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Strawberry Layer Cake Recipe

Ultra-moist crowd-pleasing Air Fryer Strawberry Layer Cake that's perfect for celebrations, afternoon tea or a simple weekend treat, this pretty pink cake and easy strawberry cream cheese frosting is one you’ll return to again and again.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 42 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 32 minutes
Servings 8 People
Calories 675kcal


Cake Mixture

  • 1.41 Oz. Pkg. Strawberry gelatin
  • ½ Cup Hot water
  • 15.25 Oz. Pkg. Strawberry cake mix with pudding inside
  • 2 Tbsp. All purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Frozen strawberries thawed
  • 4 Eggs yolk and whites separated
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla extract

Strawberry Frosting

  • 8 Oz. Cream Cheese soften
  • 2 Cups Powder sugar more if needed
  • Cup Frozen Strawberries thawed
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 Tsp. Almond extract
  • Coconut flakes optional


Strawberry Cake

  • Dissolve dry gelatin mix in hot water in a mixing cup or bowl. Set aside to cool.
    Next, in a large bowl blend the (thawed) strawberries until all of the strawberries are mashed. You may leave small pieces if you'd like.
    Pour in the gelatin mixture. Stir to combine.
    adding gelatin to strawberries
  • Add the cake mix and flour. Mix well. Next add the eggs, one at a time, beating slightly after each addition.
    In a separate bowl with a hand mixture or electric whisk, beat the egg whites to stiff peak. Add the eggs whites to the cake mixture, fold in the egg whites.
    Egg whites to cake batter
  • Pour batter into greased pan suitable to fit a 5.3 Quart air fryer basket.
    Bake at 310° for 42 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for a minum of 30 minutes, but the longer the better.
    Slice the cake in half. Spread the strawberry frosting between layers and all over the cake.
    Decorate with additional strawberries and coconut flakes (optional).
    cake batter being added to pan

Strawberry Frosting

  • In a large bowl, blend the strawberries. Set aside.
    Blend together the powder sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl.
    Then add the strawberries, vanilla extract and almond extract. Blend to a smooth consistency.
    Closeup cake slice on plate with whole cake in the background- Savory Thoughts



If you want to use food coloring to make the color pop even more, consider adding 1-2 small drops of pink or red food coloring for a beautiful pink shade to the strawberry layer cake.
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**** Calories are estimated per serving.


Serving: 8People | Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 102g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 135mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg