Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer Strawberry Cake

6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (188 grams) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (200 grams) plus 2 tablespoons (25 grams) granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup (118 ml) milk (though I use soya milk)
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 pound (450 grams) strawberries halved
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and butter a 9 inch cake tin.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together in a small bowl.
  3. In a larger bowl beat together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. 
  4. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla until combined and add the dry mixture gradually.  Mix until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared cake tin and arrange the strawberries, cut side down as closely as possible in a single layer.  Sprinkle some sugar onto the strawberries.
  6. Bake cake for 10 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 325F and bake until golden brown.
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen


  1. This looks so delicious!! I am excited to try in tonight for my family! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. OMG this looks heavenly!! I'm defo going to try it out!! xxx

  3. This looks totally amazing, can you send me a slice please? I am impatient ;)

  4. Wow, this cake looks amazing - and it has fruit in it so it's healthy, right?!

  5. Just wanted to stop back and let you know I tried thise wonderful recipe - my family LOVED it. It didn't turn out to 'look' as pretty as yours - (I think next time I need to use a bigger pan_ - but, it sure tasted delicious. Thanks again for the recipe...can't wait to make it again.