Rosalynn Carter's Strawberry Cake Recipe: A Treasured Family Recipe by 30Seconds Food


Rosalynn Carter's Strawberry Cake Recipe: A Treasured Family Recipe

Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and wife to Jimmy Carter (99), has died at the age of 96. According to The Carter Center, she died peacefully in her home on November 19, 2023. The couple celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary in July, and were the longest-married couple in presidential history. The Carters have four children and almost a dozen grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

It's not a surprise that Rosalynn Carter had some cherished recipes that she collected over her long life. This moist strawberry cake is one of her family recipes. The simple strawberry cake is made with a box cake mix, a box of strawberry gelatin, vegetable oil, chopped nuts, eggs, flour and frozen strawberries. Just mix all the ingredients together and bake in a bundt pan.

One way to honor those who have passed is to keep their family recipes alive. Why not enjoy a slice of Rosalynn Carter's strawberry cake for dessert with your family?

Rest in peace, Mrs. Carter.

Rosalynn Carter's original Strawberry Cake Recipe on White House stationery, courtesy of the National Archives.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 to 60 minutes
Total Time: 55 to 70 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

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Recipe Notes

  • Instead of frozen strawberries, you can substitute a pint of fresh strawberries mixed with 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  • You could use walnuts or pecans, or a combination of both.
  • Serve plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well. 
  2. Pour the batter into a greased bundt pan. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes to 1 hour (ovens vary). 
  4. Serve plain, or with whipped cream or vanilla or strawberry ice cream. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 412

Total Fat: 25.4g

Saturated Fat: 4.6g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 390mg

Total Carbohydrate: 42g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Total Sugars: 24.9g

Protein: 6g

Vitamin D: 5mcg

Calcium: 70mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 120mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love the Carters' love story. What an inspiring couple with a beautiful family. This recipe is a great way to remember Mrs. Carter.
Terry
I'm sort of concerned about adding whole frozen berries. I wouldn't think they'd be distributed well, and would merely sink to the bottom of the pan, Elisa Schmitz
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you for this comment, Terry . Mrs. Carter didn't specify that in her original recipe (see image, which is also now inserted into the recipe above). But she did note that instead of frozen strawberries, you could substitute a pint of fresh strawberries mixed with 1/2 cup granulated sugar (see Recipe Notes). Hope you enjoy her recipe!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you for this comment, Terry . Mrs. Carter didn't specify that in her original recipe (see image, which is now inserted into the recipe above). But she did note that instead of frozen strawberries, you could substitute a pint of fresh strawberries mixed with 1/2 cup granulated sugar (see Recipe Notes). Hope you enjoy her recipe!

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