I used to make this all the time when my kids were little. It’s made with marshmallows and frozen strawberries.

Strawberry Shortcut Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
  • 1 (3 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom only of a 9×13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over bottom of pan. Thoroughly combine completely thawed strawberries and their syrup with dry gelatin; set aside.

    2 In large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center and add shortening, milk, vanilla and eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat 3 minutes at medium speed, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Pour batter evenly over marshmallows in pan. Spoon strawberry mixture evenly over batter.

    3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.


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