strawberry jam cake

happy valentines day! i’ve always liked being extra on valentines but since having arlo its much more intense. i dress us both in pink and make everything heart shaped and hey right now we don’t have much going on so it’s pretty exciting. 

we made this simple strawberry cake twice in the last two weeks, it’s so quick and easy and reaaaally good!! arlo is way more into fruity desserts versus chocolate, so when i asked him what he wanted to bake for valentines day he said lets make strawberry cake again lol. 

this cake is so simple but i was asked a lot to reshare the recipe, so figured i’d put it here for a permanent residence. if you have a jar of jam, you can make this today!

strawberry jam cake


boxed cake mix
2 cups of strawberry jam, divided
1 cup of butter, room temperature
4-5 cups of confectioners sugar

for the cake:

prepare the boxed cake mix (white or vanilla) and then add 1 cup of strawberry jam.

you could obviously also make a white cake from scratch and just add the jam! 

for the frosting:

in a mixer, cream 1 cup of room temperature butter with the remaining cup of jam. cream for about 2 minutes– and then gradually add the confectioners sugar, continue to mix. use less or more sugar depending on the consistency and taste you’re happy with.

we used sprinkles this time, but we also love to use freeze dried strawberries to decorate too. you could also try adding some to your cake mix as well! 


sprinkles / plates / table runner / cake cutter

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  1. Giftbasketworldwide says:

    Such a wonderful post. Thank you so much!!

  2. Goodness Gracious this looks so delicious!

  3. Holy Crap, I’m making this asap (in a cupcake pan).
    thank you for the great recipe!

  4. Is this a single layer cake you have pictured here? If so what size cake pan do you use? Thanks!

  5. Just made this cake! The jam makes the cake so sweet and nice but sticks to the pan, I’d recommend a little circle of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan to ensure a smooth release!

  6. I made this for my family this weekend and they LOVED it! The one in the round pan stuck like glue, so we just ate it with fork out of the pan. The real success was the (well oiled and floured) bundt cake pan! It looked pretty and tasted amazing. I was too lazy to make icing, so I added jam to a store bought can of icing and drizzled it over the bundt cake. Thank you for sharing this!