Strawberries will be in season soon here in Michigan, so I started researching strawberry recipes on Pinterest. There are many, but this one stood out as one of the easiest. What also attracted me is that it uses real strawberries (fresh or frozen), and doesn’t use cake box mix, or jello. This Strawberry Cake Recipe is the real deal and it was absolute heaven to devour 🍓.
Where Did I Find this Strawberry Cake Recipe:
First, I want to make it very, berry 🍓 clear that this is not my Strawberry Cake Recipe, however I did alter a few details while making it, and I want to share those changes with you. I will disclose all of my modifications, and I will also share where you can find the full original recipe that includes a video, and nutrition information.
Important Strawberry Cake Information:
This is important: What you may notice from my photos first besides those juicy, plump strawberries, is that this cake is thin. My version actually turned out extra thin because I used a larger cake pan at 10.5 inches. The original recipe found below calls for a 9 inch cake pan, and if you want a “double layered cake”, you will need to double the recipe no matter what size you use.
Strawberry Cake Modifications I Made:
A few more modifications I made while making this strawberry cake are:
-I added approximately 1/2 cup chopped strawberries to the batter.
-I added a tiny drop of red food coloring to the batter.
-I used salted butter in both the batter and the frosting, so I decreased the salt by 1/2 in the batter, and omitted the salt from the frosting.
-I used 2% milk (it was what I had).
-I chose not to frost the sides of the cake because I loved how the crispy edges show (the crispy edges & tender cake are one of the best parts about this recipe).
-I got a little happy with snacking on all that frosting, so I overdid the strawberries on top. You should decorate your strawberry cake the way you feel inspired to knowing that it doesn’t have to be perfect (have fun!). Also know that I removed the strawberries after the photo shoot because they would make the cake soggy if I didn’t.Posted by