Grandma's Strawberry Cake

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
Recipe by AudreyJo Boviall

This recipe came from my grandmother. Whenever this cake is made, it dissapears immediately. The strawberry flavor is so good and no one will believe how simple it is to make. Frozen strawberries can be used, but fresh ones are best. Prep time is a guess and does not include refrigerating overnight. Cook time is for the cake.

Top Review by Engrossed

This was good but I was disappointed that the topping didn't sink into the cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed in 9 x13 pan, let cool.
  2. While cake is baking, dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
  3. When completely dissolved, stir in strawberries, sugar, and sour cream.
  4. Place strawberry mixture in refrigerator until cake is cool.
  5. When cake is cool to the touch, poke holes all over the top with the end of a wooden spoon or chopstick.
  6. Pour strawberry mixture all over cake.
  7. Frost with whipped topping.
  8. Refrigerat overnight to allow strawberry mixture soak into the cake.
  9. Note: The strawberry mixture is very runny, but will soak into the cake if ALOT of holes are poked on top of the cake and it is allowed to chill overnight.

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