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Mama Ruths’ Strawberry Cake Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15 slices 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


You’ve heard me talk about it…now…you can cook one of your very own. It’s really a very quick and easy way to fix a scrumptious dessert. Mama Ruth uses a boxed cake mix and just a few other simple ingredients. You can make it with fresh Strawberries or, use some of the ones from your freezer or grocer. You’re gonna love it. Thank You Mama Ruth!



  • 1 – Quart of Fresh Strawberries, prepared and sweetened
  • 1 – Box of Duncan Hines White Cake Mix
  • 18oz. Package of Cream Cheese
  • 112oz. Carton of Cool Whip
  • 1 – cup of Sugar – divided into ½ cups each if using fresh berries
  • 1 – Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 – cup of Strawberry Juice, reserved from above.


Sheet Cake:

  1. Preheat oven as needed.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box.
  3. Bake as directed.

Strawberry Topping

  1. Remove caps, wash and slice one quart of fresh strawberries.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add strawberries and sugar. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Reserve about 1/4th to 1/2 cup of the Strawberry juice for later.
  4. While cake is still hot, poke holes in top with skewer or fork.
  5. Spoon the strawberry mixture over the top. Set cake aside and let cool.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and reserved strawberry juice.
  2. Mix gently to incorporate ingredients.
  3. Add room temperature cool whip, mix until fluffy with mixer.
  4. Spread on cool cake, refrigerate for at least one hour if possible.
  5. Serve and enjoy.


If you like, slice some fresh Strawberries and place along the top of the cake.

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