This recipe is from my great-grandma and is one of my favorites. Grammie Margo was my great-grandma on my mom’s side. She made pies and other baked good every week for the restaurant she and my great-grandpa (Papa) owned. My mom still makes many of her recipes including this one and her pie crust. This is the first time I attempted to make this on my own and it turned out great!
Grammie Margo’s Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Glaze
4 egg whites
1 box of strawberry cake mix (any brand)
1 small box (3 oz) strawberry Jell-O
2/3 cup Canola oil
2 cups pureed strawberries
Butter and flour for greasing pan
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat the oven to 325°.
Beat four egg whites until stiff peaks form. I used a stand mixer but you could also use a hand held mixer.
In a separate bowl, combine: one box of strawberry cake mix (any brand), one small box strawberry Jell-O, 2/3 cup Canola oil and two cups pureed strawberries.
Carefully fold the egg whites into the cake batter. You don’t want to crush the air bubbles you just beat into the egg whites because they’re what will give the cake its fluffy textures.
Grease a pan well and dust with flour.
Pour batter into greased and floured pan. Bake for one hour at 325°.
You can make the glaze while the cake is baking. Whisk together 1/2 cup powdered sugar, three tablespoons pureed strawberries and a teaspoon of vanilla. Add one tablespoon pureed strawberries at a time until you get the right consistency. Drizzle over cake after it cools.
This cake couldn’t be easier to make and it’s so good. Enjoy!