Growing up I can remember my daddy making one of the best strawberry cakes. For several years after my Daddy died I had that cake on my mind. I thought I could remember how he made it but wasn’t sure. Then I forgot about how bad I wanted to make it. Until last week when I came home with a LARGE box of fresh strawberries. So, I set out on a journey to make my Daddy’s Strawberry Cake. I called my Mom to discuss it with her. At first she was like I can’t really remember what he did to it. Then when I gave her my idea of how it was made she agreed. THEN…then I made it. And we tasted it. And I could see my Daddy standing there grinning. I had made it and it was perfection!!
Here is how it’s done:
Make a yellow or white cake mix and bake according to directions.
Poke holes all over the cake.
Pour 1 can of sweetened condensed milk all over the cake.
You want it to cover the whole cake and soak in.
Ohhh, this is gonna be good!
Cut up your strawberries and add a little sugar so they make “juice”.
I had to sneak a little bowl and eat them.
I mean really, how can you resist fresh strawberries?
Add the strawberries and some juice to the top…
Until it is completely covered.
The juice will soak into the cake and you will think you have died and gone to heaven with each bite.
If that actually happens please tell my Daddy I said Hi and I miss him!
Throw a dollop of cool whip on top and you have perfection!!