I hunted around for a while looking for a good strawberry cake recipe and finally after a couple of attempts and some tweaking of the recipe I came up with this amazing strawberry cake!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cover the bottoms of one 8-inch springform pan and one 9-inch spring form pan with parchment paper or grease and lightly flour.

  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a large measuring cup.

  • Beat butter, sugar, eggs, strawberry extract, and vanilla extract together in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

  • Stir flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, and milk, 1/3 cup at a time, into butter mixture until a well-blended batter forms; stir strawberry puree into batter.

  • Pour batter into prepared springform pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Process about 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries in a blender until smooth to yield about 1/2 cup strawberry puree.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

266.2 calories; 4.7 g protein; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 78.2 mg cholesterol; 293.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2013
I made this cake today and was disappointed. I was expecting more strawberry flavor...it didn't have much flavor to me. My husband liked it though so I guess it wasn't that bad. I made the vanilla glaze (substituting strawberry extract for vanilla) for it and that was good. I also made mine in a 9X13 pan instead of springform pans and it was done in 30 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2012
I made this cake the other night - I'm torn between the rating to give and may remake this cake and adjust the rating based on the second outcome. First up - the only company I'm aware of to make strawberry extract is Watkins - which fortunately I had a brand new bottle and thus why I made this recipe. I scaled the recipe back to make 8 servings and used regular cake tins. I found this cake to be dense and quite heavy which surprised me as the batter was remarkable light/airy and reminded me of a boxed cake mix. I couldn't detect a noticeable strawberry taste either. The cake took on a somewhat muted pink tone that wasn't so detectable after it had been baked frosted and cut. The recipe didn't suggest the cake be frosted but I used an all butter buttercream frosting and used a dark chocolate drizzle w/ fresh strawberries on top. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2013
I made this cake today and was disappointed. I was expecting more strawberry flavor...it didn't have much flavor to me. My husband liked it though so I guess it wasn't that bad. I made the vanilla glaze (substituting strawberry extract for vanilla) for it and that was good. I also made mine in a 9X13 pan instead of springform pans and it was done in 30 minutes. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2012
I made this cake the other night - I'm torn between the rating to give and may remake this cake and adjust the rating based on the second outcome. First up - the only company I'm aware of to make strawberry extract is Watkins - which fortunately I had a brand new bottle and thus why I made this recipe. I scaled the recipe back to make 8 servings and used regular cake tins. I found this cake to be dense and quite heavy which surprised me as the batter was remarkable light/airy and reminded me of a boxed cake mix. I couldn't detect a noticeable strawberry taste either. The cake took on a somewhat muted pink tone that wasn't so detectable after it had been baked frosted and cut. The recipe didn't suggest the cake be frosted but I used an all butter buttercream frosting and used a dark chocolate drizzle w/ fresh strawberries on top. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2013
I made this cake today and was disappointed. I was expecting more strawberry flavor...it didn't have much flavor to me. My husband liked it though so I guess it wasn't that bad. I made the vanilla glaze (substituting strawberry extract for vanilla) for it and that was good. I also made mine in a 9X13 pan instead of springform pans and it was done in 30 minutes. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2018
I made this cake and I think the recipe is wrong!!!! I think it calls 1 tsp baking powder instead of 4 tsp.. I followed the recipe exactly and my cake was hard like pudding.. not good at all Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/04/2020
followed the recipe to the letter. This was my 1st cake disaster and ive only made 5 cakes. The cake was dense, dry and holey. Read More