recipe: Strawberry Cake

I could have sworn I had written about this cake that I have been making for years... I bring it to every event, bake sales.. all that kind of thing and everyone always flips! It's so easy, kids love it and if you are having friends for a visit it's the perfect thing to "just happen to have lying around" and it's SUPER easy... all this equals a really good Strawberry Cake recipe, I only wish that I would have given it to you earlier! (and this is not the best photo... I was certain I had taken many others but had to crop this one out of a larger photo - from the baby shower actually!)

So here you go, Strawberry Cake, you can put in as much sugar as you like, I change it depending on who is eating it... for kids I cut sugar in 1/2 (I've also made it with honey or agave and it works too!) for adults I use the recipe amount pf sugar (otherwise adults will complain that it's not sweet enough, while kids just don't know the difference!)


6 tablespoons butter (softened)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (plus some to dust on top) sugar (+/-)

1 large egg

1/2 cup milk (I have used rice or barley)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 pound organic strawberries hulled and quartered

1) preheat oven to 350 degrees. I spray my pan with olive oil spray and then use parchment paper for the bottom. sift together dry ingredients.

2) mix butter and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, lower speed and mix in egg, milk and vanilla.

3) reduce speed to low and mix in flour mixture. put batter into pie plate and take the strawberries and put on top and then kind of push them into the batter lightly. sprinkle with some sugar.

4) bake cake for 10 minutes. reduce oven to 325 degrees and bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about an hour.

This is adapted from a Martha Stewart Living recipe. I had a party and I served all strawberry deserts... it was GREAT! and a lot of fun!

Good Luck! and happy summer!