Tuesday, July 24, 2012

1970's and Strawberry Cake

I have three sisters-in-law, and the dark haired one used to make the most delicious cake--Strawberry Cake. I remember that the cake was her family's favorite back in the 70's. Every time we visit her even these days I hope that she will have made a Strawberry Cake. Guess I will just keep hoping or make one myself!

(As a side note, Memaw made one of these cakes last August for my niece E's bridal shower. Memaw is still laughing about turning the sheet cake out onto the serving platter and the following morning forgetting to take off the wax paper before icing it. LOL)

Here is the Just Plain Cooking version:

Strawberry Cake (Memaw's)

1 package yellow or white cake mix
1 package strawberry jello
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup frozen strawberries (thawed)

Combine cake mix, jello, water, and oil. Mix until well blended.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Add strawberries and beat until they are pulverized and well mixed with other ingredients.
Bake in 2 greased and floured 9 inch pans for at least 1 hour at 350 degrees F.
Remove from pan and cool.

Strawberry Icing

1/2 cup drained strawberries
1 box confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine

Cream butter, add salt, sugar, and strawberries. Beat well.
Put between layers and on top of cake.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know this is my recipe. It came from your Texas cousin way back then. I then passed it on down the line. MM