Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe // Top 6 Variations

This is a strawberry sheet cake recipe. The cake is very light and moist, and the sugar cookie crust provides a nice, crunchy contrast to the soft inside.

It is much more tender than other chocolate sheet cakes, which makes it easier to cut into large slices without breaking them.

I’ve also found that this cake can be stored in plastic wrap and placed in a freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

When you take it out to thaw, bring it to room temperature before serving. Just be sure you don’t overcook it, as the cake will get dry and crumbly if you forget about it for too long.


How To Prepare Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 24 slices


  • 9-inch round cake pan,
  • baking sheet,
  • cooling rack
Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe
Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

Ingredients For Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
  • ½ cup hot coffee
  • 1 1/2 pounds frozen strawberries, still partially frozen
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions For Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper or grease and flour the sides of the pan.

Step 2: Cream butter and sugar thoroughly in an electric mixer until light, smooth, and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.

Step 4: Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir into creamed mixture just until combined (do not overmix).

Step 5: In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk and coffee. Add to batter and mix until just combined.

Step 6: Gently fold frozen strawberries into batter. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan. Drop pan onto counter to remove air bubbles from batter.

Step 7: Bake for 35 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out clean (the cake will be slightly soft).

Step 8: Remove from the oven and place the cake on a hot rack for 10 to 15 minutes until the surface is dry.

Step 9: Let the cake cool completely before using a serrated knife to cut it into 24 even slices.

Step 10: Combine powdered sugar and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons water and stir until smooth. Spread glaze over the top of each cake slice (if desired).

Nutrition Facts Of Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

  • Calories: 461
  • Total Fat: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 68 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 123 mg
  • Sodium: 137 mg
  • Potassium: 153 mg
  • Fibre: 1 g
  • Calcium: 9.7 mg
  • Iron: 1.

Top 6 Variations Of Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

1. Strawberry Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Prepare the strawberry sheet cake recipe, but leave out the hot coffee. Slowly add 8 oz cream cheese to the batter, approximately 1/2 cup at a time, until it is all incorporated. Continue with the rest of the directions from above.

2. Strawberry Sheet Cake With White Chocolate Icing

Prepare the strawberry sheet cake recipe. Add 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and frozen strawberries to the batter in Step 6 and continue with the rest of the above directions.

3. Strawberry Sheet Cake With Brownie Frosting

Remove strawberry sheet cake from oven after 35 minutes and cool completely, then refrigerate overnight. After the cake has cooled, frost it with classic brownie frosting.

4. Strawberry Sheet Cake With Chocolate Chip Frosting

Prepare the strawberry sheet cake recipe, but add 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips or chunks. Remove cakes from oven after 35 minutes and cool completely in refrigerator before serving (not thawing) with chocolate chip frosting.

5. Strawberry Sheet Cake With Chocolate Frosting

After the batter has cooled completely, prepare the strawberry sheet cake recipe and frost it with chocolate frosting.

6. Strawberry Sheet Cake With Silky Chocolate Icing

Prepare the strawberry sheet cake recipe, but add 1/4 cup hot water to 1/2 cup cocoa powder before adding it to the batter in Step 4 and continue with the directions from above. Frost when cool.

Why Should You Make Strawberry Cake From Scratch?

I don’t know if you know this, but some of the cake mixes in supermarkets are not good or healthy. It’s better to try making one from scratch if you have enough time.

This is one of the easiest cake recipes, and everyone will love it. You can try different variations too.

How To Remove A Strawberry Sheet Cake From The Pan?

Here is a trick that I learned from my mom. First of all, you need some parchment paper. When the cake comes out of the oven, turn off the oven and leave the cake pan inside.

Put a clean, dry tea towel over the top of the cake and gently lift. The parchment paper should hold it beautifully.

How To Store Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe?

Strawberry sheet cake keeps well, covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. You can cut it into small pieces and freeze them. Thaw them and warm them in the oven before serving.

How To Keep Strawberry Sheet Cake Moist?

Strawberry sheet cake is very juicy, so you don’t need to add lots of frosting or syrup. I usually avoid frosting except for some frosting on top, which is just a little bit of extra sweetness from the whipped cream cheese.

Is It Making To Expensive?

Despite the time you spend making strawberry sheet cake for your friends and family, the ingredients are inexpensive compared to what you are getting. Also, you can use your leftover cake batter and make some muffins or cupcakes.


This is one of the best strawberry sheet cake recipes available online. Everyone will love it. You can easily make it at home or try different variations like strawberry sheet cake recipe with brownie frosting, chocolate chip frosting, silky chocolate icing and so on.

It just depends on your creative imagination. Enjoy! I hope that you have enjoyed this recipe. If you did, please give me a thumbs up and share your experience with others.

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