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Easy Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling

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Today we're making a filled cake recipe that anyone can master! This simple vanilla cake with strawberry filling is sweet, indulgent, and fresh. It's also amazingly easy to make, seriously, anyone can perfect this tasty dessert.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Featured image showing the full finished vanilla cake with strawberry filling ready to cut and serve.

Today we’re making a filled cake recipe that anyone can master! This simple vanilla cake with strawberry filling is sweet, indulgent, and fresh. It’s also amazingly easy to make, seriously, anyone can perfect this tasty dessert.

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Making any recipe with a cake mix to start is the easiest way to take some of the work, ingredients, and stress out of the process.

Cake mix recipes like this vanilla cake with strawberry filling are super simple because a lot of the hard work is already done for us.

pin showing the finished vanilla cake with strawberry filling with title in the middle.

Starting with a cake mix doesn’t just make life easier it also means you have to keep less items on hand.

If you don’t like to bake complicated recipes you probably don’t have tons of ingredients in your pantry for making cakes from scratch…instead of going out and gathering a ton of supplies, use a cake mix to start and spruce it up!

A slice of the finished cake ready to eat.

I’m going to show you how to make a gorgeous filled cake recipe that starts with a vanilla cake mix and elevates it to something more exciting, delicious, and quite frankly beautiful.

The end result is a lovely pop of red in our vanilla cake and vanilla frosting. I love to make this cake to share with friends and family because it looks and tastes like a much more complicated dessert!

A top down view of the finished vanilla cake with strawberry filling ready to eat.

Kitchen Essentials for Cake Mix Recipes:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

A look at the finished cake ready to be cut and served.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

This recipe will also use a non stick bundt pan! If you don’t have one I suggest you get one. They make every cake recipe more festive and adorable. Perfect for making sharable desserts!

A look at the cut cake with a slice of vanilla cake with strawberry filling ready to eat.

Ingredients needed for a vanilla cake with strawberry filling:

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this simple strawberry filled vanilla cake. There’s only six things we’ll need to make this recipe from start to finish, including the frosting and the filling! Don’t miss out on this incredible dessert. You might have some of these things in your pantry already.

A side view showing the layers of this delicious cake ready to enjoy.

Get a vanilla cake mix, strawberry pie filling in a can, some fresh strawberries, vanilla icing, and some applesauce. That’s it, you won’t need the items that the cake mix calls for, it’s not magic…or maybe it is, who knows!

How to make a strawberry filled vanilla cake:

Now that we’ve gathered our simple ingredients for this cake mix recipe let’s dive on in and see how simple it is to make this layered cake recipe. You’ll love how simple it is to make this cake and after you try that first bite it will be your go to recipe for using fresh strawberries.

When strawberries are in season we make this recipe a lot. It’s the perfect simple dessert that everyone will devour.

A close up view of a slice of cake ready to eat.

Mix cake mix and applesauce together until relatively smooth

Scoop half of the mixture into a non stick Bundt pan

Scoop the strawberry pie filling onto the batter that is in the bundt pan

Top with the remaining half of the batter

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until a pick comes out clean

The whole cake with icing and strawberries on top ready to cut and serve.

Let the cake cool completely and then ice with the vanilla icing

Place strawberries on top to fill up the middle of the cake

Looking for more ways to use cake mixes for desserts?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

Here we see the gorgeous finished cake ready to eat.

Try out Butter Pecan cake mix cookies, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesred velvet cake mix cookieslemon cake mix cookies, and even cream soda cake mix cupcakes!

Printable Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling Recipe:

Featured image showing the full finished vanilla cake with strawberry filling ready to cut and serve.

Easy Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling

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Today we're making a filled cake recipe that anyone can master! This simple vanilla cake with strawberry filling is sweet, indulgent, and fresh. It's also amazingly easy to make, seriously, anyone can perfect this tasty dessert.
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Servings: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box of vanilla cake mix
  • 2 cups of applesauce
  • 1 can of strawberry pie filling
  • 1 can of vanilla icing
  • Strawberries for middle

Instructions

  • Mix cake mix and applesauce
  • Scoop half of the mixture into a non stick Bundt pan
  • Scoop the strawberry pie filling onto the batter
  • Top with remaining batter
  • Bake at 375 for 35 minutes or until a pick comes out clean
  • Let cool completely and ice with icing
  • Place strawberries in the middle

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 508mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 43g

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