Strawberry Cake – perfect cake recipe

 Here is an easy and really delicious strawberry cake. And just the way I like it, it's a super easy recipe that requires only 5 ingredients and only 15-20 minutes to prepare.

And I'll say it again, this cake is a treat. The dough has a lightly sanded texture that charms the taste buds. The tart side of the strawberries goes perfectly with the sweet-sweetness of the dough.  And it's not an omission not to use yeast, no no, we don't want to use yeast so that the dough keeps its slight shortbread texture.

Strawberry Cake – perfect  cake recipe



▢500g / 1 lb strawberries, hulled (ie tops removed)


▢1 cup sugar, caster/superfine best but granulated ok too

▢1/2 cup oil, canola, or vegetable oil

▢2 eggs, large (~50g/1.75 oz each)

▢1 tbsp grated lemon rind

▢1/4 cup lemon juice (1 large lemon)

▢1 cup plain yogurt, unsweetened (Greek or just plain)

▢1 tsp vanilla extract (or essence)


▢2 1/4 cups flour, plain/all-purpose

▢4 tsp baking powder (or 1 1/4 tsp baking soda)

▢Pinch of salt


▢Whipped cream

▢Extra strawberries

▢Icing sugar/ powdered sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fans).

Grease and line a 23 cm / 9" cake pan with baking paper/parchment paper. (Any type of cake pan is fine)


For the inside of the cake: Dice some strawberries into ~1.5cm / 1" pieces to make 1 cup (about 1/3 of the strawberries)

Topping: Cut the remaining strawberries in half.


Place Wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk well for 1 minute.

Add dry ingredients then whisk well until lump-free.

Pour half into the cake pan, smooth surface. Scatter over diced strawberries.

Top with remaining batter. Smooth surface, then top with halved strawberries, cut face down.

Bake 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. (Note 1) If you need to cook longer, cover with foil if it starts getting too golden.

Stand 15 minutes in the cake pan before turning out onto the cooling rack.

Cool 15 minutes+ before serving warm or at room temp. Dust with icing sugar, and serve with cream, or if serving warm, ice cream!

Strawberry Cake – perfect  cake recipe

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