Thursday, July 23, 2009

Strawberry Jello Cake

Today's recipe has been in our family--it seems like forever. I suppose everyone has a "signature" recipe that they're known for. My mother was a wonderful cook, as all the women in her family were. Strawberry Cake was my mother's "signature" dessert and she always prepared it as one of her desserts for any of our family get-togethers. She was expected to bring this to all family reunions. She passed away eighteen years ago, and I continue to bring it to our family reunions to continue the tradition. This cake was always my older daughter's favorite cake. However, since she's a "little" older, she's become like most of us ladies---chocolate begins to be a "top" runner for our cravings--but still loves this cake. One of my sons-in-law celebrated a birthday in April and this is the cake he requested that I make for him. This cake has also transferred over to a favorite with some of our grandchildren.

Strawberry Jello Cake
Posted by Donna:

1 pkg. white cake mix
1 pkg. strawberry jello (small pkg.)
1/2 cup mazola oil (I've been substituting Cottonseed Oil for this and it works great.)
1/2 cup frozen (sweetened) strawberries (thawed)
1/2 cup water
4 eggs

Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix with a mixer for three minutes. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 cake pan and bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven. I bake mine about 25 to 30 minutes. I don't like a dry cake; so when it has baked 25 minutes, I begin to touch it to see if it's ready. Sometimes I have to go the whole 30 minutes.


1/2 stick margarine (melted)
1 box powdered sugar (as you know from baking, sometimes it takes a little more)
1/2 cup strawberries
Beat the ingredients together until creamy. Spread on cake.

It's fun to have recipes that are passed down from one generation to another. Those are usually the best ones. I've decided the one ingredient that makes this cake so good is that it's made with lots of love inside!!!!!

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1 comment:

Frances said...

This sounds yummy!

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