Strawberry Upside Down Cake

This amazingly simple cake will make your taste buds dance! Try ths Strawberry Upside Down Cake Recipe

COMFORT FOOD! This is it! This cake only took me minutes to throw together and put in the oven. The smell alone was worth the few minutes of trouble. When it came out of the oven with strawberry yumminess bubbling up the sides, I knew we were in for some serious delight!

The strawberry penetrates down into the cake and keeps it very moist.  It is almost like a strawberry shortcake…once you add that dollop of whipped cream. We couldn’t wait for the whipped cream.  We sliced up the cake and served it warm.  It was everything I dreamed it would be and more.  I made it in a bundt pan, but you can make it in a 13×9 sheet pan too. This would be a perfect treat for your valentine or any day of the week.

Strawberry Upside Down Cake

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Strawberry Upside Down Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared as directed on package
  • 2 cups crushed strawberries
  • 1 package Strawberry Jello (6 oz)
  • 3 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F
  2. Spread crushed strawberries on the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Evenly sprinkle strawberries with the dry jello powder, and top with mini marshmallows.
  4. Prepare the cake mix by the directions on the box and spread evenly over the marshmallows & strawberries.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 50 minutes.
  6. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the pan to loosen the sides, and turn the cake out onto a serving tray.
  7. Store cake in the refrigerator.
Gluten Free
  1. Use a gluten free cake mix for a gluten free version. Keep in mind that gluten free cake mixes are typically smaller, so it may take 2.
Dairy Free
  1. Use a dairy free cake mix and preparation.
You can make this in a bundt pan. Just adjust the recipe to use only 2 cups of mini marshmallows.

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Just in case you were wondering,  “what is up with the marshmallows?” This is why.  The marshmallow melt in the baking process creating little pockets in the cake for the strawberry to fill.  I didn’t have mini marshmallows so I just chopped up the big ones and it worked perfect. Trust me…use the marshmallows! YUM!
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  1. susanne says

    Wanted to “Pin” your Strawberry cake recipe to share with friends but your “Pin” button sends us to blank photos ~ I tried pinning a blank and it comes up on Pinterest as a Coupon site Pin….is that intentional or is it a hack???

    • says

      Susanne, I just clicked on the Pin It Button myself and it hiccuped the first time, but now it is working. Pinterest could be having issues. I would try it again. If you continue to have problems let me know. Thank you so much for pinning! :)

  2. says

    I made this for Mother’s Day and we LOVED it. I even posted about it on my blog and linked your recipe so others could love it too.

  3. says

    I made this over the weekend for some friends, one of whom is dairy free/gluten free. I was pretty nervous since I know that changing the recipe for those concerns messes with the consistency. However it came out SO great! My fiancé, who is super picky, even had seconds! Thanks so much for this recipe!!

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