How to Make My Mimi's Strawberry Cake

Updated on June 2, 2017

Growing up, we had homemade meals every night, and if we were lucky, we'd have homemade desserts too. One of my favorites was my Mimi's homemade strawberry cake. And I ask for it on my birthday to this day. So I thought I'd share the recipe with you!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 6-10 people


  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 1 Box Strawberry Jello
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 4 Eggs, Separated
  • 1/2 Cup Diced Strawberries


  1. Add ingredients in order, beating well after each addition.
  2. Beat egg whites separately until stiff.
  3. Fold into mixture after adding strawberries.
  4. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes in a long pan.
  5. To make frosting, mix 1 Box of white powdered sugar, 1 stick of butter, and 2 cups of strawberries. Mix until fluffy.
  6. Frost while cake is still warm.


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      Audrey Shropshire 9 months ago from Spokane

      Hi Lena! We've always frosted the cake while it's still warm to create sort of a "glaze" instead of a standard frosting feel. However, you can always wait to frost when the cake has cooled if you'd prefer that!

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      Lena Durante 9 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      I'm curious, is there a particular reason for frosting the cake while it's still warm? I always find that if I don't let it cool properly, I end up with some crumbs getting in my frosting.