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Strawberry Cake recipe? No mixes, please!!!

amyamelia | Jan 15, 2007 05:40 PM

HI all
My husband and I picked and processed 95 pounds (!!!) of strawberries this July and (even after giving jars of jam to practically EVERYONE we know on EVERY occasion) there are still lots of berries in our freezer in various states of preparedness. We love our freezer jam, so we have tons of that. We also have gallon bags of sliced and barely sweetened berries as well as gallon bags of mashed/sweetened berries.

SO, for his birthday at the end of this month he has requested a strawberry cake with vanilla icing. Not strawberry shortcake (we've had A LOT of that this year already) but cake with strawberries IN the batter. NOt sure if he pictures whole berries, slices or just a pink cake made with strawberry puree, but I can't find recipes that are made without the ubiquitous box of white cake mix (and many call for jello mix also!!).

Anyone have a T&T recipe that would save the day? I'm especially interested in a recipe that would allow me to use some of our hand-picked berries instead of buying those flavorless things that come out of California this time of year.

If only my gramma was still alive...I think she used to make a cake like this.



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