An easy strawberry cake is the perfect summer treat!
Especially because strawberries are in season, and it’s a refreshing twist to a regular pound cake (though those are absolutely delicious too!)
Strawberries are filled with vitamin C and manganese, which are great for heart health and regulating blood pressure because of all the potassium they contain.
This cake is pretty easy to make and only takes about 45 minutes to cook in the oven. So it’s great when you’re multitasking and getting a couple of things done in the kitchen.
Something I’ve always loved about strawberries is how sweet, juicy, and sometimes sour they can be.
They super colorful and I LOVE tossing them in just about any kale salad I make for work.
They’re also awesome for creating green smoothies (though they make them turn a murky brown sometimes) because they act as a natural sweetener.
So If you’re having a gathering soon, have a potluck, or simply want to treat yourself to some awesome strawberry cake then have at this recipe.
I promise you won’t regret making it.
One of the cool things about it is that it uses yogurt as one of the main ingredients, greek yogurt to be exact. Which makes in a healthier option than lots of other strawberry cake recipes that are out there.
You can also always add some extra toppings to it, like whip cream (SO delicious!) to make it a sort of strawberry short cake. Totally up to you!
This strawberry cake recipe from scratch only takes a few ingredients:
- Almond Extract
- Fresh Strawberries
While its not an easy strawberry cake recipe using cake mix, it’s still a pretty simple recipe to use and follow.
Before you know it, you’ll have learned the strawberry recipe by heart and you’ll be able to make it from memory from scratch. Here are some common questions that I’ve been asked before about making the perfect cake, strawberry or otherwise:
How do I make a cake more moist?
Some things you can do to make your cake more moist is to make sure you’re using real butter instead of margarine, since one has more water than the other, which tends to be a drying agent. Also, another way to make sure your cake is more moist is adding a bit of extra oil.
Make sure you aren’t over mixing your cake batter, as stiff can make your cake come out stiffer. When you store your cake, make sure you keep it in an airtight container or wrap it if you can, to make sure you keep as much air out as you can.
If you don’t like yogurt in this cake recipe, try substituting it with sour cream. This can also be a moistening agent in cake recipes.
SIDE NOTE: When you’re cooking you’ll often run into conversion questions that you might not know off the top of your head. Especially when converting liquids. Here’s how to remember your kitchen conversions!
Can I use jam as cake filling?
You absolutely can. You can literally use just about anything as cake filling. What I like to do is make my very own pineapple jam from scratch and then add it as cake filling with chunks of real pineapple to my cakes.
Here is a great post on how to make pineapple cake filling from scratch.
How do you cut strawberries for a cake?
Really there’s no surefire way to cut your strawberries for your cakes. If they’re for decoration to top off your cakes, then you obviously want to cut them nicely. I personally like cutting them long ways to top off my strawberry cakes.
Now, for the strawberries that go in the cake, you can simply chunk them into the size pieces of your liking.
Which Ingredients makes cake soft?
One good trick to make sure your cake comes extra fluffy if the recipe calls for eggs is to separate the yolk and the egg whites. You want to add the yolks in when it calls for the eggs to be mixed.
Once you’ve separated the egg whites, you want to make sure you mix them and fluff them up until they
How do I know if my cake is under cooked?
One great way to know if your cake is under cooked is to simply stick a clean thin knife in the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, meaning without bits and streaks of batter attached to it, then your cake is fully cooked.
If it comes out with bits of batter and cake bits attached to it, it means it needs more cook time. You can also use toothpicks to test this, it doesn’t have to be a knife (I just always like grabbing the first knife I see within reach).
Some of my favorite strawberry cake recipes ever
As with every recipe you come across, there are a bajillion interpretations of it. And so I thought I’d include some other DELICIOUS strawberry recipes you can check out and try too!
Homemade Strawberry Cake recipe by Tastes Of Lizzy T.
Strawberry Cake recipe by Just So Tasty.
The Best Strawberry Short Cake by Glorious Treats.
Easy Strawberry Cake
- 1 1/2 cups cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups Sugar
- 6 tbsp Oil
- 2 tsp Almond extract
- 3 Eggs
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 2 tsp Baking powder
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 11/2 cups Fresh strawberries, chunked
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease a 9 by 13 inch pan. Set aside. 3. Mix the yogurt, sugar, oil, and almond extract together until smooth. 4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. 5. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder stirring until smooth. 6. Fold in the strawberries and gently stir. 7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. 8. Bake for 1 hour (check it after 45 minutes) or until the edges are set and the knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
Whats your favorite strawberry cake recipe from scratch?
If you’re a strawberry cake lover then this is a recipe you HAVE to try. It’s easy to make and sure to become a family favorite. Now its your turn to join the conversation.
Are there any strawberry cake hacks that you know of worth sharing? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!