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old-fashioned strawberry cake

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Cake

An old-fashioned strawberry cake that is as delicious as it is simple.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, strawberries
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10


For the Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 small eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or non-dairy milk alternative)
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced

For the Glaze

  • 2 tbsp milk (or non-dairy milk alternative)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted if necessary


For the Cake

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder; sift three times. Next, in a separate larger bowl, cream the butter, add the sugar gradually and continue creaming until light and fluffy. Add well-beaten eggs to the butter mixture until and mix well. Finally, in a large measuring cup, add the vanilla extract to 1 1/2 cups of the milk.

  2. Add the sifted dry ingredients alternately with the flavored milk to the butter mixture, mixing just enough after each addition to keep the batter smooth.

  3. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch by 13-inch pan. Next, cover with the strawberries, either randomly or in a pattern. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

For the Glaze

  1. Combine the powdered sugar with the 2 tbsp. of milk to form a thin glaze. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake while the cake is still warm and serve.