Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

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Fresh Strawberry Cake is a pretty pink cake that tastes just as good as it looks. This homemade strawberry cake recipe is easy to make, and it’s topped with the most amazing strawberry cream cheese icing and a few fresh strawberries. This sheet cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day and birthday parties, or just an excuse to eat cake when you’ve got fresh strawberries on hand!

Fresh Strawberry Cake recipe on a plate with a fork

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe

Fresh Strawberry Cake tastes so light and sweet, and with homemade strawberry cream cheese icing, everyone will love this simple sheet cake!

There’s something about strawberry that satisfies the taste buds like no other flavor can. It’s more fun than vanilla, but not as rich and filling as chocolate. This fresh strawberry cake recipe really hits the spot with its light, sweet flavor. And with a strawberry cream cheese icing to top it off, this sheet cake is absolutely delicious.

Why buy a box cake mix when you can make a homemade strawberry cake just as easily? This easy sheet cake recipe is beyond tasty and so fun to make. And the strawberry cream cheese icing will have you drooling!

Strawberry sheet cake recipe with strawberry cream cheese icing

Homemade strawberry cake topped with fresh strawberries

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

I absolutely adore strawberry cake. It’s a classic for a reason, and it’s the perfect medium between vanilla and chocolate. It’s sweet and flavorful without being too rich. I do love chocolate, but it’s nice to change things up with a fresh strawberry cake recipe every once in a while.

This fresh strawberry cake recipe wouldn’t be complete without the best cake icing…strawberry cream cheese icing! Cream cheese icing is so creamy and flavorful, and it’s really the best option for sheet cakes like this. I think it adds such a decadent taste while still being simple.

Slices of fresh strawberry cake on white plates

Easy cake recipe made with fresh strawberries

How to Make Strawberry Cake

Making a homemade strawberry cake is just as easy as a box mix with this easy cake recipe. It’s just a matter of mixing your ingredients and baking, and you’ll have a delicious sheet cake ready to eat! We are using fresh strawberries and strawberry gelatin to give it the perfect texture and flavor, and topping it with a homemade strawberry cream cheese icing.

If you’re making this cake ahead of time, or if you end up leftovers, you can store the frosted cake in the refrigerator for a couple of days.

Strawberry Cake with strawberry cream cheese icing

Strawberry Cake recipe with cream cheese icing

How to Make Cream Cheese Icing

Cream cheese icing is possibly my favorite type of cake icing. It’s so creamy, rich, and smoooooth. Strawberry cream cheese icing is definitely the perfect icing for this homemade strawberry cake recipe. It’s pretty irresistible if you ask me! It’s easy to make too, so no need to use those pre-made cake frostings.

How to Make Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing:

  1. Use a stand mixer to beat cream cheese, butter, & salt at medium speed until creamy
  2. Add in lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh strawberries (mashed) and continue blending
  3. Switch mixer to low speed and mix in powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached (3/12 – 4 cups)

Fresh strawberry cake topped with strawberries

This pretty pink Fresh Strawberry Cake is an awesome easy cake recipe. Topped with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing, this homemade strawberry cake recipe is the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, or any time really. I hope you love it as much as we do!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Fresh Strawberry Cake. Enjoy!

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