Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Strawberry Refrigerator Cake Recipe

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Aleta Hepp


This cake is my mom's favorite, I make it every year for her birthday.
You can also use a white cake mix, if you do not want the red dye in your cake.


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30 Min
30 Min


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  • 1 box
    strawberry cake mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • 10 oz
    sliced, sweetened frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 8 oz
    cool whip
  • 1 box
    vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 c
  • ·
    fresh strawberries, halved (enough to cover top of cake)

How to Make Strawberry Refrigerator Cake


  1. Bake cake according to directions on box for a 9 X 13 pan. Cool completely.
  2. Once cake is completely cooled, poke holes in cake with the handle of a wooden spoon (round handle), or similar item.
  3. Puree thawed sweetened strawberries, pour over cake. Be sure the puree is filling the holes. Place cake in refrigerator while you make the topping.
  4. Whisk pudding mix & milk together until combined, fold in cool whip.
  5. Spread pudding mixture on top of cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Place halved strawberries on cake just before serving.

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About Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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