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Slow Cooker Strawberry Cake Recipe and Review

Slow Cooker Strawberry Cake

I was recently sent the book Slow Cooker Desserts to try out. I immediately leafed through the book and found quite a few recipes I wanted to try. I figured I’d try an easier recipe first since I had the ingredients on hand and didn’t need to go shopping to try something. Some of the recipes on my to-do list is pound cake, orange cheesecake, luscious lemon cake, mini berry cobblers, and pineapple crisp, to name a few. All of the recipes seem relatively easy. I can’t wait for my husband to come home from work today and try this simple Strawberry Yellow Cake that I made today. Little Man loves it! I thought it was pretty good, too.

The nice thing about this cake is it’s one of the fastest recipes in the book. It only takes three main ingredients and it cooks in the slow cooker for three hours. It’s so simple to throw this cake into the slow cooker before company comes over and then have it come out hot and fresh at dessert time.

Slow Cooker Strawberry Cake Recipe


  • 1 21-ounce can strawberry pie filling or 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberry pieces
  • 1 box strawberry or yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional (I didn't add them)
  • 1 container of whipped topping such as Cool Whip


  1. Coat the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour the pie filling or fresh strawberries into the slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix and the melted butter; it will make a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle over the strawberries in the slow cooker. Sprinkle the walnuts, if you are using them.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Cool for about 10 minutes, then scoop into serving dishes and top with the Cool Whip.

Strawberry Cake Slow Cooker

Note: I was given a copy of the cookbook Slow Cooker Desserts to review. All opinions are my own. 

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. That looks delicious!!

    My mom has this special bowl that you put in your slow cooker. You fill it with your ingredients and it makes a chocolate cake. It’s AMAZING! (Especially if you sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top!)

  2. very interesting! I might have to try this recipe!

  3. That sounds really good. I love strawberry shortcake.

  4. That sure does look delicious!

  5. That looks phenomenal! I had to pin it for me to make!

  6. That sounds and looks awesome. I LOVE strawberry shortcake. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Carole Ingram says:

    Oh my!! That is just NOT right… LOL I’m in LOVE with this recipe!! THANK YOU, I’m pinning!!!!!! I just gained 10 lbs just looking at this…. 😛

  8. Yum!

  9. Oh my goodness, this is one of my favorites ever and now to be able to make it? OH I love that you shared this recipe! Thanks.

  10. When we went camping the people at the site next to ours made this in a cast iron dish on the campfire. What size is your crock pot? I have a very large one (fits a large bone in ham). I am thinking I might have to double the recipe for mine.

  11. Janice Cooper says:

    This looks and sounds really good!

  12. Looks delicious!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Could you use 7-up in place of the butter to have it a lower caloric version?

    • I’m not sure how it would react. It makes more of a crumb cake on top than a regular cake so I don’t know if it’d work with 7-up. If you try it, please let me know!

  14. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Who would have thought strawberry shortcake in a slow cooker…wow, it looks wonderful

  15. Corny OnTheCob says:

    I keep seeing all these slow cooker desserts everywhere, and some of them look and sound so good! Dessert in a slow cooker, who would’ve thought? 🙂