Semi-Scratch Strawberry Cake

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What to do when you have a beloved aunt convalescing at home,
after a lengthy hospital and rehab stay, who has little appetite?

How about making one of her favorite cakes, strawberry, to temp those taste buds!

We're a couple of months out from fresh strawberry season.
But I happen to have a delicious, and easy, semi-scratch recipe that uses frozen strawberries.

The recipe, along with my other favorites and old stand-bys,
are keep in an old blue binder.

The collection of recipes consists of cut-outs from magazines, prints from the internet,
and those given by friends, and even Mr. Rambling's patients. 

Some are passed-down family recipes...

...and many have personal notes, including denoting family preferences. 

For years, I used a recipe box.
 But because some of the recipes wouldn't fit,
and I can now put them in plastic sleeves, protecting them as I use them,
 the binder works well!

The Semi-Scratch Strawberry Cake Recipe originated from a magazine.
Unsure of the exact source, I apologize for not giving credit were deserved.


Just a tidbit...
The recipe calls for pureed strawberries.

I don't have a food processor, so after the strawberries completely thawed,
I mashed them with an old-fashion masher, and then threw them in the mixer. version of pureed.

If you try The Semi-Scratch Strawberry Cake, I hope you like it as much as my family does!
...enjoy!  :)


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  1. Oh yum!! We make this too or our recipe is very similar. We got it from Southern Living.

  2. Looks so good, Rhonda! Thank you for this recipe. I use a Tupperware oblong piece for my recipes! Your binder is a great idea too! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. This looks so wonderful, thanks for sharing. I also have a binder with plastic pages like this. So much better than the file box! I almost squealed when I your beautiful cake on the vintage tablecloth. :)

    Visiting from Vintage Charm.

  4. This cake looks easy and so good! I have a binder just like that! After I try a recipe that I find, I will add it to the binder only if it is good. My kids laugh and say this recipe needs to go in the binder, it's that good.

  5. That cake sounds delicious, Rhonda! I use to keep all my recipes in a 3-ring binder, but I threw in many recipes that I wanted to try, instead of keeping the binder for only the tried & true. When one of my favorite scrapbookers brought out a line of recipe book albums, I bought one and proceeded to clean out the old binder. I saved only the ones that we loved and got rid of the rest. I still like using an album, but more and more of my favorites are on Pinterest. I keep an old laptop in the kitchen, making it easy to see the recipes. Your recipe binder is wonderful, because it's a treasury of old recipes....even hand-written ones, which makes them extra special!

    I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my post "Radiation Begins." Cancer, as ugly as it is, has gifted me with so many lovely friends like you.

    Warm hugs,

  6. Sounds delightful! Love your binder!

  7. Looks delicious! I can't wait to make it for my family.

  8. Rhonda, strawberry cake is my daughter-in-love's favorite! I am going to give this great sounding recipe a try! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Pam @ Everday Living

  9. This cake is beautiful and I know it tastes delicious! I can't wait to try it. Your collection of recipes looks so inviting and I'm sure the binder is very helpful. I just love old recipes that were handwritten! I have quite a few from my mother and aunts.

    Thank you for sharing! I'm a new follower and look forward to more beauty.

  10. Oh Rhonda-
    this looks fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing this at TOHOT#4.

    I also love your recipe binder.
    I have recipes tucked everywhere.
    It's time to create a binder.

  11. Yum--your cake looks delicious and I love your table cloth too! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. Oh this sounds delicious and perfect for a spring gathering!

  13. This brings back memories! On the night the Beetles first appeared on Ed Sullivan's program, our church youth leader and his wife had our group over to their house, and she served this cake. It was so delicious, she gave me the recipe and I still have it after all these years. Thanks for the beautiful pictures! I especially love the verse of encouragement in 2 Thes. 3:16.

  14. Hello Rhonda, this cake looks so good and yummy!
    Thanks for joining and sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again!

  15. Oh my gosh...this sounds and looks amazing! :)

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  16. Thanks Rhonda we featured this cake recipe at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. We hope to see you again! Have a lovely week.

  17. I have this recipe from a cousin, and it is delicious! And your idea of puréed is like mine...even though I have a food processor. Smashing strawberries is so much easier. Ha! Sheila

  18. I came over to see your featured post at Savvy Southern Style and here I am, reading through the entire blog ;) It's so great, love all your posts. Now about that blue notebook, I know you're going to insert a sheet of pretty scrapbook paper and glam it up - maybe? Either way, please save me a slice of that gorgeous cake!


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