12 Beautiful Cakes to Make with Fresh Strawberries
When the season gives you beautiful fresh strawberries, turn them into delicious cakes. Here are 12 stunning strawberry cake recipes to try when strawberries are at their peak. If strawberries aren't in season, you'll be glad to know many of these recipes work with frozen strawberries, too.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake
"The perfect textured pound cake," says Ashley Steele, with a bonus: "It uses less sugar than traditional recipes because it features sweet fresh strawberries."
Strawberry Cream Roll
Fill homemade sponge cake with a whipped cream and strawberry filling and then roll it up into a gorgeous cake.
Aunt Kate's Strawberry Cake
"Using fresh, sweet strawberries is the key," says Drea217, the recipe submitter. "The cake itself is not very sweet, although the icing is. The balance is perfect."
Cornmeal Strawberry Cake
"I think most of the other reviewers have summed it up pretty well...this cake is great! My only additional comment would be that it makes a great tasting gluten-free cake as well. I used a gluten-free flour mix instead of AP flour and the results were excellent." —Jessica Paige
Strawberry Dream Cake I
A pudding-like strawberry cake with a decadent white-chocolate frosting. "This creamy white chocolate frosting is not too sweet," says Francine. "Just right with the moist strawberry cake. Great combo."
Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake
A light, delicious yellow cake gets the upside-down treatment, with fresh strawberries and mini-marshmallows creating the sweet topping — or is it the bottoming?
Line a springform pan with ladyfinger cookies and fill it with a delectable mixture of whipped cream cheese and strawberries. Be sure to chill thoroughly before removing the cake from the pan.
"This is a wonderful cheesecake recipe! Extremely easy to make and simple ingredients! Pretty much fool proof and it comes out looking like a restaurant worthy cheesecake! Just beautiful! I made it as is, but with fresh strawberries instead of frozen and it was perfect." —Mrs. Lalli
"We loved it! I made this just as the recipe directed. No changes needed. This was so much like my grandmas. It will be used as my shortcake from now on!" —Charline
Strawberry Chocolate Mousse Cake
Strawberries and chocolate are a match made in romance heaven. "Wonderful dessert! I flipped my strawberries so they looked like hearts for my parents anniversary." —mkiick
Chef John's Strawberry Crepe Cake
Chef John says, "Using this simple 'crepe cake' technique, you can turn any of your favorite cake fillings into visually stunning, multi-layered masterpieces. By the way, I say this is simple, not fast, as it does take some time to make and stack all those crepes, but once you get rolling, it goes pretty quickly. Use the ingredient amounts only as a guide, as crepe sizes and filling amounts will vary. Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh strawberries."
Strawberry Cake from Scratch
"It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth its weight in gold to me as a caterer," says GothicGirl, the recipe submitter. "Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting -- or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze!"