Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

Sweet strawberry cake with a lemonade filling and frosting. This cake is as tasty as it is pretty!

This past Easter we tried out a bunch of new recipes, one being this delicious Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake!

A few things to note, besides that it is yummy, is that the lemonade ‘frosting’ is more of a filling mixture that is spread all over the cake and between the layers. If you make it and prefer a stiffer more traditional frosting, add a bit of powdered sugar (just a little at a time until you get the consistency you like).

Secondly, I only used half of a packet of lemonade in the filling and it was quite tart with just half. So I would highly suggest you taste test it with half and see if you want to use the rest. Many thanks to Easybaked for this awesome recipe.

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

Sweet strawberry cake with a lemonade filling and frosting. This cake is as tasty as it is pretty!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 303 kcal


For the cake:

  • 15 oz. box of strawberry cake mix plus oil, water and eggs as directed on box

For the frosting/filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 packet Kool-Aid Lemonade 0.23oz. of packet
  • Yellow food coloring gel as desired for color
  • 7.5 ounce jar Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme 2 1/2 cups
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip
  • 5 strawberries for garnish


For the cake:

  • Make cake according to box and bake in 2- 9 inch round cake pans as directed. Turn finished cakes over on cake racks and allow to cool completely.

For the frosting/filling:

  • Cream together cream cheese, lemonade and yellow food coloring until smooth. Mix marshmallow creme in and then mix in Cool Whip until completely smooth. Refrigerate until cake is cooled and cut.

For assembly

  • Cut each cake layer in half. Alternating layers of cake with layers of filling, assemble cake. End with layer of filling. Refrigerate and serve chilled, garnishing with sliced strawberries just before serving.


Recipe by easybaked.
Nutritional values don’t include the egg and oil used for the cake mix.


Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 312mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 288IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 107mgIron: 1mg
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  1. I absolutely love the combination of lemons and strawberries!! In fact I just posted a recipe for lemon and strawberry muffins…I guess we were thinking alike last week πŸ™‚

  2. I just made This and it's amazing! I used a little more than half the Kool aid mix, I just added a little at a time to taste. It is delicious. A must try perfect combination!