Family recipes are some of the very best you can have. Not only are they normally tried and true, but they often come with precious memories attached. I have many recipes that I treasure, especially from my grandmothers.
For as long as I can remember, this strawberry cake recipe was a favorite dessert of mine. I have photos to prove that this was the cake I requested for birthdays when I was young. Recently, however, I realized how many of my family members are emotionally attached to this recipe.
All four generations of my family (from my kids to my grandparents) lit up when I made this cake with the strawberries my kids helped pick at the St. Augustine U-Pick farm. Over the years, my grandmother has adapted the recipe to include more convenient ingredients. I cautiously told her that I had changed my version to use fresh made whipped cream, not realizing that her original recipe included it. Feel free to adapt this recipe to suit your own preferences with both the berries, (fresh or frozen), and the whipped cream (or whipped topping). It is also up to you whether you make or buy the angel food cake that you start with.
This simple recipe is a family favorite and a very easy way to enjoy a light strawberry dessert.