25 Simple Strawberry Cake Mix Dessert Ideas

If you find that you have some strawberry cake mix lying around the house, but don’t feel like making the actual box mixture, then there are tons of other alternatives that you can go about trying to make!

25 Simple Strawberry Cake Mix Dessert Ideas

All you need is a little bit of creativity, and the range of possibilities when it comes to strawberry-themed desserts becomes endless!

With this in mind, we are going to be looking at twenty-five delicious strawberry desserts that you can make with ease with strawberry cake mix! Let’s get started. 

1. Strawberry Baked Donuts

Donuts are a sweet treat that is the dessert of choice for many people, and when it comes to using strawberry cake mix, you can make some tasty baked donuts. 

Alongside the strawberry cake mix, all you will need is fresh strawberries, milk, confectioners sugar, vegetable oil, an egg, and some water.

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

A delicious and summery dessert, this trifle combines strawberry cake mix with fresh strawberries, Cool Whip, and cheesecake pudding.

This is the perfect choice when it comes to combining the flavors of both strawberry cake and strawberry cheesecake.  

3. Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies

Though not technically brownies- as they don’t contain any chocolate- these treats are sure to be pleasing to anyone who loves strawberry desserts. 

In order to turn your cake mix into a pan of brownies, simply add a large egg, a quarter of a cup of water, a third of a cup of vegetable oil and bake it in an eight by eight inch baking pan and voilà!

You can then make your frosting however you may choose. 

4. White Chocolate Chip Strawberry Cake

For this twist on a standard strawberry cake mix, grab yourself some white chocolate chips along with some cheesecake flavored pudding mix, some vegetable oil, some sour cream, water and eggs. 

Make sure you have some fresh strawberries put to the side as well as o that you can use them to top off the cake. 

5. Strawberries And Cream Sandwich Cookies

These delectable sandwich cookies are filled with a scrumptiously sweet marshmallow cream cheese frosting, and they only need two ingredients alongside that strawberry cake mix: butter and eggs. 

However, you will need two extra ingredients to make that marshmallow cream cheese frosting to finish off the cookies, those being cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. 

6. Strawberry Crunch Cake Brownies

Another strawberry take on the classic brownie, all that you need to do to change up the strawberry cake mix in this recipe is create a cookie and strawberry crumble and a simple and sweet vanilla glaze.

For the brownie mix, you will need milk, large eggs and vegetable oil alongside your strawberry cake mix.

For the glaze, some milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar will do the trick. 

The final part of the recipe is the crunch and for that you’ll need dried strawberries and some Oreos (vanilla Oreos work best, but chocolate will do fine too). 

7. Strawberry Cake Roll

Simple yet delectable, this Strawberry Cake Roll is another recipe that only requires a few ingredients. 

As well as a box cake mix, you will need three cups of fresh strawberries, a tub of Cool Whip, and low fat cream cheese. The result is a fluffy and creamy delightful strawberry dessert!

8. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Pops

Cake pops are the perfect snack for a party, and they are so easy to make too!

You’ll need water, large eggs, vegetable oil, chocolate chips, white frosting and some sprinkles (if you want to add a little bit of a garnish to them) with your cake mix in order to create these pops. 

9. Strawberry Vanilla Dump Cake

This recipe is a little different from the others that we have discussed so far, as it doesn’t actually use a strawberry cake mix.

Instead, it uses a vanilla cake mix which is then combined with canned strawberry pie filling in order to get the perfect combination of both vanilla and strawberry. 

The other ingredients include eggs, white chocolate chips and vanilla. To make the topping for the cake, you’ll still need that vanilla along with some softened butter, powdered sugar and a bar of cream cheese. 

10. Strawberry Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls

If cinnamon rolls are more your thing, you can easily make some strawberry flavored ones with this strawberry cake recipe. 

The amount of strawberry cake mix that you will need will depend on how many rolls you want to make.

You’ll also need some fresh strawberries with some ground cinnamon, sweetener, fat free Greek yogurt, water, eggs, cornstarch, yellow cake mix and some self-raising flour. 

11. Strawberry Banana Bread

Strawberry is a flavor that has always worked tremendously well with bananas, and this strawberry banana bread recipe is the perfect example of the delicious combination of flavors. 

For the bread itself, you’ll need either banana cream or packaged, instant vanilla pudding with four eggs, two ripe bananas, water, vegetable oil and of course that strawberry cake mix. 

For the glaze of the bread, get yourself some strawberry jam, almond extract, powdered sugar and some milk to add as and when needed. 

12. Neapolitan Whoopee Pies

Whoopee pies are a popular sweet treat, and you can make some Neapolitan styled versions of the snack with some strawberry cake mix.

For this unique recipe, you will need eggs, a whipped topping such as Cool Whip, crushed sandwich cookies- like Oreos’, your cake mix and some vegetable oil. 

13. Strawberry Cupcakes

Nothing beats a classic cupcake and these particular cupcake treats feature a strawberry flavor as well as a strawberry purée filling alongside a creamy, frosted strawberry topping.

With your cake mix, you will need some fresh strawberries, salted butter, heavy cream, both powdered and granulated sugar, lemon juice and vanilla, but you can also include some strawberry extract and some reserved strawberry liquid if you so choose. 

14. Strawberry Cake Mix Dip

Dessert dips are usually pretty simple and quick to make, and they can be the perfect accompaniment to a wide range of desserts to add a bit of extra flavor. 

This strawberry cake mix dip is no exception and would be perfect for a range of treats. It is also a pretty versatile treat, as you can use it to dip cookies or sweets into, but you can also use it as a topping for a pie. 

15. Upside Down Strawberry Cake

This is another great example of using a strawberry cake mix to create a different kind of strawberry cake! 

This time around, the recipe will create an upside down cake and all you will need to make it is the strawberry cake mix- along with the ingredients listed on the box- as well as two cups of fresh strawberries, some Cool Whip, three cups of miniature marshmallows and some strawberry Jell-O.

16. Strawberry Cake Truffles

You can create a sophisticated, strawberry flavored take on truffles with some strawberry cake mix too! 

There are just two other ingredients needed to make them with the cake mix, that being cream cheese and white chocolate. 

Cream cheese frosting will help to bind the truffles together, whilst the white chocolate will melt smoothly without the risk of being tempered as with regular chocolate. 

17. Strawberry Pineapple Cake

Pineapple and strawberry isn’t a particularly common combination, but it is a delicious one nonetheless, as demonstrated with this strawberry and pineapple cake.

For the cake itself, you will only need the cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple. The frosting will need vanilla, powdered sugar and softened cream cheese. 

You can also include some shredded coconut for an extra burst of that tropical taste. 

18. Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

This cold, refrigerated cake is perfect when the weather is hot! 

Alongside the cake mix, you’ll need vegetable oil, eggs, water, milk, vanilla instant pudding, fresh and thawed strawberries alongside frozen strawberries in syrup and some thawed Cool Whip. 

You can also add some chopped pecans for a nutty crunch. 

19. Strawberry Lemonade Cake Mix Bars

This is another excellent choice of dessert for the summer months, thanks to the refreshing combination of strawberries and lemons, which creates a tangy and tart- yet still sweet- flavor.

This cake features a strawberry base with creamy lemon frosting and a soft, gooey lemon center.

The base requires strawberry cake mix with an egg and softened butter whilst the gooey middle needs lemon juice, yellow food coloring, eggs, softened butter, powdered sugar, and cream cheese.

20. Strawberry Bundt Cake

If bundt cake is your dessert of choice, then this next recipe is sure to be perfect for you. 

The cake base requires eggs, sour cream, instant vanilla pudding mix and either canola or vegetable oil alongside strawberry cake mix. 

The frosting for the top of the bundt cake will need heavy cream, vanilla extract, freeze-dried strawberries, powdered sugar and softened butter with a pinch of salt. 

21. Strawberries And Cream Poke Cake

This recipe is for a poke cake, which refers to a cake that has holes poked into in order for the glaze topping to absorbed into it. 

This delicious cake is sweet and simple to make, requiring only condensed milk, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, fresh strawberries and strawberry ice cream for the topping. 

22. Strawberry Cake Balls

Another take on classic cake balls, this particular recipe requires cream cheese for the frosting along with chocolate melting disks and some red sanding sugar for some extra decoration. 

There are a few other ways that you can decorate your cake balls too, such as with caramel sauce, melted chocolate, powdered sugar or crumbled up cookies or graham crackers. 

23. Strawberry Pie Cake

Do you often find it hard to choose between strawberry pie and strawberry cake (they are both delicious desserts, so why wouldn’t you?)

Then consider this recipe, which brings them both together in a cake that is sure to satiate your cake and pie cravings. 

The pie element comes from the use of strawberry pie filling, whilst the cake itself requires milk, eggs, vanilla extract and strawberry cake mix to make.

The frosting of the cake can be made simply by using milk, sugar, butter and white chocolate chips. 

24. Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

Everyone loves a bit of strawberry shortcake from time to time, so why not make it even more delectable by creating a strawberry shortcake cheesecake with your cake mix?

This layered cheesecake takes some effort, but it is certainly worth it!

As well as the cake mix with the box ingredients, you’ll need some fresh strawberries with cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, Cool Whip, butter, wafer cookies, graham crackers, white chocolate chips and some food coloring for the red in the crumble topping. 

25. Neapolitan Cupcakes

With a vanilla frosting top, a brownie bottom and a strawberry cake middle, these Neapolitan cupcakes are the perfect way to create a unique dessert with your strawberry cake mix. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Fresh Strawberries On A Cake Make It Soggy?

It is understandable why so many people think that fresh strawberries can make your cake soggy, but this is more of an issue when it comes to frozen strawberries. 

Fresh strawberries take a fair amount of time to release the kind of moisture that is needed for a cake to become soggy. 

Where Can I Buy Strawberry Cake Mix?

Most grocery stores stock a range of strawberry cake mix brands, but you can also mix them up with other cake mixes and ingredients- as we have shown above- to create some unique and delicious strawberry desserts. 

What Is The Best Strawberry Cake Mix?

It all depends on your personal preferences in regard to which strawberry cake mix is the best.

However, speaking more generally, you can be sure that popular brands such as Betty Crocker and Pillsbury have strawberry cake mixes that are considered some of the best packet cake mixes of this particular flavor. 

There are some outliers to that have created some delicious cake mixes, such as the Strawberry- Lemon Poppyseed Cake Mix from The Caker and the Perfectly Moist Signature Strawberry Supreme Cake Mix from Duncan Hines.

25 Simple Strawberry Cake Mix Dessert Ideas

25 Simple Strawberry Cake Mix Dessert Ideas

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