Strawberry Cake made from scratch! This strawberry cake recipe is perfect for those looking for a fresh strawberry cake made from scratch ingredients.
Strawberry Cake has to be one of my family’s favorite cakes – especially my husband’s. This past weekend, my niece asked for a strawberry cake for her graduation party and I leapt at the chance to make it for her.
As much as I love my Grandmother Verdie’s Strawberry Cake recipe, I wanted to make one that I made from scratch. I knew the party gave me the perfect opportunity to gauge my family’s reaction to this updated version of my family’s classic recipe.
Quick, easy, delicious and made from just a few simple ingredients, this strawberry cake is definitely a keeper of a recipe. The strawberry flavor is definitely pronounced, with bites of fresh strawberries throughout. The cake also has a light pink tint rather than an over the top pink coloring that many strawberry cakes get from the addition of flavored gelatin to the mix. So, if you are looking for a strawberry cake option that is made from scratch, this is for you!
Here’s my Strawberry Cake recipe. Hope you love it!
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray or prepare with butter or shortening and flour. Remove any excess flour.
- Prepare yellow cake recipe according to the recipe. Stir the strawberry syrup into the cake batter and then gently fold in the chopped strawberries. Divide the batter between prepared cake pans and bake until toothpick or cake tester comes out clean when inserted in the center, about 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to rest in pans about 3-5 minutes. Then, allow to cool completely before frosting with strawberry buttercream frosting.
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(Originally published July 2013. Republished February 2015.)