°1/2 cup shortening
°1/2 cup butter
°2 cups granulated sugar
°3 ounce packet of strawberry gelatin, I used Jello brand
°5 large eggs at room temperature
°1 cup buttermilk (whole milk can be used) at room temperature
°3 cups all-purpose flour
°1/2 teaspoon of salt
°2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
°1 tsp of vanilla extract


Sifting the flour, salt & baking powder.
Preheat oven 325 degrees. Prepare a 10-inch tube pan with solid vegetable shortening, then sugar or flour.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the shortening and butter. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy.
Then, mix the eggs one by one until the yolk mixes with the batter. Add the vanilla and mix into the batter.
Add the strawberry gelatin to the flour mixture. Whisk to combine.
Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. (1/3 flour mix, 1/2 buttermilk, 1/3 flour, 1/2 buttermilk, 1/3 flour)
Pour the batter into a tube pan and smooth the top.
Bake at 325 degrees 65 to 70 minutes.
Leave the cake to cool for 10 to 15 minutes then gently unmold onto a serving platter

Enjoy !