Confession: I have never had Strawberry Cake. At least not that I can recall. Was I somehow deprived as a child and young adult? Well that all changed when I saw the May/June 2008 issue of Paula Deens Magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen. She is holding a lovely piece of Strawberry Cake on the front and I just had to make it. I had everything in the pantry but the strawberry extract. A few calls had to be make to the local markets..but I found it after the 3rd call.
The final result was yummy. I am not one for boxed anything, but I followed the recipe to a T and it came out great. Saving this from tasting like a “boxed cake” was the pureed strawberries and the strawberry gelatin that you add to the mix. This is a fresh summer cake.