Grandmother's Strawberry Cake

Every. Single. Birthday.  This is the desert I requested from my Grandmother.  Strawberry Cake. Still to this very day I love a strawberry cake for my birthday. 

Now I have to divert for a second.  My grandmother was not a lovey-dovey kind of grandmother.  But every cloud has a silver lining.  She was a librarian who would read and tell me stories.  Grandmother was also a good cook who brought her family to the table.  Almost every Sunday lunch was at her house.

My grandmother had some signature recipes.  Her small, flaky biscuits were delicious.  Her muscadine jelly was to die for...and on her biscuits, oh my!  But this cake stands out as the #1 best thing she ever made.  

It is surprisingly easy.  Click HERE for the printable recipe.

Cake Ingredients
1 box of white cake mix
1 small box of strawberry jello
1/2 cup of water
3 large eggs  (4 if medium) beaten
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of oil
 

You can make this recipe in 3 round pans or for an easier version you can make it as a sheet cake in a 9 x 13 pan.

Mix cake mix, jello, oil, beaten eggs and water. Beat on high for 2 minutes.  Add strawberries and mix well.  Pour into greased pan(s).  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Use a cake tester to make sure the cake is completely done before removing.  

Icing Ingredients
1 stick of butter softened
1 box of confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup of drained strawberries

Cream butter, add sugar.  Mix well.  Add strawberries and stir into the mix. Ice as you desire...just try to keep yourself from eating all the icing before you ice the cake. 

It's neat to think that in spite of a really hard relationship I can come away with some sweet memories...and a delicious cake recipe.