Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake

June 29, 2015
Oh goodness, I have been walking down memory lane, will you walk with me?

Let's celebrate this Fourth of July like we used to, homemade ice cream, sparklers,

maybe even a cap gun and oh anxiously anticipating the Fireworks in Town after the sun sets.

Lets have just one slice of  strawberry cake before we venture out...

the kind just like Mom used to make.


Oh remember these cakes, the ones that tasted just as sweet as a sugar cookie and if you were lucky

you could eat the batter straight from the striped mixing bowl, as soon as the cake pans were filled.

And oh the fluffy, swirly frosting made with butter and powdered sugar and just maybe if we

were lucky we got to lick the spoon, or maybe stick a finger in the bowl when Mom wasn't looking.


One of the very best things about this recipe is the no nonsense list of ingredients, and just so

you will know-My oldest daughter told me "Mom, this tastes just like a cake Grandma would make."


Grab a patriotic candle or two just for good measure, and if the cake isn't picture perfect,

no worries, the flavor is.


I am chilling with a couple of the granddaughters a few days this week while their parents are

vacationing, I'll be stopping by to visit you all very, very soon!

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  1. That cake looks simply NUMMY! I'll have to print up the recipe and see if my DIL wants to make it! LOL!
    q-:¦:-·:*'""*:·.-:¦:-·* HAPPY 4th of JULY! *·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-

  2. Yum! I need a strawberry cake in my life, but sadly I'm trying to lose 10 pounds LOL

    Looks good though!


  3. That strawberry cake looks soooooooooooooooooooo good - making a copy to make here! Thanks. Happy 4th of July!

  4. Good morning beloved Jemma! OK, you ARE taking me down memory lane!

    OK, first of all, anything homemade and strawberry brings up so many images in my mind's eye. The distinct flavor of a freshly picked IN SEASON strawberry comes to mind. I was a child in the fabulous 60s and I seem to remember that this cake was popular AS WELL AS ORANGE you remember that? Do you remember Coca-Cola cake, or 7Up cake? All these goodies were made with mother's undivided attention with wholesome and simple ingredients, with the good old hand mixer from which I stole many a lickful of batter! HAHAHAHHAHA

    Let's celebrate the light within with a sparkler or two, and think of one another. Much love to you! Anita

  5. Hello Jemma, your cake sounds and looks delicious. I will have to copy this recipe, it sounds awesome for the 4th of July party. Enjoy your visit with the granddaughters. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  6. I was one of the lucky ones you write about here! The Fourth was wonderful and of course back then I didn't even notice the 90 degree temps. Daddy churning Mama's homemade peach ice cream and sparklers and the uncles wetting off fireworks that we cousins had to stand far back during. Stories from the aunts around a fire at night while we toasted marshmallows. Such good memories! Thank you Jemma for sparking them.

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Yummy! I haven't had strawberry cake in years...this sounds so good.

  8. This looks delicious, Gemma!! Why, oh why, am I watching my sugar intake right now? Lovely images! Just added you to my blog crushes. Thanks for all the sweet comments and joining our lifestyle linkup!
    Have a piece for me??
    xx, Heather

  9. That cake looks yummo! Thanks for the recipe too! Enjoy those grands! There is nothing any better! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Yes, let's be a kid again. Those childhood memories are so fun. Strawberry cake and frosting is perfect doe enjoying during the summer months. In fact, anything with strawberries is yummy. Thanks for sharing. xo

  11. Oh my! Looks just luscious! I have never had a strawberry cake like this. A must try while the strawberries are local! I just posted a favorite strawberry pretzel dessert from the 1980's that I found again. Maybe you know the one....with cream cheese?

  12. Hi Jemma. oh how delicious this cake looks. Perfect for the 4th of July. Enjoy your family and a wonderful 4th of July weekend.
    Blessings, xo

  13. Jemma, your strawberry cake looks so moist and delicious. Oh, how I remember the frosting back in the day. I still make it from time to time. And those festive candles really say "the fourth is here!" I have been thinking about the Fourth of July and remembering how we used to celebrate it. We used to have big block parties growing up, and sparklers and watermelon were a must hehehe.

    Have fun with your granddaughters this week, Jemma. And you really did a fantastic job on this cake.

    love, ~Sheri

  14. Yum! Strawberries are available here right now too!

  15. I love strawberries and am pinning this recipe! It looks so delicious and isn't complicated to make! YUM!!

  16. Hi Jemma, This looks so festive and delicious! Perfect addition to the 4th of July menu! I may have to give it a whirl! I hope you enjoy your "chill" time with your granddaughters! Sounds absolutely lovely!

  17. Oh Jemma, what a scrumptious looking cake! I'm going bake this soon! All my grands love anything strawberry! Happy 4th!! Homemade ice cream does sound good, like old times!

  18. This cake belongs on the cover of 'Tasts of Home' magazine! If it tastes half as good as it looks, I'm in, calories be damned!

  19. Yummo. I'm juicing today. :) This looks like heaven to me.

  20. Your cake looks so yummy, but I'll have to pass! I have been such a "good girl" on not consuming sugar. My strawberries these days are on top of Greek yogurt or granola. ;-) Have a happy and safe holiday, Jemma!

  21. That looks so good! Will have to try it ! xo K

  22. How I love it here; I see many a great blogger pal, and now YOU, you are part of this community I love so. Jemma, your visit this morning to my blog post means so much to me. I tried to write a little bit more of a structured poem, trying to contain my wild passion for the sea, my life.

    Thank you dear friend for reaching out to me on IG; I am so glad we met. Here's to many horizons.....

  23. Wow, that look so summery and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe at the #sundaysdownunder link up, Jemma. I have pinned this and shared on social media.

    Best wishes for a beautiful week,
    Natasha in Oz

  24. What a delicious looking cake! I have not had one in years. Maybe it's time to rectify that. Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. Jemma, love that cake and love the old fashioned goodness! Yum, yum! I want a slice! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. I will be featuring you this week.

  26. This brought back memories of chasing lightning bugs in the dark down at the grandparents :)
    Never MIND wishing for a slice of that cake, lol...


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