Delicious Strawberry Jello Pound Cake Recipe

As you embark on discovering new recipes, let me introduce you to a dessert that is sure to have your taste buds jumping for joy – the Strawberry Jello Pound Cake. This cake is perfect for anyone who loves the vibrant flavors of strawberries and quick and easy desserts. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep work, you can have a mouthwatering dessert ready to enjoy in no time.

Picture yourself at a family gathering, waving the flag of this easy delicious cake. Imagine everyone’s eyes widen as they catch sight of the melt-in-your-mouth strawberry pound cake, with streaks of creamy jello running through it. The smell of buttery softness emanating from the cake will have everyone clamoring for a slice.

This recipe is not only easy to follow but also allows for substitutions and variations should you want to mix up the delicious flavors. You can enjoy the classic strawberry and cream pound flavors or even experiment with combinations such as strawberry cheesecake or strawberry buttermilk.

Get ready to add this recipe to your dessert arsenal, as it’s perfect for year-round enjoyment – from summertime garden parties to winter dinner gatherings. So go ahead and preheat your oven, it’s time to bake the ultimate Strawberry Jello Pound Cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Strawberry Jello Pound Cake
Strawberry Jello Pound Cake

Attention all dessert lovers! If there is one cake recipe you should add to your list, it is this strawberry Jello pound cake recipe. Trust me when I say, you won’t regret making this mouth-watering dessert.

First and foremost, let’s talk about the flavors. Do I need to wave the flag for strawberries and cream? They are a match made in heaven, enhancing each other’s flavor notes in perfect harmony. Every bite of this cake will melt in your mouth, engulfing your taste buds with the buttery softness of the pound cake and the sweet lusciousness of strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert.

Not to mention, this easy-to-follow recipe allows you to combine two flavors within one recipe – strawberries and pound cake. You can enjoy an indulgent dessert that provides an extra fruity punch. With ingredients such as vanilla extract, eggs, purpose flour and creamy sour cream, this is not only an easy dessert to make but also a crowd-pleaser!

Additionally, if you’re a fan of poke cakes or bundt cakes, then you’ll love how simple it is to create a poke bundt cake with this recipe. The combination of strawberry jello and the creamy pound cake creates a texture that is neither too dense nor too gummy which makes it perfect for devouring.

Last but certainly not least, this delicious strawberry sensation can be enjoyed any time of year. A serving suggestion for summer could include serving it cold alongside fresh whipped cream or ice-cream while adding fresh strawberries on top can transform it into a picture-perfect spring or summer showstopper.

In conclusion, whether you are seeking an easy delicious dessert for your family or entertaining guests for dinner parties or events, this Strawberry Jello pound cake recipe will make everyone’s mouth water!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven that's perfect for any occasion.
A slice of heaven that’s perfect for any occasion.

Let’s take a look at the list of ingredients that will create a ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ experience!
For the Strawberry Jello Pound Cake:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 oz) package strawberry jello gelatin dessert
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/2 cup strawberry cream (or any other cream you prefer)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour: Be sure to use the correct measurement for the flour, as this can affect the texture of the cake.
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened: The softened butter should be at room temperature to blend easily with other cake ingredients.
  • 2 cups granulated sugar: Add more sugar if you desire a sweeter taste!

For the Strawberry Jello Filling:

  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 (16 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping (cool whip)
  • 1/2 cup cold water: This amount of water is crucial for hydration and diluting the jello mixture.
  • 16 ounces of strawberry jell-o gelatin dessert: Make this jello according to packet instructions before layering it into your cake.

Note: If you don’t have fresh strawberries, you can still use frozen ones or even substitute a different fruit like raspberries or blueberries. Keep in mind that using different fruits will result in changing the flavors of your cake.

The Recipe How-To

 The vibrant colors of this cake are as tempting as its taste.
The vibrant colors of this cake are as tempting as its taste.

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for! Let’s get started on making this Strawberry Jello Pound Cake Recipe.

Preparing the Bundt Pan

First, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, prepare your bundt pan by generously greasing it with non-stick spray.

Mixing the Cake Batter

In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, package of strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert, and baking powder until well-combined.

In another bowl, beat together 4 large eggs until they become light and frothy. Add in 1 cup of water, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, then whisk until smooth.

Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, making sure to stir well after each addition, until everything is combined into a smooth batter.

Baking the Cake

Carefully pour the batter into your prepared bundt pan, then place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of your cake comes out clean.

Adding the Strawberry Cream

While your cake is still warm, use a chopstick or skewer to poke holes all over its surface. Make sure to create enough holes so that you have many channels for the strawberry cream to seep through.

Next, prepare your straberry cream by combining 3 ounces of strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert, 1 cup of boiling water, and 1/2 cup of cold water in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir well until everything is completely dissolved.

Pour the strawberry cream mixture over the warm cake, making sure that every hole receives some cream.

Cooling and Serving

Leave your cake to cool completely before serving it up with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and some cut strawberries on top. This cake is sure to be a hit at your next picnic or potluck event.

Substitutions and Variations

 This pound cake is strawberries and cream in every bite.
This pound cake is strawberries and cream in every bite.

Are you looking for ways to switch up this classic Strawberry Jello Pound Cake Recipe? Look no further than these substitutions and variations that will have you waving the flag for cake.


– Flour: You can use gluten-free flour or almond flour as a substitution for all-purpose flour if you have a gluten intolerance or prefer a nuttier flavor.

– Butter: If you’re seeking a healthier alternative, swap out butter for unsweetened applesauce, Greek yogurt, or avocado puree.

– Gelatin: Use any other flavor of gelatin instead of strawberry, such as raspberry or cherry, to mix up the flavors.

– Vanilla Extract: Change up the flavor by using almond or coconut extract instead of vanilla.


– Strawberry Shortcake: Cut the cake into rounds and layer with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Top with more whipped cream and whole strawberries.

– Strawberry Buttermilk Cake: Substitute some of the sour cream in the recipe for buttermilk to give your pound cake a tangy kick.

– Strawberry Cheesecake: Add a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of the pound cake before pouring over the Jell-O mixture.

– Strawberry Trifle: Cut the pound cake into cubes and layer with vanilla pudding, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream in a trifle dish. Repeat until your dish is full, making sure to end with whipped cream on top.

Now your mouth should be watering as you imagine all the possibilities of delicious substitutions and variations for this easy-to-make recipe. Try one or try them all—it’s time to let your creativity shine!

Serving and Pairing

 Take a little slice of happiness with this dessert.
Take a little slice of happiness with this dessert.

Now that your strawberry jello pound cake is out of the oven and cooled down, it’s time to serve and enjoy this scrumptious dessert. This cake pairs perfectly with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, which can add an extra layer of sweetness and coolness that balances the warmness of the cake.

One thing to keep in mind is that this cake is already very moist and flavorful on its own. Therefore, additional toppings are entirely optional but can add some flair if you’re feeling adventurous. For example, you could top it off with a dollop of strawberry jam or a few fresh strawberries for added texture and natural sweetness.

This cake is perfect for any occasion or celebration, ranging from picnics to birthdays, 4th of July parties, BBQs, and more. The vibrant pink color of this cake adds to its beauty and makes it an ideal dessert option for patriotic holidays like Independence Day! It’s easy to make a stunning food presentation by creating a trifle with cream cheese instead of whipped cream as the base or by making individual portions in silicone muffin cups.

Overall, this strawberry jello pound cake is versatile enough to pair well with many different desserts such as strawberry cheesecake or strawberry shortcake. It can also be enjoyed alongside a cup of tea or coffee as breakfast or an afternoon snack. Whatever way you choose to serve it, this deliciously buttery soft and melt-in-your-mouth strawberry pound cake will have everyone waving the flag!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Soft, spongy, and bursting with fruity flavor.
Soft, spongy, and bursting with fruity flavor.

In my experience, the strawberry jello pound cake can be made a day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. The cake does not dry out easily because of the jello and will stay moist for a couple of days.

To store the cake, let it cool completely, and then wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It is essential to keep it away from strong-smelling foods so that it does not absorb odors.

When reheating the cake, it is best to slice it into the desired portions and warm them individually. Place the cake slices on a microwave-safe plate and heat in 10-second intervals until warmed.

As an alternative reheating method, you can also reheat the whole cake in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 10-12 minutes or until warmed through.

I would advise against freezing this cake as the texture may become compromised after thawing. However, if you must freeze it, allow the cake to cool completely before wrapping it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating using any of the methods mentioned above.

In conclusion, this strawberry jello pound cake can be made-ahead and stored for a couple of days without losing its melt-in-your-mouth goodness. Reheating is easy using either a microwave or oven, ensuring you always serve your guests with warm buttery soft cake.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get ready to take your taste buds on a journey of pure bliss.
Get ready to take your taste buds on a journey of pure bliss.

Perfecting a recipe can often feel like a daunting task, but with these helpful tips, your Strawberry Jello Pound Cake will turn out flawlessly every time! Here are some insider secrets to ensure your cake is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

1. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Always pay attention to the temperature of your ingredients when baking. The butter and eggs should be at room temperature before making your cake batter. Room temperature ingredients blend together better, giving you a much smoother and tastier cake.

2. Sift the Flour: It may seem fussy, but taking the time to sift the flour for this recipe is crucial. This step helps aerate the flour, resulting in a lighter and fluffier cake.

3. Don’t Overmix the Batter: Over-mixing your cake batter can lead to a dense and gummy texture. As soon as all the ingredients are incorporated into the mixture, it’s time to stop mixing.

4. Let Your Cake Cool: Resist the urge to dig in right away! It’s essential to allow your cake to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before removing it from the pan. This allows the cake to pull away from the sides of the pan and results in a beautiful presentation when you flip it onto a serving platter.

5. Add Some Crunch: For an extra layer of flavor and texture, add some Strawberry Crunch to your pound cake! This topping consists of chopped fresh strawberries mixed with sugar and vanilla wafers that have been crushed into small pieces.

6. Get Creative With Garnishes: Dress up your Strawberry Jello Pound Cake with whipped cream or fresh strawberries on top for an extra pop of color and flavor. You can also slice the cake into individual servings and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or strawberry compote on top.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be waving the flag for this easy, delicious dessert that everyone will love.


As with any recipe, you might have some questions or concerns before making this Strawberry Jello Pound Cake. Here are some frequently asked questions to guide you on making this easy and delicious dessert.

What causes a pound cake to be gummy?

If you find that your pound cake has gummy streaks, it may be due to over-creaming the butter and sugar at a high speed. This can cause the cake to rise and then collapse during cooling, resulting in dense and gluey spots. It is essential not to increase the speed of your mixer beyond medium speed to avoid this issue.

Why do you put baking soda in pound cake?

Pound cake, a thick and decadent cake, is typically prepared in a rectangular baking dish. Its name is derived from the original recipe which utilized a pound of butter, eggs, sugar and flour. In modern times, many pound cakes are made using baking powder to help them rise.

What makes a pound cake not rise?

Achieving the perfect oven temperature is essential for any cake recipe to rise flawlessly. If the oven is too hot, the cake will set too quickly before the air bubbles have time to form. Conversely, if the oven is not hot enough, the cake will rise too much, creating a less-than-satisfactory center before it is set.

Bottom Line

I urge you to give this Strawberry Jello Pound Cake a try- it’s an easy, delicious and innovative way to jazz up the traditional pound cake. With its melt-in-the-mouth texture, buttery softness, super moistness and two flavors of strawberries and cream, it’s sure to become your new favorite dessert. This recipe is versatile enough to be served at any occasion with slight alterations- from birthday parties to family dinners, picnics or afternoon snacks.

Make a statement at your next gathering with this mouthwatering Strawberry Jello Pound Cake that will wave flags in anyone’s palate!

Strawberry Jello Pound Cake

Strawberry Jello Pound Cake Recipe

This is a variation of a Lemon Jello Pound Cake I found on another recipe site. I'm experimenting with cake decorating/sculpting, and it carves rather nicely. It called for lemon jello instead of strawberry, lemon extract instead of vanilla, and apricot nectar instead of orange juice. I will continue to experiment with different flavors of jello, extracts, and juices. I would like to encourage you to do the same and post your variations in your reviews. NOTE: For my purposes, I used cupcake tins for my layers, so I've set the servings accordingly. UPDATE: Originally, I posted this with orange juice instead of strawberry-banana nectar, so the first 2 reviews reflect that. I have since tried strawberry-banana nectar, and I like it much better for the strawberry flavor. If you want to try what's been reviewed or can't find the nectar, try the OJ. It's just got a little bite to it where the nectar is a more mellow flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Dessert, Easy, For Large Groups, Inexpensive, Oven, Sweet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 46kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) package poundcake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup strawberry-banana nectar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix about 3 minutes.
  • Spray the pan(s) of your choice with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour batter into pan(s).
  • Bake at 350 until sticking a toothpick or wooden skewer in the center comes out clean. Length of time will vary according to the type of pan you are using, but mini cupcakes will typically require a minimum of 10 minutes, regular cupcakes a minimum of 20 minutes, and larger pans ranging from 30-45 minutes.


Serving: 14g | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 28.4mg | Sugar: 3.1g

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