Fresh Strawberry Cake

Fresh Strawberry Cake
Diana Rattray
Ratings (42)
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
199 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 199
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 2g
Calcium 49mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This strawberry cake is topped with a delicious strawberry cream cheese frosting for a fabulous spring or summertime dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mashed strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (stir before measuring)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup mashed strawberries (excess juice drained)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and 1 1/3 cups of sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and blend well.

  4. Slowly beat about 1/3 of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture with half of the strawberries. Beat in another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the remaining strawberries. Blend in the remaining flour mixture and beat until smooth.

  5. Spread in the baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched with a finger. Cool on a rack; frost with cream cheese frosting.

  6. Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the salt, 3 cups of confectioners' sugar, and strawberries. Add more confectioners' sugar, as needed, until thick enough to spread. Frost and store cake in the refrigerator until serving time.