Strawberry Cake Recipe

Strawberry Cake made from scratch! This strawberry cake recipe is perfect for those looking for a fresh strawberry cake made from scratch ingredients.

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe | ©

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.

Fresh Strawberry Cake 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!

3.5 from 6 reviews
Strawberry Cake Recipe
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Strawberry Cake made from scratch! This strawberry cake recipe is perfect for those looking for a fresh strawberry cake made from scratch ingredients.
Serves: 12
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to rest in pans about 3-5 minutes. Then, allow to cool completely before frosting with strawberry buttercream frosting.

Robyn xo


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(Originally published July 2013. Republished February 2015.)


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  1. 6

    Anna says

    Thanks for the reply-when I first looked at this recipe the link for the syrup didn’t come up because I was on my phone. Thanks again can’t wait to make it!!!

  2. 12

    Jane says

    Will your strawberry butter cream frosting recipe that makes 2 cups be enough to cover the 2 layer, 9 inch round cake?

  3. 13

    Kathleen says

    I used Trader Joe’s Gluten Free all purpose flour in place of the regular flour and it was great! The strawberry syrup was wonderful! Thank you for this great recipe I could easily adjust :)

  4. 14

    Elizabeth says

    I am trying this recipe because I have a pork roast and don’t want to cook, it sounds delicious and I think your writing is great. I can’t wait!

  5. 15

    Elizabeth says

    Please give that pork roast recipe five stars! My daughter distracted me and I send it with one star or none. That is not what I wanted to do.

  6. 24

    Elly says

    not sure what happened or where I went wrong. I printed out the yellow cake recipe. Made it according to instructions, added the homemade strawberry syrup and chopped strawberries. Not sure why the yellow cake recipe shows to bake longer than the strawberry when the strawberry has added liquid, nonetheless I had to bake the 3 layers for 35 minutes as they were not cooked at 25 minutes. No harm. I made the strawberry buttercream recipe according to instructions. Assembled the cake and my husband asked for a chocolate mousse filling,(it was his birthday cake) so I made the mousse, filled then frosted the cake. The buttercream was to die for, the cake, it was okay. No strawberry flavor, it rose well and had it not been for the chocolate mousse filling and strawberry buttercream the cake would have just been a regular cake. The syrup and buttercream I will make again but the cake, no

  7. 25

    Jenn Copland says

    My son is allergic to strawberries, could I just swap out raspberries or blueberries or would other adjustments need to be made? Thanks in advance!

  8. 27

    Isabelle says

    Hi, I was just wondering if this cake can be made a day or two in advance (because of the fresh strawberries)?

    • 28


      Hi Isabelle,
      I’ve made it a couple of days in advance of a party and stored it in the refrigerator until time of serving for that reason.

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