would you tell me where you bought it?

    Thank you

    • Jamielyn posted on June 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm (#

      Thank you Rosalie! I got it from Costco! :)

  21. Karen posted on March 25, 2016 at 3:04 am (#

    I didn’t see where you added the jam to the recipe.  Is the jam added with the strawberries?


    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 25, 2016 at 7:29 am (#

      Hi Karen! The jam is spread on the cake layer, then the frosting is added on top of that. :)

  22. Cynthia posted on December 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm (#

    I’m looking for a mousse-like cream rather than a frosting. Can you recommend a way to make this frosting lighter and fluffier?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 19, 2016 at 10:12 pm (#

      Whip it in with your mixer for a lot longer! (At least, that works with my favorite chocolate frosting recipe!)