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Savor the last bit of summer with this Strawberry Cake. This from-scratch cake comes together easily using classic ingredients that you might already have in your pantry. The fresh strawberries are roasted to intensify their taste, and they flavor both the frosting and the cake itself. It’s sweet but not overly sweet, and it tastes like summer.

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I sent my Windy City Blogger Collective partner home with a couple slices of this cake and she later admitted to me that her and her husband ate all of it before dinner. Even my husband who tends not to be too enthusiastic about desserts loved it. So apparently it is a crowd pleaser.

Strawberry Cake

Just a heads up that this cake it a little bit short, it’s a smaller cake.

Strawberry Cake

Yields 8

20 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • Cake:
  • 1 pound Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 eight inch cake pans
  • Parchment Paper
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick of Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Cream
  • 5 cups of Powdered Sugar


  1. Line the cake pans with parchment and heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. The first step is to roast the strawberries. Slice the stems off the strawberries and cut them in half. Line a baking sheet with parchment, spread the strawberries out on top, and sprinkle one tablespoon of sugar over. Roast the berries for 10 minutes. Then put them in a blender and purée. Strain the strawberry purée to remove the seeds.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Use a microwave to carefully melt the butter so that it is melted by not hot.
  5. Use an electric mixer to combine the eggs and sugar on a medium speed. Mix for about 2 minutes until the eggs are light and foamy. Then, while mixing, add the vanilla and butter.
  6. Continue mixing on a medium low speed and add half of the flour mixture.
  7. Then add the milk and 3/4 cups of the strawberry purée. Mix to combine and then add the rest of the flour mixture and mix, scraping down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  8. Divide that batter evenly between the cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  9. While the cake bakes, make the frosting. Clean out your mixer, and then whip the butter with the vanilla. Then add 2 cups of powdered sugar, one at a time. Then add the remaining strawberry purée. Continue adding the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Last, add cream to get the frosting to a stiff but soft texture.
  10. Let the cake cool completely before frosting.

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 6th of September 2016

What a pretty cake and it sounds scrumptious! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thank you Mollie!

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

Monday 5th of September 2016

Oh wow, this looks and sounds so amazing and delicious! I haven't had a strawberry cake for a while!

Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

Wishing you a lovely week. xoxo

Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Strawberry Cake is totally underrated!

Beverly Roderick

Friday 2nd of September 2016

Your strawberry cake looks delicious. I didn't know about roasting the strawberries. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Roasting strawberries is a game changer!


Thursday 1st of September 2016

This looks delicious Kit! I love strawberry cake too. I will have to give to recipe to my baby sister as she is awesome at baking cakes. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I will be pinning on my board. Have a wonderful weekend and God bless you and yours!

Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Thanks so much for your kind words and for pinning!


Thursday 1st of September 2016

My sons birthday party is in a week so we've been talking alot about what kind of cake he wants, he just seen this and said "Mommy, I want that cake for my birthday!". Problem solved. Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday, I can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

Kit Graham

Tuesday 20th of September 2016

Hope he loved it!

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