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

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2005



Cook's Notes

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

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  • rupelhaft
    23 JUN, 2018
    This was an amazing strawberry cake recipe. I did exactly as directed and it turned out perfect. Reminded me of strawberry short cake.
  • jennifer.e.chappell
    4 JUN, 2018
    I don’t know why this recipe only has three stars. I’ve been making it for years and I find it excellent. Guests always love it and I serve with a little whipped cream on the side. Sometimes I even mix up the fruit based on what I have laying around in my fridge- it’s the perfect recipe for fruit that is on its way out. Just watch the baking time. I tend to start checking on it 45 min in because it can get too dry too quickly. I also bake this often in a springform pan.
  • sherrymaxi1187980
    27 DEC, 2017
    I made the cake substituting brown sugar for half of the sugar (but not all). I used a square corning-ware cake pan. This pan is larger than a pie pan, so the cake came out thinner resembling a coffee style cake. Thinking about it, I realized that nuts would go well with this style cake. But since this cake doesn't have nuts in the recipe, I decided to make a strawberry topping for the cake. This topping would go on before I served it (so the cake was already cool). I combined sliced strawberries (a dab of sugar or sugar substitute to control any tartness) with strawberry preserves and added chopped walnuts. This way I could enjoy the nutty flavor and my spouse, who doesn't eat nuts, would not have the fruit topping. If you really like the cake sweet, you could probably also add a little powdered sugar on the top. But honestly, I think the cake and the strawberries are sweet enough. I also enjoy a little whipped cream too! I made it look so pretty! This cake is not very hard to make. Its nice for a little dessert!
  • 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.
  • MS10065885
    24 MAY, 2017
    It was easy and quick. Less work than making strawberry shortcake. It's good with ice cream or fresh cream.
  • 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!
  • cakengiftsindia
    11 MAY, 2017
    Yes!!!! This article is too simple that everybody can understand and make cake after reading this article.
  • 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!
  • MS11311579
    26 MAY, 2016
    Best cake ever! Your kitchen will smell like heaven.
  • 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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