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Fresh Strawberry Cake

A vanilla cake studded with fresh strawberries - the perfect summer time treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword strawberry, cake, easy
Servings 10
Author Sarah Mir


  • 9-inch pie plate or a 9-inch springform pan


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Remaining Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1-1 ½ cup halved strawberries
  • 1-2 tbsp coarse sugar for sprinkling - fine works too, but it will have less of a crunch


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F. Butter your pie plate or butter and flour your cake tin.
  • Whisk your dry ingredients, set aside
  • Beat the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy - 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Mix in egg and beat for a minute
  • Add the vanilla and mix till combined.
  • Now add the dry ingredients and milk in two alternating batches on low speed, mixing just until barely combined. You can use a spatula and a light hand to finish mixing.
  • Spread the batter in your dish/tin
  • Dot all over with strawberries, cut side down
  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar
  • Bake for 10 minutes then reduce the temperature to 325 F and bake for another 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.