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Strawberry lemon layer cake is a lightened up cake with lots of flavor. Perfect for the Easter holiday. 

Layered strawberry lemon cake

Can you believe Easter is already right around the corner? Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, there’s always dessert, right?

This strawberry lemon layer cake is really easy because it’s made with boxed cake mix, and it’s lightened up to have lesser calories.

The layers give the cake an overall wow factor and the fun colors are great for Spring.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Made from boxed mixes, so less fuss
  • Colorful cake perfect for Spring 
  • Made without oil for less calories
  • Moist and flavorful
Layered strawberry lemon cake

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

Layered strawberry lemon cake

How to make this recipe

The Cakes

1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray two 9” round cake pans with cooking spray.

2 – In a large mixing bowl, add the strawberry cake mix, Greek yogurt and water. Mix together well until all the ingredients are incorporated. Divide batter between the two cake pans.

3 – Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before removing cake from pan.

4 – Repeat the same process with the lemon cake mix. In the end, there should be 4 cake rounds.

The Frosting

1 – In a large mixing bowl, add the vanilla pudding, milk and vanilla extract.

2 – Mix until thickened. Fold in the whipped topping.

Assembling the Cakes

1 – Once cakes are completely cooled, place one lemon cake on a cake stand, or plate, and lightly frost the top with a layer of the whipped topping frosting.

2 – Repeat, alternating cake flavors. Once all cakes are stacked, completely frost the stack of cakes over the top and sides.

Enjoy immediately, or keep refrigerated.

Layered strawberry lemon cake

How do I store my cake?

Place frosted cake in an airtight container, or wrap with plastic wrap to avoid the cake drying out. Properly stored in the refrigerator, the cake should last for 3-4 days.

How do I store my frosting?

Place frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to for 3-4 days.

Layered strawberry lemon cake

Calories per serving (1 slice): 263

Yield: 16 Servings

Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake

Layered strawberry lemon cake

Strawberry lemon layer cake is a lightened up cake with lots of flavor. Perfect for the Easter holiday.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 15.25 oz box lemon cake mix
  • 15.25 oz strawberry cake mix
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt, divided
  • 2 cups water, divided

For Frosting

  • 8 oz tub lite whipped topping
  • 1 oz box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For Cakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 2 - 9" round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together lemon cake mix, 1 cup Greek yogurt and 1 cup water. Mix for about 1 minute or until well blended. Divide in half, and pour mixture into prepared baking pans.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Check with toothpick in center to see if done. After 5 minutes, flip cakes over onto wire racks. Let cool.
  4. Repeat with strawberry cake mix.

For Frosting

  1. In medium bowl, combine whipped topping, pudding mix, vanilla and milk. Mix well.

For Assembly

  1. Place one lemon cake round on a plate or cake stand. Spread a thin, even layer of frosting on top. Place strawberry cake round on top forming a sandwich. Spread with a thin, even layer or frosting. Repeat until all layers have been frosted.
  2. Frost the rest of the cake over the top and sides. Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 481mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Erika Pangburn

Friday 10th of July 2020

I made this cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. She saw the picture online and was a big fan of the yellow and pink layers. It was a HUGE hit with our family! Absolutely delicious moist cake and exceptional frosting. I will definitely save the recipe to use again and again. From one Erika to another, thank you! :)

simplylowcal

Friday 10th of July 2020

Aww, that is so great to hear. Thanks so much for letting me know, and happy birthday to your daughter! :)

Shivani

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

This cake looks so tasty and perfect for Easter! The colours are just gorgeous too😍

simplylowcal

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Thanks, Shivani. :)

Kacey Perez

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Oh my gosh this cake recipe is beautiful! So summery and it looks so moist. Hanging on to this one for our summer gatherings - I know our guests will love it!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Thanks, Kacey. I hope you all love it. :)

Dannii

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

What beautiful looking cake. I have never thought of strawberry and lemon together, but it sounds amazing.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Thank you. :)

Nart | Cooking with Nart

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Beautiful colors and lemon and strawberry is such a great combination! Love that it's lightened up too :)

simplylowcal

Wednesday 1st of April 2020

Thank you. :)