Layered Vanilla Pudding Cake with Strawberry Jello Topping Recipe

Try making something new and different for your next special occasion. This strawberry-flavored jello pudding cake recipe surely won’t disappoint. We’re combining both vanilla cake mix and instant pudding to make our cake deliciously dense and fluffy. Then we have a strawberry-flavored gelatin with real strawberry chunks to top it all off!

Jello pudding cakes are one of the easiest desserts that you can make. All you really need to do is to mix, pour your mixture in a springform pan, and wait! Aside from this dessert, other must-try jello recipes that you can make are these fun jello pops and lemon-flavored jello cheesecake.

There are really so many ways to enjoy a jello cake. Make this treat even yummier by adding a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top for a nice balance of flavors.

Layered Vanilla Pudding Cake with Strawberry Jello Topping Recipe

How To Make Layered Vanilla Pudding Cake with Strawberry Jello Topping

You will love this jello cake recipe that serves a dessert with creamy flavors, soft fluffy texture, and the taste of refreshing, sweet strawberries.

Prep: 30 mins
Chill: 4 hrs
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 5 hrs 30 mins


  • 16.5 oz vanilla cake mix, (1 box)
  • 3.5 oz instant pudding mix, strawberry-flavored
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup water
  • cup butter
  • 3 oz strawberry gelatin, (1 box)
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the cake pans with butter.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix and instant pudding mix with egg whites, water, and butter. Mix well.

  3. Pour the mixture into 2 greased round 9-inch pans. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.

  4. Remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool for 30 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, prepare jello according to package directions. As soon as the gelatin thickens, mix in the strawberries.

  6. Put jello inside the fridge for at least 4 hours.

  7. Slice the cake into half, horizontally.

  8. Once the gelatin is ready, spread the jello in between cake halves.

  9. Spread the jello mixture on the cake’s surface.

  10. Serve and enjoy!


  • Sugar: 35g
  • :
  • Calcium: 136mg
  • Calories: 383kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Potassium: 87mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 627mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 340IU
  • Vitamin C: 11mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

What does adding pudding to cake mix do?

Adding a pudding mix to a cake mix makes a firmer and denser cake. We’re using an instant strawberry flavored pudding which makes it super moist and gives our strawberry jello cake a bold flavor.

How do you thicken pudding filling for a cake?

To thicken pudding filling for a cake, simply add whipped cream into your batter. Start with half a pint and increase until you reach your desired consistency.

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Enjoy cake and strawberries in one delicious jello pudding cake recipe. The classic combination of layered vanilla and strawberries is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Savor the classic sweet and creamy flavor of this dense yet fluffy dessert in every bite.
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