Strawberry Refrigerator Cake (1934) ★★★

What's better than a refreshing summertime cake that doesn't require you to turn on your oven? 
(Answer: pretty much nothing.)

But this....I don't know what this is...

Original Recipe:

The Verdict:
Okay, so mixing this up I was really dubious about how this was going to at all resemble a cake. The strawberries released a lot of their juices and on top of that I added cream. I was not surprised to find the "cake" was a liquidy strawberry salad. Mr. Man and I agreed that the flavour was delicious, but it was so watery and the marshmallows were so soggy that it was kind of gross to eat. I have a few different methods that I am curious about: 1) following the original recipe and freezing it; 2) whipping the cream and melting the marshmallows for a less liquidy texture; 3) straining the strawberries and removing the cream altogether for a more salady-type meal.

Modernized Recipe:
(Adapted from New Tested Recipes)
You can pretty much follow the recipe as written. If desired, you can substitute approximately 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs for the 12 whole crackers. Also, when you are cutting the marshmallows, it will ease your pain to coat everything (hands, knife, cutting board) with cornstarch or powdered sugar to prevent sticking.

Anje graduated with a Honours Bachelors degree in History with a minor in Museum Studies. She currently lives and works in Japan's least populous prefecture as an assistant English teacher.

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