When the sweet aroma of ripe strawberries fills the air and the sun shines brightly overhead, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a delightful dessert that captures the essence of summer. Enter: Strawberry Crunch Cake. This heavenly creation combines layers of moist cake with creamy whipped topping and a crunchy, buttery crumb topping, all crowned with fresh strawberries. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the steps to create your own strawberry crunch cake, guaranteed to be a showstopper at any gathering or simply enjoyed as a sweet treat on a sunny day. Let’s dive into the world of summer flavors and irresistible desserts!


For the Cake:

  • 1 box of white or yellow cake mix (plus ingredients listed on the box, typically eggs, oil, and water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Crunch Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling and Topping:

  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 (8 oz) container of whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
  • Additional fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)


Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the cake mix box. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions, adding in the teaspoon of vanilla extract for extra flavor. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, granulated sugar, and melted butter for the crunch topping. Stir until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Sprinkle the crunch topping evenly over the cake batter in the baking dish.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake according to the package instructions for the cake mix, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely.

Once the cake has cooled, spread the sliced strawberries evenly over the top.

Next, spread the thawed whipped topping over the strawberries, covering the entire surface of the cake.

If desired, garnish the top of the cake with additional fresh strawberry slices for a decorative touch.

Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the topping to set.

Slice, serve, and enjoy the delightful combination of moist cake, crunchy topping, creamy filling, and juicy strawberries in every bite!

With its layers of moist cake, crunchy topping, creamy filling, and fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry crunch cake is the ultimate summer dessert that’s sure to impress. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving a taste of sunshine, this irresistible treat is guaranteed to delight your taste buds and brighten your day. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to savor the sweet flavors of summer with every decadent bite of strawberry crunch cake.