Welcome to my favorite family recipes, and some of my own discoveries. All of the recipes published here will be “tried and true”. I grew up with many of these recipes. My mom is a very good cook. We were a working class family, but we always had good food. Nothing fancy, but everything was good. I will also be sharing Mom’s best cake recipes.
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.
box white cake mix
box strawberry Jell-O
cup frozen strawberries in syrup
cup vegetable oil (Mom uses Wesson)
Combine cake mix with strawberry Jell-O.
2.Add eggs, one at a time, and combine with
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
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.
cup frozen sliced strawberries in syrup
box powdered sugar
2.Add strawberries with syrup, powdered sugar
4.Frost layer tops and sides.
Strawberry Cake done as a sheet cake for my brother's birthday