I shared our Mother’s Day celebration last week and told you all about the dessert that we made. This is a family recipe that comes from my mom’s home community near Plant City, FL which happens to be the strawberry capital. They hold a strawberry festival down there every year. So this cake highlights strawberries in a big way. Our late Aunt Mary used to make it as well as many of the other relatives down in FL and it’s in their church cookbook. I
t’s called Dooby Cake because it “do be good”! How’s that for down home cooking?
We made the cake from scratch on one day and then put it together the next day.
Ready for the oven.
3 layers in the oven. Bake and then cool.
Vanilla Pudding mixture, this is mixed with sour cream.
Slice the strawberries
Here it is all layered in a big bowl. Start with cake on the bottom, layer the pudding, then fruit then whipped topping, all 3 layers done the same way.
I’ll be honest and say I thought the cake was a little dry. The flavors together are really good, but if I did it again, I’d probably just buy a store bought cake or just do a yellow cake mix. I love the flavors of the pudding/sour cream mixture with the strawberries and whipped topping.
It feeds a crowd so be prepared for that. It tastes a bit like strawberry shortcake. We could have used one more pint of strawberries with this one, it would have been better with the extra strawberries, the more juice the better. We sliced our strawberries and added sugar overnight to get them more juicy. It’s a crowd pleaser and definitely good for a big group. Hope you enjoy it if you try it too!
Here’s the recipe below, so let me know if you have any questions.
Strawberry layered dessert trifle
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 1 Cup Butter
- 2 Cups Self-rising flour
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 4 Eggs
Beat Sugar & Butter real well then add flour, milk and eggs, vanilla, adding one egg at a time. Makes 3 layers. Bake at 350 until done, Check with knife or toothpick. Cool Cake.
1 Box Large Vanilla Pudding' (make pudding to directions)
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 Bags frozen strawberries with juice or 3 pints fresh strawberries sliced
8 oz. Whipped Topping
Layer the cake layers one by one, pudding mixture (pudding & sour cream) and fruit, ending with whipped topping all over cake. Make in large trifle bowl.