Southern Style Strawberry Cake Recipe

Now my grandmother Josephine would make strawberry cake.  It wasn’t this pretty truthfully but it sure was good.  She decorated in a style that kids would like with pink frosting and candy on the top.  The last time I ever saw my grandmother she decided to make Easter dinner.  She had not done it in years but this time she was determined to do so.   My grandmother prepared all the desserts she helped influence as her grandchildren’s favorites such as German Chocolate, Red Velvet,  poundcake, sweet potato pie and of course strawberry cake on this last holiday with her.  Thus, Strawberry Cake has an affectionate place in my heart.  She would use a box cake mix and always add this or that.   I hope you enjoy this recipe.  It isn’t my Grandma Josephine’s recipe but it is American Southern Style just like grandma.   – 
Crystal Johnson, MCCN Editor. 
Southern Style Strawberry Cake  Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.5 ounce) box white cake mix (without pudding)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry Jell-O
  • 1 Tablespoon self-rising flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup fresh strawberries, finely diced.

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. To make the cake, combine to cake mix, Jell-O, flour and sugar in a large bowl. Mix well. Add the oil. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the water and strawberries and mix well. Divide the batter evenly into three 8-inch round baking pans that have been oiled and floured. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean and the layers pull away from the sides of the pan.

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