Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake

In the mood for a delicious strawberry cake? This semi-homemade Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake is simple to make and delicious for picnics!

Summer is the perfect time to make easy cake recipes. The kids are out of school, which means you won’t be faced with eating the whole thing before they get home.

This Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake is exactly what your family needs for dessert this week. It’s easy to make and no one will complain about the delicious strawberry cake flavor.

Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake with fresh fruit on a plate

Whether you use fresh or frozen berries, you won’t be able to get enough of the flavor that is added to this cake thanks to fruit. Fruit is actually an excellent ingredient to bake with. It adds so much flavor to any cake and recipe. If there is a cake that can be baked with fruit, I’m on it.

What’s an Upside Down Cake?

If you’re reading this and still unsure of what an upside down cake is, let me explain. Essentially, an upside down cake is baked over a layer of fruit. So, typically the fruit will be on the bottom of the pan. You’ll flip the pan over when you’re done and the cake will be “upside down” but still very delicious. With all the cakes made in the world, making an Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake just sounds easy and fun, doesn’t it?

Which is Better: Fresh or Frozen Strawberries?

We prefer fresh strawberries. But if you’re on a budget, then frozen strawberries work great. In the summer months, I like to go strawberry picking and purchase as many as I can for a small amount of cash. I can flash freeze these strawberries and use them in this easy cake recipe.

I mean, let’s be honest, I make a lot of cakes with fruit. Also, keep in mind that you could *almost* apply making this recipe to any fruit. Pineapple, cherry, or blueberries, would make for an excellent upside down cake.

How to Make Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Are you game to try making this easy cake?If you’ve never made an upside down cake, then this Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake is the one for you to try!

Did you see that marshmallows are a part of this recipe? YES! These little fluffy clouds are going to make this upside down cake even more amazing.

ingredients for Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake
  • You will want to start by chopping up the strawberries in fourths. This gets them to the right size for baking and eating.
strawberries in a 9x13 pan
  • Evenly sprinkle dry jello mix over top of strawberries. You can use sugar free jello if you’d like to save a few calories.
strawberries and jello powder and a 9x13 pan
  • Next, sprinkle the marshmallows over the top.
  • Finally, pour cake batter over top.
cake batter pouring over pan with marshmallows
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool for 20 minutes. Then gently run a knife around the edges and flip cake out onto a serving tray.
  • Allow to cool completely, then serve or cover and refrigerate.

The finished cake product is a beautiful one. You can see the gorgeous golden brown upside down cake coated with a scrumptious strawberry topping. The summer and spring months are perfect for a lighter cake, and this one does the trick.

Cake Toppings

Looking for options for topping this cake? Try one of these:

slice of Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake on a plate

Perfect Potluck Cake

I have found that during the summer months, there are a lot of potlucks and parties to attend. You will need something to bring to those parties.

Let’s be honest, money can be a little tight in the summers because of all the fun going around. You need inexpensive dessert ideas!

How to Store Cake with Fruit

Put the strawberry cake into an airtight container. You should store it in the fridge, since it has fresh fruit. I prefer my upside down cake to be cold, but you may like yours warm.

If you do like it warm, pop it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. This cake should last you a few days store, although it will probably be consumed very quickly.

Other Strawberry Cake Recipes:

Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake on a cake plate

Tools to Make Cake:

  • Toothpicks – If you do a lot of baking, you may want to stock up on some toothpicks. Always great to have on hand.
  • Upside Down Cake Pan – Get your hands on one of these, it will make baking upside down cakes so much easier.
  • Strawberry Stemmer – Do a lot of baking with strawberries? You’ll want to grab this stemmer!
Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake with jello
Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake with jello

Easy Strawberry Cake Recipe

4.88 from 8 votes
In the mood for a delicious strawberry cake? This semi-homemade Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake is simple to make and delicious for picnics!
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 white cake mix (prepared according to box directions)
  • 2 cups strawberries (chopped)
  • 6 ounces strawberry jello (1 large box)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Prepare cake batter according to the box directions. Set aside.
  • Place strawberries in a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle dry jello mix over top of strawberries.
  • Next, sprinkle the marshmallows over the top.
  • Finally, pour cake batter over top.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow cake to cool for 20 minutes. Then gently run a knife around the edges and flip cake out onto a serving tray.
  • Allow to cool completely, then serve or cover and refrigerate.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 209
Keyword cake with strawberries, easy strawberry cake, strawberry jello cake
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5 stars
wonderful, easy recipe!! Thanks so much!

5 stars
Delicious, incredibly easy dessert.