Easy Make Mamaw’s Strawberry Cake Recipe

Grandmothers have a magical way of creating recipes that transcend generations, infusing every bite with love, warmth, and nostalgia. If you’ve ever tasted your Mamaw’s famous strawberry cake and long to recreate that same sense of joy, you’re in for a treat.

In this blog post, we’re unveiling Mamaw’s cherished strawberry cake recipe, simplified for today’s busy kitchens. Get ready to embark on a journey that not only celebrates a beloved family tradition but also makes it accessible for everyone.


For the cake:

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
Mamaw's Strawberry Cake Recipe
Mamaw’s Strawberry Cake Recipe

For the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries


  1. Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box (usually around 350°F or 175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the strawberry cake mix, instant vanilla pudding mix, eggs, vegetable oil, and milk. Mix well until smooth and well combined.
  3. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries into the batter.
  4. Divide the batter equally between the prepared cake pans.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for the time indicated on the cake mix box or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  6. Once baked, remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool in the pans for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  8. Gradually add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to the butter. Continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and well combined.
  9. Gently fold in the chopped strawberries into the frosting.
  10. Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread a generous layer of frosting over the top.
  11. Place the second cake layer on top of the frosted layer. Frost the top and sides of the entire cake with the remaining frosting.
  12. If desired, you can decorate the cake with additional chopped strawberries or other decorations of your choice.
  13. Refrigerate the cake for about 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the frosting to set.
  14. Slice and enjoy your delicious Mamaw’s Strawberry Cake!

Remember, this recipe is a simple version, and you can always adjust the ingredients or decorations to your preference. Happy baking!

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Amount
Fat12.8 g
Saturated Fat2.1 g
Carbohydrates43 g
Protein4.9 g
Cholesterol46 mg
Sodium 270 mg


The fruit layer is a nice touch. It kicks the cake. I would recommend this cake for the strawberry layer alone, even if you are not much of a fan of white cake.