Strawberry & Cream Pound Cake with Jello is a buttery, soft, and super moist pound cake with two flavors. The popular combination of strawberries and cream is put together in a unique way to make an extraordinary pound cake!
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Let’s talk about celebration worthy cakes. I mean, just look at how beautiful and colorful this Strawberry & Cream Pound Cake with Jello is! However, unlike those big beautiful cakes that are sometimes not very tasty, this pound cake is amazing. It has the classic vanilla flavor and strawberry flavor.
There is just one more simple step to this pound cake to get that double flavor and it’s well worth it for the ‘wow’ factor.
Strawberry & Cream Pound Cake with Jello
First I made the Real Fruit Strawberry Pound Cake which was beautiful and delicious, but my friend wanted an easier version. So, I shared this Melt in your Mouth Strawberry Buttermilk Pound Cake. It’s been a huge internet sensation. For the holidays, I wanted a real show-stopping dessert when I remembered this Vanilla Red Velvet Marbled Pound Cake Recipe that I made last year. ‘Why not make a similar cake that tastes like strawberry shortcake,’ I thought.
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And, here you have it. My vision came to life in this extraordinary cake!
I understand that strawberry desserts aren’t classic Thanksgiving and Christmas foods. But, really why not? I can get fresh strawberries all year and frozen berries can be used in most of my recipes. As well, I used Jello gelatin in this cake with only fresh strawberries as a garnish.
I used my Amaretto Pound Cake as the basis for this cake. I used vanilla extract in the entire cake then added strawberry Jello gelatin to half of the batter. Each bite is a flavor sensation.
The texture is soft, buttery, and has a fine crumb. It’s a really tender cake. The top has that nice crust that is so loved in pound cakes. Just a note, the fresh strawberry glaze tastes wonderful and looks beautiful in the photos. However, if you want that crusty top to stay crusty don’t put the glaze over the whole cake. You may want to put it on the cake as you serve it because the glaze will make that crusty top soft.
This Strawberry & Cream Pound Cake with Jello is excellent served warm with good vanilla ice cream.
More strawberry desserts you may like That Strawberry Cake, Strawberry Ricotta Cookies, Strawberry Tiramisu
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.
Strawberry & Cream Pound Cake with Jello
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- 3 cups all-purpose flour measured correctly
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 6 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 cup whole milk at room temperature
- 1 3-ounce package strawberry flavored gelatin ex. Jello
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 2 tablespoons crushed strawberries and juice usually 4 strawberries, I puree them in a small food processor
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 and 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted
- Coat a ten-inch tube pan with solid vegetable shortening then either flour or sugar. I use granulated sugar because it doesn't leave white areas on the cake.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together.
- Cream butter, shortening, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.For mixing, I use the whisk attachment on a KitchenAid Electric Mixer.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the vanilla extract to your milk. Then add the milk mixture and flour alternately, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
- Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes.
- The cake is done when no crumbs or dry crumbs remain on a wooden pick when inserted in the thickest part of the cake.
- Cool in the pan on wire rack 20 minutes before inverting on a platter to cool completely. Make sure it's cooled completely before covering. The cake will be good 4 or 5 days in an airtight container on the counter. After that, it will start drying out somewhat.
- Whisk glaze together and pour over cooled cake or, my recommendation, pour over individual slices when served.
I was wondering if I could use lemon jello on the bottom to make it strawberry lemonade cake.
Yes, that would be delish!!!
Looks fabulous. It is on the menu for this upcoming week end. Thank you.
☹️☹️☹️The cake is beautiful and delish. Please help me. My pink part didn’t cook. I don’t know what I did wrong😭😭
I’ve never had this happen. I would think it just needs to cook longer.
Deborah Burch says
Very, Very delicious… I baked this awesome cake for my hubby for Father’s Day. And posted it on Facebook. I was so proud,and he loved it sooooo much.
Thank you… this is the go to cake when you want to impress.
Aquica Mcmillian says
I bake this cake all the time!! And it’s delicious recently had a request to make it onto a 12X18 sheet pan… Please help with measurements and cooking time. 😊
It’s going to be thin if made in a 12×18 size pan. I’m not sure what the time would be, 9×13-inch cakes usually bake in 27-29 minutes. It should be less time that than so I’d start watching it at 20 minutes.
Raven Cade says
Can I use a bundt pan instead of a tube?
Yes, but make sure it’s large enough. (Bundts come in different sizes.) If yours happens to be smaller don’t fill it more than 1.5 inches from the top. If you have extra batter, use it for cupcakes. Bake around 22 minutes for cupcakes and be very gentle getting them out of the oven so as not to disturb the cake that will still be cooking.
Hi, can I make the whole cake strawberry?
yes, you can. Or, I recommend this one https://www.callmepmc.com/melt-in-your-mouth-strawberry-buttermilk-pound-cake/ or this one https://www.callmepmc.com/fresh-strawberry-pound-cake/
Just made this, it was soooo good. I loved the crust. I did however use 2 tsp of baking powder and use sugar free strawberry jello powder (I took a chance with that one, so glad it worked). I saved 1/2 tsp of the jello powder to use in a glaze (200g powdered sugar, crushed strawberries, 1/2 tsp jello powder, 2-3 tbsp whipping cream). I measured out 3 cups of flour exactly, which was 375g of flour. I will definitely make this again, maybe with raspberry jello.
This strawberry pound cake is just what I need! It looks perfect yet so simple to make!
This is just like a recipe that my grandma use to make and love. Thank you for sharing.
This pound cake is so perfect for spring with the fun fruity strawberry jello addition. It came out so yummy and pretty!
This strawberry pound cake is delicious! My favorite childhood flavors in a grown up pound cake. PLUS, it’s gorgeous and homemade!
This cake was perfect as a pick-me-up! I loved the simple to follow instructions.
Angela James says
I just made this recipe for my sister birthday. I’ll let you know how it turn out.
Phyllis Beck says
Can I put batter in 2 standard loaf pans instead of tube?
Yes, you can bake them in loaf pans.
Tracy Walker says
Can I use buttermilk instead of regular milk
Could you use just egg yolks instead of whole eggs? I’m also making an angel food cake and looking for a recipe to use the yolks for.
I developed this recipe just for that reason: Twelve yolk pound cake https://www.callmepmc.com/twelve-yolk-pound-cake/
As for this Strawberry Cream Pound Cake, I would do 3 yolks and 3 whole eggs.
Sylvia Quillen says
I’m not a fan of shortening either. Why do you like the shortening better in this recipe?
I thought butter interfered with the strawberry flavor, but you can use butter if you prefer
Marcelle Rann says
Oh my gosh. This pound cake is delicious. I made it for a church supper and all but 1 slice was gone. Doesn’t sound like a big deal until you realize that we are a small country church and only had 15 people at supper. I’m making it again for a youth dinner and am changing only one thing. My cake wasn’t red from just the jello so I added red food coloring. Thank you for this recipe
That’s great!! Thanks for letting me know you liked it!
Thank you for sharing. I made 2. One orange and the other was peach.. We’ll see how everyone responds.
King Kay says
Is there a substitute for the shortening?
You can use real butter, but I like shortening better in this recipe
Dianne U says
Since my only grand-daughter LOVES strawberry (and lemon) cake, she requests one each time we come to visit. (They live several hrs. away). She’s gonna flip over this one!! Not only does it look gorgeous, it sounds delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try. Wondering – have you ever tried this with lemon flavors instead of strawberry/vanilla? I might try it that way too. Thanks for sharing. Love nearly every recipe on this site!
I’m testing a lemon literally right now. I’ll let you know
Isn’t there a step missing between 7 and 8? As in how to incorporate the jello batter into the plain batter in the pan?
You just pour it on top, I added that for you
Good afternoon, Ms Paula there is no vanilla extract listed in ingredients or in the steps, but your post mentions that you added vanilla to the cake
Thank you! I did use 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. I corrected it in the recipe. Thanks so much for pointing that out to me.
This cake is so pretty! I wish I had a slice right now!
This looks incredible!! Love the strawberry color in the middle. So pretty and delicious!
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This looks really delicious! I need to give this a try!
Katerina @ diethood .com says
Such a gorgeous cake!! I can’t wait to try it!!
ThLooks heavenly! Strawberry cakes are always a winner!
Melanie Bauer says
Looks insanely delicious! This will quickly disappear in our house, need to try this soon!
Such a fun idea for pound cake! Sounds absolutely delightful 🙂