There’s not quite another dessert like strawberry cake, it’s luscious and filled with good flavor. My mother was a huge fan of strawberries and we enjoyed countless strawberry dishes; among them, this cake.
She rarely, and the same for me, use cake mixes ~ they're a starting point if I do use one. Then it is tweaked up as this one is with the strawberries and flavorings. This is a wonderful moist cake with a delicious sweet flavor that’s perfect for any occasion or just to sit down and enjoy along with a cup of coffee.
Did you know that strawberries were discovered by a French military engineer, spy and explorer during his trip to
? When he encountered their sweet fresh flavor, he decided to take some home and breed them; the rest is history. He did a wonderful thing for our benefit! Chile
Here’s the cake and I hope you’ll give it a try:
Mom's Strawberry Cake
1 package white cake mix
1 (3 ounce) package strawberry gelatin
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup drained fresh strawberries, beaten
In a large bowl, stir together cake mix and gelatin mix.
Make a well in the center and pour in water, oil and eggs and flour.
Beat on low speed to blend.
Scrape bowl often and beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
Add beaten strawberries.
Pour into greased and floured 9” x 13” baking pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool.
Cover with frosting.
1/3 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 egg whites, unbeaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Very slowly add sugar syrup to unbeaten egg whites in mixing bowl.
Beat constantly with eleectric mixer until stiff peaks form, about 7 minutes.
Beat in vanilla.
Yum! It’s one “berry” delicious cake!