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Strawberry Gooey Cake For Your Valentine


Love is in the air and this Strawberry Gooey Cake is the perfect treat for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Love, romance, and strawberries go hand in hand, and Valentine’s Day is the culmination of all three. In my mind, strawberries are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine’s Day and this recipe does not disappoint. I go with the old adage that the way to the heart is through the stomach. I cannot think of a better way to express love to your Valentine than a special dessert with strawberries.

Thank you to First Security Banker Amber Drew from Heber Springs for submitting such an easy heartwarming recipe to “What’s Cookin’ at First Security.” It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Grab your cookbook before they are gone!

Tips For Strawberry Gooey Cake

  • Reserve ¼ cup of powdered sugar for the topping. I like to use a sifter to sprinkle the powdered sugar.
  • Don’t forget to set out the cream cheese to soften and bring to room temperature.
  • Optional garnish idea…fan strawberries for topping. I slice the strawberries almost to the core and use my fingers to gently spread into a fan shape.
  • Dress up this dessert even more with a dollop of Cool Whip or Reddi Wip.
  • Amber sliced the strawberries to add to the cream cheese mixture, while I diced the strawberries. This was just my personal preference to make cutting the cake into bars easier.

Strawberry Gooey Cake


  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce box) powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 to 1 ½ cup sliced strawberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together strawberry cake mix, butter and 2 eggs. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spread mixture into pan. Beat together cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar and optional vanilla. Once mixed, stir in sliced strawberries. Spread on top of cake mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.


There are over 800 recipes in “What’s Cookin’ at First Security,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location. Simply go to the drive-thru window to get your copy.

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Arkansas Women Bloggers Member Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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