Look up! The Strawberry Heaven Cake is angelically floating down from above. Okay, okay, we know that’s not how it really happens, but wouldn’t it be a pretty sweet miracle if that’s how desserts were delivered to us?! Well, this light and airy cake, brimming with rosy strawberries, tastes like it was literally made in a heavenly kitchen and then came straight through those pearly white gates down to our plates! It’s really that divine. And don’t get us started on that creamy, sugary glaze poured all over… it’s true bliss! You’ll hear beautiful choirs of angelic voices as you enjoy a slice of Strawberry Heaven Cake! It deserves all of the glory!

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Ingredients

For the strawberry cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed, can substitute freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (16-ounce) box angel food cake mix

For the cream cheese glaze:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk, plus more, to taste
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Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven according to the instructions on the cake mix box.

Step 2 –Thoroughly mash the strawberries with a fork.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, add the strawberries, the water, and the cake mix and use an electric hand mixer on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds.

Step 4 –Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until the batter is light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 5 –Pour the batter into a nonstick tube pan, then run a butter knife through the batter to deflate any air pockets.

Step 6 –Bake the cake until the top is golden-brown and the cracks are dry, according to the directions on the package.

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Step 7 –Transfer the cake from the oven and immediately invert the tube pan onto a wire rack to cool.

Step 8 –Run a clean butter knife around the edges to release the cake from the pan.

Step 9 –While the cake is cooling, add the cream cheese to a bowl and beat until it is smooth and creamy.

Step 10 –Beat the powdered sugar, the vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of the milk into the cream cheese, adding more of the milk as needed until it reaches a glaze consistency.

Step 11 –Spread the glaze over the top of the cooled cake and let it drip down the sides.

Step 12 –Slice and serve.