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Strawberry Cake

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A buttery-vanilla batter is the base of a cake that brims with a pound of strawberries.

  • Yield: Makes one 10-inch cake

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2005

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pie plate
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10-inch pie plate. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together into a medium bowl.

  2. Put butter and 1 cup sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to medium-low; mix in egg, milk, and vanilla.

  3. Reduce speed to low; gradually mix in flour mixture. Transfer batter to buttered pie plate. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible. Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.

  4. Bake cake 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour. Let cool in pie plate on a wire rack. Cut into wedges.

Cook's Notes

Cake can be stored at room temperature, loosely covered, up to 2 days.

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  • brownbelva
    4 JUL, 2017
    The aroma is pure deliciousness! The cake is cooling now and I'll have it this evening. One disappointment -- the strawberries are buried under the cake! I placed them lightly on top of batter, did not push into batter. But I'm sure just because of the aroma, the cake will be delicious. I'll try again another time.
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  • MS10065885
    24 MAY, 2017
    It was easy and quick. Less work than making strawberry shortcake. It's good with ice cream or fresh cream.
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  • MS10201582
    22 MAY, 2017
    This cake is perfection! It's so simple to make, and it's beyond delicious. It's one of our favorites!
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  • cakengiftsindia
    11 MAY, 2017
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  • cakengifts
    17 APR, 2017
    I love this recipe, this was awesome! Strawberries added a great balance to the sweet moist cake.
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  • cavalieriopgma
    14 OCT, 2016
    This cake is so simple yet so divine. I originally made it to accompany a nice bottle of rosé champagne and my family rapidly devoured the entire thing. My father-in-law is a diabetic, so I substituted butter with greek yogurt and used 2/3 cup of sucralose and 1/3 cup sugar. His whole family loved it (and they're french and not easy to please!). I've used raspberries too and most recently I added lemon juice and used wildberry confiture in place of berries. It always turns out perfect!
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  • MS11311579
    26 MAY, 2016
    Best cake ever! Your kitchen will smell like heaven.
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  • tracieknits
    15 APR, 2016
    This cake is utter perfection. I have made it twice, and both times I used a springform pan that was lined on the bottom with parchment paper and buttered generously. Once I made it with strawberries and the other time I made it with two packages of fresh raspberries. Both were utterly fantastic and my family wants me to make this frequently when fresh berries are available.
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  • tracieknits
    15 APR, 2016
    This cake is utter perfection. I have made it twice, and both times I used a springform pan that was lined on the bottom with parchment paper and buttered generously. Once I made it with strawberries and the other time I made it with two packages of fresh raspberries. Both were utterly fantastic and my family wants me to make this frequently when fresh berries are available.
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  • jesuisclare
    28 MAY, 2015
    I've made this cake twice with fragrant Gariguette strawberries and the smell filling our appartment while it cooks is just divine! I would love to have an accurate metric conversion for the ingredients as my second attempt didn't come out quite right using the spoon and cup measures I can get here in France. Anyone? (Ate it all up anyway!)
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