Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix Recipe

Delicious Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix Recipe

Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Cinthia

Strawberry cake tastes delicious! But if you are in a rush, fret not and try the Pillsbury strawberry cake mix recipe. These strawberry cake recipes are delicious, just like making a strawberry cake from scratch. So, make these recipes and share these with your loved ones and friends. 

What You Will Need In Making The Easy Strawberry Cake Recipe

This easy strawberry cake recipe uses a Pillsbury cake mix. Bear in mind that it is on par with strawberry cakes you make from scratch. This recipe is perfect when you are short on time. Likewise, craving a tasty strawberry cake. Also, this strawberry cake recipe comes with an easy-to-make lemon buttercream frosting.

Strawberry cake mix ingredients

For the cake

  • A box of strawberry cake mix (Pillsbury)
  • 1 cup of All-purpose flour, about 5 ounces
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar, about 7 ounces
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of room temped sour cream, about 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter, about 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup of milk about 4 ounces
  • 3/4 cup of strawberry puree, about 6 ounces
  • 3pcs eggs
  • 1 tsp of strawberry extract
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon extract

For the lemon buttercream frosting

  • 3/4 cups of pasteurized egg whites, about 6 ounces
  • 5 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 cups of unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup of lemon curd (you can opt this out if you like)
  • 1 tbsp of lemon zest

For the garnish and design

  • Sprinkles
  • Food coloring
  • Strawberry filling

Equipment for strawberry cake Pillsbury

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Whisk and paddle attachment
  • 3pcs of 8-inch round cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Bench scraper
  • Offset spatula
  • Turntable
  • Piping bag
  • Piping tip

Servings and preparation time: easy strawberry cake using Pillsbury strawberry cake mix recipe with a lemon buttercream frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yields: 24 servings

Step by step instructions in making an easy strawberry cake with a lemon buttercream frosting

strawberry cake pillsbury

For the cake

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lightly grease your three 8-inch round cake pans with a non-stick cooking spray. Then, line your cake pans with parchment paper. Also, make sure to set them aside.

Step 2

Afterward, prepare a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then, pour all of the content into your Pillsbury cake mix. Also, be sure to combine for about two minutes or until well combined.

Step 3

Next, pour your strawberry cake batter into your three greased pans. And ensure to line round cake pans. Then, divide the batter evenly. Afterward, bake for about 25 to 35 minutes or until your strawberry cake cooks thoroughly.

Step 4

Lastly, when your cakes are ready, allow them to cool in their pans for a few minutes. Then, transfer them into a cooling wire rack to cool completely.

For the lemon buttercream

Step 1

Put your pasteurized egg whites and powdered sugar inside a mixing bowl. Then, mix them using an electric mixer fastened with a whisk attachment. Afterward, mix on a low setting until the mixture combines. Also, be sure to set the setting on high to beat for about three minutes. Ensure to do so until it is like royal icing. 

Step 2

Then, add your salt and butter cut into small pieces to the mixture. Do so while still mixing on a low setting until well combined. Afterward, set the mixer to high and beat it for ten to fifteen minutes. Or until it becomes lighter in color and fluffy. Remember, it should not taste like butter anymore. 

Step 3

Afterward, fasten your electric mixer with a paddle attachment. And be sure to mix the mixture on a low setting for about fifteen minutes. Doing so smoothens the mixture and reduces bubbles. Then, add your lemon curd, lemon zest, and extract until well combined. 

Cake assembly

Step 1

Before anything else, take your completely cooled cakes. And make sure to stack them. Afterward, crumb coat your cake. Also, be sure to place it inside the chiller. Then, frost your cake and smoothen the sides, including the top, using a bench scraper, and chill. 

Step 2

Then, decorate your cake by piping some frosting around your cake. Also, placing sprinkles on top. Make sure to chill again. As usual, serve and enjoy!

Read more about The Best Pre-made Buttercream Frostings.

What you will need in making strawberry cream-filled brownie cake 

For the brownie

  • One box of Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, about 18 ounces
  • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil (Crisco)
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 3pcs eggs

Strawberry cake mix Pillsbury

  • One box of Pillsbury Strawberry flavored cake mix
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 1/3 cup of pure vegetable oil (Crisco)
  • 3pcs eggs
  • 1/2 cup of diced fresh strawberries

For the filling

  • One pack of softened cream cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • One container of frozen whipped topping (thawed) 

For the frosting and garnish

  • One container of frozen whipped topping
  • 2/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 cups of sliced fresh strawberries

Equipment 

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • 3pcs of 9-inch round cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Bench scraper
  • Offset spatula
  • Turntable
  • Spoon

Strawberry Cream-filled Brownie Cake

This cake recipe is where a brownie and strawberry cake combines into a decadent dessert.

Servings and preparation time

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes

Yields: 24 servings

Step by step instructions in making a strawberry cream-filled brownie cake 

Step 1

Before anything else, you should make sure to preheat your conventional oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lightly grease your three 9-inch cake pans. Afterward, line them with parchment paper. And be sure to grease them with a non-stick cooking spray. Next, place all your brownie ingredients in a medium bowl. And be sure to stir the mixture with a spoon until well combined. Then, spread about one cup of brownie batter in each pan. 

Step 2

Beat all the ingredients for your cake except the strawberries in a large mixing bowl. With that, be sure to utilize an electric mixer for about thirty seconds on low speed. Then, make sure to beat on high speed for about two minutes or until well combined. Afterward, fold in your diced strawberries. After that, pour and spread about a cup and one-third of cake batter. Make sure to do it evenly over your brownies batter in each cake pan.

Step 3

Afterward, bake the cake for about twenty to thirty minutes. Or bake until your cake cooks thoroughly. Then, cool your cake in the pans for about ten minutes. And invert cake layers into cooling wire racks. After that, remove parchment paper. Also, be sure to allow your cakes to cool completely. 

Step 4

Then, cream your cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl. Be sure to use an electric mixer set on high speed until smooth. After that, beat in your powdered sugar until it becomes creamy. Also, carefully fold in your whipped topping. And do not forget to set it aside.

Step 5

Lastly, beat 16 ounces of whipped topping and 2/3 cup of powdered sugar in a different bowl. Be sure to utilize an electric mixer set on low speed until well combined. 

Cake assembly

strawberry cake mix pillsbury

Step 1

Place a cake layer with the brownie facing down into a cake board. Then, spread half of your filling into your cake. After that, top it with 3/4 cup of strawberry slices. Afterward, repeat the steps for the second cake layer. Also, top it with the remaining cake layer, top side up. 

Step 2

Then, frost your cake and garnish with your remaining strawberry slices. In addition to that, make sure to chill for about an hour. As always, serve and enjoy!

Read more about Delicious Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe With Cake Mix.

Pillsbury Strawberry Cake Mix Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 24

Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk and paddle attachment
  • 3pcs of 8-inch round cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Bench scraper
  • Turntable
  • Piping Bag
  • Piping tip

Ingredients
  

For the cake

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix (Pillsbury)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, about 5 ounces
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, about 7 ounces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup room temped sour cream, about 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup melted butter, about 4 ounces
  • 1/2 cup milk, about 4 ounces
  • 3/4 cup strawberry puree, about 6 ounces
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract

For the lemon buttercream frosting

  • 3/4 cup pasteurized egg whites, about 6 ounces
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 cup lemon curd (you can opt this out if you like)
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest

For the garnish and design

Instructions

For the cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, lightly grease your three 8-inch round cake pans with a non-stick cooking spray. Then, line your cake pans with parchment paper. Also, make sure to set them aside.
  • Afterward, prepare a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then, pour all of the content into your Pillsbury cake mix. Also, be sure to combine for about two minutes or until well combined.
  • Next, pour your strawberry cake batter into your three greased pans. And ensure to line round cake pans. Then, divide the batter evenly. Afterward, bake for about 25 to 35 minutes or until your strawberry cake cooks thoroughly.
  • Lastly, when your cakes are ready, allow them to cool in their pans for a few minutes. Then, transfer them into a cooling wire rack to cool completely.

For the lemon buttercream

  • Put your pasteurized egg whites and powdered sugar inside a mixing bowl. Then, mix them using an electric mixer fastened with a whisk attachment. Afterward, mix on a low setting until the mixture combines. Also, be sure to set the setting on high to beat for about three minutes. Ensure to do so until it is like royal icing.
  • Then, add your salt and butter cut into small pieces to the mixture. Do so while still mixing on a low setting until well combined. Afterward, set the mixer to high and beat it for ten to fifteen minutes. Or until it becomes lighter in color and fluffy. Remember, it should not taste like butter anymore. 
  • Afterward, fasten your electric mixer with a paddle attachment. And be sure to mix the mixture on a low setting for about fifteen minutes. Doing so smoothens the mixture and reduces bubbles. Then, add your lemon curd, lemon zest, and extract until well combined. 

Cake assembly

  • Before anything else, take your completely cooled cakes. And make sure to stack them. Afterward, crumb coat your cake. Also, be sure to place it inside the chiller. Then, frost your cake and smoothen the sides, including the top, using a bench scraper, and chill.
  • Then, decorate your cake by piping some frosting around your cake. Also, placing sprinkles on top. Make sure to chill again. As usual, serve and enjoy!
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