Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake

Love fresh strawberries? This simple, rustic recipe is packed with fresh strawberries and perfect for spring/summer! Serve at brunch or as a won't be disappointed.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Breakfast & Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 288 kcal


  • 1 Electric mixer


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk I used 1% and it came out fine
  • 3/4 lb strawberries hulled and halved


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter a 9-inch deep dish pie pan, cake pan or an enameled dish.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat on low speed until well combined.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, alternating with the milk, and beat on low speed until smooth. The batter will be very thick, so don't be concerned.
  • Pour the batter to the prepared pan and smooth with a spatula. Arrange the strawberries on top, cut side down, so that they completely cover the batter. Sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar over the strawberries.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°F and bake for an hour until the cake is lightly golden and a tester comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack.
  • I highly recommend topping with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, but it's also good as is.


Serving: 1gCalories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 4.17gProtein: 4gFat: 9.68gSaturated Fat: 5.67gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.59gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.75gCholesterol: 44.33mgSodium: 253mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1.48gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 92IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1.47mg
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