This cake is light pink in colour and has a hint of strawberry flavour. I recommend layering this cake with fresh, chopped strawberries and a vanilla buttercream
me - "Lily, what kind of cake do you want for your birthday?"
child - "A BIG cake." *grand gesture*
me - ...
child - "Purple! I like purple."
me - "What's your favourite food?"
child - "Strawberry."
So, Lily's big purple strawberry cake.
In my opinion, Jell-o is Jell-o and cake is cake. Combining the two sounds weird to me, and not in a good way. In Jell-o/cake hybrid's defense, I've never tried it, but frankly I don't want to. And thanks to this recipe, I don't have to. If you Google "strawberry cake," you'll get a hundred different recipes to choose from. They will almost all have Jell-o in them. So, here.
I complimented this cake with fresh, chopped strawberries and an American vanilla buttercream between each layer. I used a Swiss meringue buttercream to ice and decorate the exterior. The strawberry flavour in this cake isn't going to smack you in the mouth. If you are looking for a more aggressive flavour, try adding a bit of extract or flavouring oil to either the cake or icing (although the icing is easier to gauge.)
Hope you enjoy this cake as if it's your third birthday and it's all yours!