Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake

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This old fashioned strawberry cake is a moist cake that is very simple to make. It has great crumbs and a slight tang from the fresh strawberries. Here is how to make it from scratch.

Here is another of my other favorite cake recipe – Eggless Marie Biscuit Cake.

Strawberry Cake served on a plate.
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About This Recipe

This old fashioned strawberry cake is a moist and soft homemade cake recipe where a simple vanilla cake is topped with lots of fresh strawberries. I add strawberries on top of the cake, but you can even add a few chopped strawberries to the batter.

The strawberries lend a beautiful sweet tangy taste to the cake, which makes it irresistible. Believe me, this strawberry cake recipe is the one you’ll ever need!

This is my favorite cake recipe to make during summer when the market is filled with fresh strawberries.

This Strawberry Cake is,

  • Easy to bake
  • Delicious
  • A perfect Summer treat
  • Loaded with strawberries
  • Apt for your Brunch dessert

Ingredients

Strawberry Cake Ingredients.

Strawberries – The highlight of this cake is strawberries, which are one of my favorite summer fruits. Packed with Vitamin C, get your hands on them when they are fresh in the market during summer.

In case you don’t get fresh strawberries, then you can use the frozen ones too.

All-Purpose Flour – To make the base we will use all-purpose flour. You can also use whole wheat flour, but the taste and texture would be different.

You can also make it gluten-free, by substituting all-purpose flour with any gluten-free flour.

Vanilla Extract – This adds a beautiful hint of vanilla to the cake, which makes it smell and taste even better. Opt for a good quality one!

Lemon Zest – For that slightly tangy taste, we will use lemon zest. You can even add orange zest instead.

Other Ingredients – We will need some basic cake ingredients too, such as baking powder, baking soda, eggs, vegetable oil, melted unsalted butter, castor sugar, and milk.

These ingredients combined make the extra soft, moist and helps it to rise beautifully.

How to make Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake?

Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round pan with butter and cover the base with a parchment paper.

Prepared pan.

Stir together 8 oz (2 cups) all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoon lemon zest in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and lemon zest mixed in a bowl.

Whisk ½ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup melted unsalted butter, and 7 oz (1 cup) castor sugar in another medium-size bowl using a wire whisk until it is pale in color.

Vegetable oil, melted butter, and sugar mixed in another bowl.

Add 2 large eggs, and whisk well.

Eggs added to the bowl.

Add ¾ cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix well.

Milk and vanilla extract added to the bowl.

Now add this mixture into the flour mixture and mix everything well using a spatula. 

Dry mixture mixed with wet mixture.
Ready batter.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

Batter poured in the prepared pan.

Place sliced strawberries on top. Keep the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Topped with strawberry slices.

Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the cake on a cooling rack and cool completely. Cut into slices and serve.

Ready strawberry cake.

Frequently Asked Question

How to make it eggless?

If you want to avoid adding the egg, you can add buttermilk instead as a substitute. It makes your cake soft and moist.

You can also use flax seeds eggs if you don’t mind the coarse texture of the same.

How to make it vegan?

You can avoid butter and increase the quantity of vegetable oil, use flax seeds eggs instead of eggs, and use nut-based milk instead of milk, to make it vegan.

Can I use frozen strawberries?

If you are adding it into the batter, then yes, you can use it. Don’t thaw it, just mix them in a little flour and fold them into the batter.

But for the presentation, I would not suggest you use fresh strawberries. If you use frozen ones, the juice will ooze out from the same when it comes to room temperature.

Serving Suggestions

You can serve it as a dessert for your house parties or weekend brunch. I also like to serve it as an evening snack with my hot cup of beaten coffee.

It also makes for a great gift during festivals like Christmas or any other special occasion.

Storage Suggestions

You can cut the cake into small pieces and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can heat it again in the microwave for about 15 seconds, before serving.

This cake can be frozen as well. Just wrap it in plastic wrap tightly and freeze for up to 2 – 3 months.

When ready to serve, thaw until it is softened and then reheat it in an oven at 120 degrees for 10-15 minutes or microwave on high for about 40 seconds.

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This old fashioned Strawberry Cake is a moist cake that is very simple to make. It has great crumbs and a slight tang from the fresh strawberries. Here is how to make it from scratch.
4.50 from 4 votes

Old Fashioned Strawberry Cake Recipe

This old fashioned Strawberry Cake is a moist cake that is very simple to make. It has great crumbs and a slight tang from the fresh strawberries. Here is how to make it from scratch.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
Servings: 10 people

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz (2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter
  • 7 oz (1 cup) castor sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
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Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F (180 Degrees C). Grease a 9 inch round pan with butter and cover the base with parchment paper.
  • Stir together 8 oz (2 cups) all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoon lemon zest in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk ½ cup vegetable oil, ½ cup melted unsalted butter, and 7 oz (1 cup) castor sugar in another medium-size bowl using a wire whisk until it is pale in color.
  • Add 2 large eggs, and whisk well.
  • Add ¾ cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Now add this mixture into the flour mixture and mix everything well using a spatula. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Place sliced strawberries on top. Keep the pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the cake cool for 5 minutes. Transfer the cake on a cooling rack and cool completely. Cut into slices and serve.

Notes

You can add some chopped strawberries in the batter as well.
Replace all purpose flour with whole wheat flour for a healthier version.

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 166mg, Potassium: 186mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 361IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1mg
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