I used to make this all the time when my kids were little. It's made with marshmallows and frozen strawberries.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 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
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease bottom only of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over bottom of pan. Thoroughly combine completely thawed strawberries and their syrup with dry gelatin; set aside.
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.
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.