Easy Strawberry Cake

20 Jul 2016

Easy Strawberry Cake

This strawberry cake recipe is perfect to use up any strawberries you have in your fridge. A great breakfast or dessert idea.

Easy Strawberry Cake


I have finally caved. I have finally bought some strawberries.

Usually I let berry season pass me by because I have been burned so many times by buying very tasteless berries, that it just puts me off buying them for a long time. And this is especially true with strawberries. All I need to do is think back to the strawberries that I ate years ago in my grandmother's garden to realise that I can never buy strawberries as good as those. So why bother trying?

Until I realised that strawberry cake is the perfect reason to buy strawberries.



Easy Strawberry Cake


Usually I only bake with a batch of berries if the batch I bought tastes flavorless and boring. So it is both a good and bad thing when I am in the kitchen baking with strawberries. Without bad batches of strawberries, I wouldn't have made my Strawberry Hand Pies or my favourite Strawberry Sour Cream Pie.

But today, I wanted to bake something easy. Something that doesn't require me to make my own dough. Something that I could just mix up in one bowl, put in the oven and be done with. Chalk this up to wanting to make the most of my relaxing summer as possible.


Easy Strawberry Cake


If you are also looking for a one bowl, super easy strawberry cake, this one is for you!

The hardest part is washing the dishes at the end. Which, if you have a dishwasher (which I, sadly, don't), should be a snap.

Also, this cake has fruit in the form of baked strawberries, which totally makes it breakfast food! Cake for breakfast is my new favourite thing. And cake for dessert. And for sneaking into my mouth between meals..


Easy Strawberry Cake



Easy Strawberry Cake
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 lb strawberries, hulled and halved

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8 inch cake round cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, milk and vanilla, and mix until fully combined.
  3. Add in the flour and baking powder, and mix in until just combined.
  4. Pour in the batter into the prepared cake pan. Arrange the strawberries on top of the batter cut side down as close to possible. Sprinkle the remaining 2 Tablespoon sugar over the berries.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 325°F, and bake for an additional 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Adapted from Laughing Spatula





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8 comments:

  1. The cake looks really moist and delicious. I believe other fruits, like plum or peach, would work great with this recipe too.

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  2. I know what you mean - homegrown strawberries always taste so much better than commercial ones - but, strawberry cake is the perfect reason to buy those commercial strawberries - your cake looks delicious, Cathleen

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  3. Love how simple this is! It looks so good!

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  4. You had me at easy and cake! Throw in some stellar strawberries and YESSSSS! This cake looks perfectly moist and super delicious! Cheers, girlie!

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  5. Nobody can resist beautiful sexy strawberries. LOL! The only thing that holds me back is the price. Super expensive over here :(

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  6. This looks so good Cathleen! Somehow I am never able to make berries' cakes that good.. Need to give this a try soon!

    See you around :)

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  7. I have no problem eating cake for breakfast. Especially when it looks this good. Plus it has strawberries, so it's health food, right? 😀 It looks fantastic!

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  8. I cant wait to try this recipe, it looks delicious!!

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