Strawberry Cake

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This easy strawberry cake is one of our favorite desserts. Easy, basic ingredients make this homemade strawberry cake a cinch. Best served with whipped cream or ice cream.

homemade strawberry cake recipe

Fresh Strawberries? Time for Strawberry Cake.

I have always enjoyed strawberries, but lately, I am obsessed. Strawberry season is my favorite. When strawberries are ripe and ready, we buy them like crazy. I love eating strawberries with my yogurt, cereal, in salads, in salsa, and of course I love making strawberry shortcake. It is a strawberry season classic!

I also love making this delightful Strawberry Cake. It is one of my favorite strawberry desserts because it is SO easy! This is my go to strawberry cake recipe. It is always a crowd pleaser and it’s SO good with fresh strawberries.

strawberry cake with whipped cream

Homemade Strawberry Cake

I love that this cake is easy to make and requires basic ingredients.The cake batter takes about 10 minutes to make and is made from ingredients you should have in your kitchen right now. You just need fresh strawberries!

This strawberry cake recipe is the perfect dessert for easy entertaining or for when you want something sweet but don’t want to do a lot of work. The cake comes together in no time and you don’t have to worry about layers, frosting, or decorating. This is my kind of cake!

The sliced strawberries peek through cake, creating a beautiful cake. The turbinado sugar adds a sugary crunch to the cake and makes it extra pretty. The cake is moist and reminds me of strawberry shortcake, but in cake form. You will love getting a bite of cake that is bursting with fresh, juicy strawberries!

Serve the cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also dust the caked with powdered sugar. You can serve this beautiful and simple cake at baby showers, bridal showers, for Easter dessert, Mother’s Day brunch, or just because. It is the perfect dessert for any occasion. And if you have any leftovers, I highly recommend eating a slice for breakfast:)

Easy strawberry cake recipe

If you enjoy ripe, red strawberries, you will love this Strawberry Cake. It is a great dessert for spring and summer! I plan on making this easy cake as long as the strawberries are in season. It is a favorite dessert at our house!

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Strawberry Cake

This easy strawberry cake is one of our favorite desserts. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
10

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top of cake

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch springform pan or pie plate. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  3. Gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Arrange strawberry slices on top of batter. Sprinkle turbinado sugar over berries.
  4. Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 50-55 minutes. Let cool in pan. To serve, cut into wedges. Store cake at room temperature, for up to two days.
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 172mg5%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 26.6mg32%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword

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Photos by Jess Larson 

homemade strawberry cake on cake platter ready to serve

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Hi there! Do you think dry buttermilk would work ok in this recipe? I’m always worried it won’t add the right texture or flavor, but it’s just so convenient!
    Thanks!

  2. Loved this ! My 13 and 8 year old did it by themselves..what other fruits can be used instead of strawberries ? will definitely do this again.

  3. If you’re a fan of almond, replace the vanilla with almond extract. Serve with fresh crushed strawberries and whipped cream. Divine!!!

  4. I made this cake for my family yesterday.  It was awesome and everyone loved it.  My baking isn’t always stellar but this cake was easy to make and turned out excellent.  Thank you for this recipe!

  5. As someone who is completely addicted to fresh strawberries, I can’t tell you how amazing this looks… I’m always searching for new ways to incorporate strawberries into my baking… sometimes it works out amazing, sometimes not so much lol. Rather than just putting this one on my ever-growing list of must try recipes, I’m going to throw the ingredients on the list for my next trip to the grocery store. I’ll let you know how it turns out for me. Thanks so much for the great recipe!!

    1. I have a suggestion: Replace the sugar with Swerve. That’s what I’m going to try.

  6. My husband would love this! He is a huge fan of strawberry shortcake and this looks like a fun alternative. Add some homemade vanilla ice cream and it’s perfect for a summer BBQ 🙂

  7. It was really delicious,tnx for sharing it 
    I wasnt sure about using all the strawberries but it came out wonderfull
    My familly really liked it and after finishing it asked for baking another:)))

  8. I’m going to make this cake but I have a question: When you place the strawberries on top of the batter, do they sink down, or do you gently mix them into the batter? I want them to be incorporated throughout the cake.

  9. Devoured!!! Easy, but looks fancy and pretty with the strawberries on top. Served with homemade whipped cream. Everyone from adults to small kids loved it!

  10. I made this twice this week. It was so delicious and pretty. Once for my family and again to cheer up a friend.

  11. I’m 9 months pregnant and bought strawberries specifically to make this cake! It did not disappoint! Great flavors and pretty presentation with the berries peaking through the top. Will make again!!

  12. Looking forward to making this cake! What size spring form pan do you recommend? I have an 8″, 9″, and 10″ pan.

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