First I want to thank Ellen,a reader who sent me this recipe after reading the strawberry bread post. This is her aunt’s recipe, who is 102 years old. I took the kids to a local strawberry patch after school and was excited to try this recipe out.
Looking for a strawberry field near you? Go to pickyourown.org for locations and picking tips. This year we went to the Berry Patch, only 25 minutes from my house. I love going to this place as it is simply a farm, no admission to pick. Plus they have produce and fresh eggs available.
Anyway, Ellen I hope I made you proud as I tweaked it a little bit and was not sure if it was made as a sheet or layered cake. This was extremely moist and easy to make. The kids enjoyed smashing the strawberries and watching the white cake mix turn pink.
Allow to cool completely on baking racks
This is the yummy goodness inside
Here is the email sent to me, the red print is how it was tweaked:
Saw you post about the strawberry bread and had to share my great aunt’s (she’s 102!) recipe for Strawberry cake. It is so delish and your children will love helping!
Strawberry Cake Recipe
- 1 box white cake mix
- 3/4 c wesson oil
- 1/2 c water
- 1 small package strawberry jello
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 c mashed strawberries
Blend jello and cake mix. Add oil and water then eggs, one at a time. Add 1 cup of strawberries last. Pour into 2 9 inch round baking pans Bake at 350 for 25 min. Allow to cool completely on racks before frosting.
cream one stick butter and add i box of confectioner’s sugar, alternating sugar w/ 1/2 cup mashed strawberry’s.
I have never made the frosting, tastes better to me out of the can. You can still add the berry’s to premade frosting and garnish with strawberry’s on top.
It’s so moist and yummy!
When frosting a cake place pieces of parchment paper underneath to keep the cake plate clean!
Also I put the frosted cake back into the fridge for a few minutes to harden up.