This fresh strawberry cake recipe is divine in every aspect. The cake itself is moist, flavorful, and light, with the strawberries and fresh whipped cream adding the perfect amount of summer to it. In a lot of ways, this simple strawberry cake reminds me of angel food cake (except not at all the same texture) – you can eat a ton of it and still feel the need to go back for more. It’s straight out of heaven.
I love having this cake for dessert, but it also is great as a mid-morning snack with a cup of coffee or in the afternoon with a mug of tea!
How to make the fresh strawberry cake recipe:
I love a good cake that only requires a few ingredients and a few minutes. This recipe takes advantage of fresh, seasonal strawberries and places them in a simple but delicious batter.
- Wash, hull, and quarter your strawberries, then set aside.
- Mix a simple but rich batter and place in a greased deep dish pie plate.
- Place your strawberries cut side down in a single layer and press the berries in as single of a layer as you can.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350 and then reduce the temperature to 325 for an additional 60 minutes.
- When a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Serve with fresh whipped cream.
Love simple cake recipes? Try these:
- Easy and Elegant Plum Torte – Moist, buttery, juicy, and unbelievable. This simple dessert is everything you want in a dessert – it is easy to make, and lovely to eat!
- Simple Peach Cake – This cake won’t last long! Bursting with fresh summer flavor and tender and moist, this cake is perfect by itself, with ice cream or with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
Can you freeze fresh strawberry cake?
This fresh strawberry cake recipe is very freezer friendly! To freeze, chill the cake, then wrap it with aluminum foil. Freeze for up to 6 months. To serve, thaw the cake overnight in the refrigerator.
How Kids can help you make this Simple Strawberry Cake Recipe
One of the best ways of getting kids interested in trying new foods is to have them help you make the meal! Here are some easy and age appropriate ways to get your kids in the kitchen with you to bake this cake:
- Kids aged 1 to 3 can help you wash the strawberries and measure the ingredients.
- Kids aged 4 to 6 can help do everything above plus help you grease the pie plate, hull and half the strawberries, crack and whisk the egg, mix the batter, and press the strawberries into the batter.
- Kids aged 7 to 10+ can help you do everything above, cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, and whip the whipped cream.
*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Slice
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 569 Total Fat: 44g Saturated Fat: 27g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 148mg Sodium: 311mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 16g Protein: 7g