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Strawberry Soda Cake is one of my favorite desserts…  chocolate cupcakes are a close second!  these easy weeknight desserts are perfect for a busy family.

strawberry soda cake


Strawberry Soda Cake

This cake is so much fun to make. Since it’s all pre-packed stuff it goes together in a snap. Put the kids to work helping you with this. Of course poking holes in the cake is always a favorite.

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O
  • 16 fluid ounces strawberry flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

1. In a cake pan, prepare the cake according to package directions. Once cake is baked, poke holes in it with a toothpick.  (You could even split the batter into two smaller circular pans)

2. In a bowl, mix together strawberry gelatin with the boiling water. Once dissolved, allow it to cool slightly. Pour in the carbonated strawberry beverage. Then, pour over cake and allow it to soak. Refrigerate until completely cooled.

3. In a bowl, mix together the milk and pudding. Once mixed well, fold in the thawed whipped topping and spread on the cake.

4. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

5. Enjoy!



A person smiling for the camera.Susanne, The Hillbilly Housewife has a passion to help families with limited time, money, and energy. Her mission is to share only the very best resources to help parents run their household and raise their families all while squeezing a bit of fun so they end their days with a smile and a grateful heart.  She runs the wildly popular blog where frugal living is the focus. She believes that if people can live within their means, they can truly enjoy all the blessings God has given them.  Don’t forget to check out Susanne’s latest cookbook:  Just Dessert Recipes: The Cookbook for Easy Weekday After Dinner Treats available on Amazon Kindle.   Follow her on Facebook, pinteresttwitter Or yummly



Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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