Friday, January 25, 2013

Mom’s Strawberry Layer Cake

My brother made this Strawberry Cake

This is my mom’s Strawberry Layer Cake, sometimes called Texas Strawberry Cake.  She uses frozen sliced strawberries in the cake batter and the frosting.  Compared to other layer cakes, these layers are relatively thin, therefore this is a relatively small layer cake. 

My mom has an excellent reputation for homemade cakes, stemming from her own sweet tooth.  She always wanted sweets around the house, so we always had cakes and pies.  All of her sisters and sisters-in-law were good cooks too, but she was the best known in the bunch for sweets.  Everyone always wanted to know what cake or dessert Mom was going to make for church functions or family dinners. 


1 box white cake mix

1 box strawberry Jell-O

½ cup frozen strawberries in syrup

4 eggs

½ cup vegetable oil (Mom uses Wesson)

½ cup water


1.  Combine cake mix with strawberry Jell-O. 

2.  Add eggs, one at a time, and combine with mixer. 

3.  Add other ingredients. 

4.  Pour even amounts of batter to each of three greased and dusted layer cake pans. 

5.  Bake layers according to time and temperature given on the cake mix package. 

 Strawberry Cake done as a sheet cake


This frosting can be tricky.  Mom says it is the humidity that sometimes makes it runny, so you would need to add more sugar or less of the strawberry juice. 

1 stick butter

½ cup frozen sliced strawberries in syrup

½ box powdered sugar

Pinch of salt


1.  Melt butter.

2.  Add strawberries with syrup, powdered sugar and salt. 

3.  Mix thoroughly.

4.  Frost layer tops and sides. 


Strawberry Cake done as a sheet cake for my brother's birthday

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