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Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

I really like this straightforward strawberry cake recipe made with contemporary strawberries. Thanks to lemon zest, vanilla, and almond extract, the batter tastes gentle and flavorful. There’s no want for frosting with this cake. It’s glorious served plain or with a dollop of freshly whipped cream. Jump to the Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe

Slice of freshly baked strawberry cake

You will love this straightforward strawberry cake with its tender, gentle crumb. We add contemporary halved strawberries to the highest of the batter in order that they fall barely into the cake because the cake bakes. This cake is beautiful on the desk, and it’s scrumptious.

More: If you like strawberries, check out our contemporary strawberry pie! It’s filled with candy strawberries coated in a lightweight strawberry glaze after which topped with whipped cream.

Perfect Strawberry Cake with Fresh Strawberries

This strawberry cake recipe is simple; right here’s why:

  • You solely want a hand mixer, not a stand mixer.
  • It’s fast to make and made in a single bowl.
  • It requires a easy record of elements.

To make the batter, we beat softened butter and sugar collectively till gentle and fluffy — the identical approach we make cookies. Next come egg yolks and many taste from lemon zest, vanilla extract, almond extract, and cinnamon.

fresh strawberry cake with powdered sugar on top

The recipe calls for 2 eggs, however we add them at totally different occasions. Adding the yolk first helps emulsify the batter, protecting the cake tender. Then, after folding within the flour, we add the egg whites and a few bitter cream.

The bitter cream provides richness and ensures a young crumb when the cake has baked. The egg whites add construction to the cake, permitting it to rise good and tall within the baking pan with out flowing over the sides or sinking within the center.

The cake bakes for some time within the oven — use a toothpick to examine on doneness. If it comes out clear, you’re good to go. We love dusting a little bit powdered sugar excessive when it’s baked and cooled, however serving with whipped cream or ice cream can also be a superb plan.

Stunning fresh strawberry cake

Since we gently press the strawberries into the highest of the batter, they fall into the batter over time within the oven. The cake seems spectacular while you slice into it, and all the baked strawberries in the midst of the cake hold it gentle and filled with taste.

If you really liked this recipe, it’s best to take a peek at just a few extra of our simple cake recipes:

  • Buttery Lemon Blueberry Cake — Inspired by pound cake, this blueberry cake has a young, wealthy, buttery crumb.
  • Upside-Down Pineapple Cake — We love this cake. The batter for this strawberry cake is similar to the pineapple cake. However, as a substitute of including fruit to the highest, the batter is smeared over a layer of softened butter, brown sugar, heat cinnamon, and contemporary pineapple slices. Amazing!
  • Incredible Moist and Easy Carrot Cake — You will love this extremely moist carrot cake with its ultra-creamy cream cheese frosting. A should make!

Easy Fresh Strawberry Cake

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You will love this straightforward, gentle, and wonderful strawberry cake recipe! We bake halved contemporary strawberries right into a batter flavored with lemon zest, vanilla, and almond extract. Serve slices of cake plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or a dollop of contemporary whipped cream.

Makes one (8-inch) cake or 8 slices

You Will Need

8 tablespoons (115 grams or 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar plus 1 teaspoon for strawberries

2 giant eggs, separated, see notes

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon superb sea salt

1 ½ cups (195 grams) all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (125 grams) bitter cream or plain yogurt

8 ounces contemporary strawberries, hulled and halved (about 1 1/2 cups)

Powdered sugar for serving, optionally available


  • Make Batter
  • Position an oven rack within the decrease third of the oven and warmth the oven to 350 levels Fahrenheit. Butter and flour an 8-inch by 2-inch spherical cake pan. (Optional: Place the pan on an insulated baking sheet or use two common baking sheets stacked on high of the opposite–this helps even baking).

    In a big bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar with an electrical mixer on excessive pace till gentle and fluffy, 2 to three minutes.

    Add the egg yolks, lemon zest, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat till easy and blended.

    Scrape the perimeters and backside of the bowl, then beat within the cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

    Fold half of the flour into the batter till just a few streaks of flour stay, then fold within the remaining flour.

    Mix the egg whites and bitter cream on low pace simply till easy.

    • To Finish
    • Spread the cake batter into an excellent layer within the baking pan.

      Arrange the strawberry halves on high of the batter in a round sample, masking the highest of the cake. Sprinkle one teaspoon of granulated sugar over the strawberries.

      How to Make Strawberry Cake

      Bake till a toothpick inserted within the heart of the cake comes out clear, 35 to 45 minutes.

      Cool cake within the pan for five minutes, then run a knife across the edges and take away from the pan. Place strawberry-side-up on the cooling rack and permit to chill. Serve heat or at room temperature with powdered sugar sprinkled on high.

Adam and Joanne’s Tips

  • Eggs: It’s frequent in baking so as to add the egg yolks at a distinct time than the whites. Egg yolks assist to emulsify the batter and add richness. Adding the whites on the finish of the recipe provides some construction to the batter so when it rises within the oven, it doesn’t overflow over the perimeters of the cake pan.
  • Recipe tailored and impressed from Alice Medrich’s the other way up cake in “Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts”
  • Nutrition info: The diet info supplied beneath are estimates. We have used the VeryWell Fit recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving: Serving Size 1 slice (1/8 recipe) / Calories 342 / Protein 4.8 g / Carbohydrate 46.6 g / Dietary Fiber 1.3 g / Total Sugars 26.7 g / Total Fat 16.1 g / Saturated Fat 9.6 g / Cholesterol 83 mg / Sodium 182 mg

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher


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