Sunday, June 16, 2024

Easy Strawberry Cake

By: The Food Hunter

If you adore strawberries, then this easy strawberry cake is the perfect treat for you. With only a few ingredients and a mere 10 minutes of prep time, you can create a delightful dessert that's ideal for spring, summer, or any occasion that calls for something sweet and refreshing.

Tips and Variations:

  • Extra Strawberries: For an extra burst of freshness, fold in some chopped fresh strawberries into the batter before baking.
  • Turbinado Sugar: Grease your pan and sprinkle with some sugar.
  • Serve with Ice Cream: A scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside a slice of this cake can take your dessert experience to the next level.
  • Blueberries: This cake would be equally delicious with blueberries 


Easy Strawberry Cake

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups sliced strawberries

1. Preheat:
   - Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
   - Butter a 10-inch springform pan

2. Prepare Dry Ingredients:
   - Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.
3. Mix Wet Ingredients:
   - Put butter and 1 cup of sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
   - Mix until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
   - Add in egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
   - Mix until combined.

4. Combine:
   - Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
   - Transfer batter to the prepared pan.

5. Arrange Strawberries:
   - Arrange strawberry slices on top of the batter.

6. Bake:
   - Bake cake for 10 minutes.
   - Reduce oven temperature to 325°F (160°C).
   - Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 50-55 minutes.

7. Cool and Serve:
   - Let the cake cool in the pan.
   - To serve, cut into pieces.

Whether you're planning a spring brunch, a summer picnic, or simply want a quick and delicious dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth, this easy cake is a fantastic choice. Its simplicity, combined with the delightful flavor of strawberries, makes it a go-to recipe you'll want to make again and again.

It's a recipe that promises maximum enjoyment with minimal fuss, making it an essential addition to your dessert repertoire. Happy baking!

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