3 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen (thawed)
1 small pkg strawberry Jello mix
1 box white or yellow cake mix
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water, not boiling
1 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan. Measure your water in either a microwave safe measuring cup or bowl, add your butter to this and heat just until butter is completely melted, set aside.
Roughly chop strawberries and put them into your baking pan to cover the bottom, set aside. In a small bowl whisk together sugar and jello powder, then sprinkle this mixture evenly over the strawberries.
Then sprinkle the dry cake mix next...if you notice any large clumps mash them up a bit.
Now carefully pour the butter & water mixture over the cake mix, try covering all of the cake mix with the water but don't worry if there are still a few spots not drenched.
Now bake for 45 minutes, the top should be golden brown and the juices bubbling on the sides. Cool for 15 minutes before serving, then refrigerate any leftovers.
***I like making this the day before I plan on serving it BUT love it hot out of the oven too.....it's just a little messier warm ;-)