Three strawberry cake recipes and one of them is bound to be the one your Grandmother used! I have made all of these and love them all. None better than the other, its just a matter of what I have in my pantry and what I am in the mood to bake which one I bake.

But let me tell you while the summer is almost here, make this cake for the ones you love.

I have posted two before:

1. One is the most homemade and somewhat difficult. Go here.

2. One which makes a good layer cake or a wonderful sheet cake is here and is an easier homemade version. Go here.

3. And then one made with a cake mix, which is truly delicious.

* 1 package French vanilla cake mix
* 1 package (3 oz) box strawberry-flavoring instant gelatin
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 3 eggs
* 1/4 cup water
* 3/4 cup mashed strawberries
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* Strawberry Icing
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/4 cup mashed strawberries
* 7 cups powdered sugar

Combine cake mix and gelatin powder in a large bowl. Beat in oil, eggs, water, and strawberries. Pour into 2 9-inch round greased and floured cake pans. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and frost with strawberry icing.

For icing, beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth. Add strawberries. Spread between cake layers, then frost top and sides. (By the way, if cake mixes feel like they make less than they used to, THEY DO!! They are 3 ounces less!)

Strawberry Cake 2