Strawberry Cake Recipes

Strawberry cakes are one great way to use the summer's bounty of fresh berries. You'll find a new favorite in this collection of strawberry cake recipes.

Staff Picks

Strawberry Cake from Scratch

Rating: 4.23 stars
It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth it weight in gold to me as a caterer. I made this cake for a child's birthday party. It was a major hit! Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting - or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze!

Strawberries and Cream Cake

Rating: 4.39 stars
Makes an elegant presentation without too much fuss.

REALLY Real Strawberry Cupcakes

Rating: 4.33 stars
I've been messing around trying to make a perfect strawberry cupcake to go with the Real Strawberry Frosting I developed a couple of years ago. It's been a long road and lots of cupcakes tested and tasted along the way. The trick was NOT using puree as I do when making the frosting. Rather, grinding freeze-dried strawberries into a powder brought this cupcake recipe out of my test kitchen and into my recipe box! I am so pleased with the results!

Cornmeal Strawberry Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
A sweet and moist cake. Blueberries can be used instead of strawberries.

Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake

Rating: 4.52 stars
Wonderful white coffee cake is topped with fresh strawberry and crumb topping.

Aunt Kate's Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.85 stars
This recipe dates back to the early 1900's and was made by my grandmother's sister Kate. I have the fondest memories of my grandmother and my mother making this when strawberries came into season. The cake itself is not very sweet, although the icing is. The balance is perfect. I make this for many occasions, and my secret taste testers have remarked how wonderful it is. Just a side note: using fresh, sweet strawberries is the key.

Best Ever Strawberry Cake

Rating: 3.22 stars
This type of strawberry cake recipe with all-natural strawberry flavoring (no gelatin) is quite rare and difficult to find. This strawberry cake tastes light and fresh, never too sweet. A truly excellent recipe that always turns out fluffy and oh-so moist. Topped with the rich and delicious cream cheese frosting, this cake is truly the best ever. It was a handwritten recipe I found in my mom's recipe book, but I assume she found it elsewhere.

Scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.46 stars
Serve with whipped cream on top.

Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake

Rating: 4.24 stars
I live in Florida and have access to strawberries for a few months at a time. Many of my friends and neighbors can't wait until I start preparing this cake.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Rating: 3.94 stars
The perfect textured pound cake, which as a bonus uses less sugar than the traditional recipes, due to the addition of fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Cake and Frosting I

Rating: 4.45 stars
If you love the beautiful flavor, aroma and color of strawberries, you will absolutely love this cake.

Strawberry Icebox Cake

Rating: 3.75 stars
Wonderful recipe for those hot summer days when you just don't want to turn on the oven! There is never any left when this icebox cake goes to a BBQ!

Inspiration and Ideas

Strawberry Cream Roll
Rating: Unrated
"Easy and delicious. I added dollops of Marian's Delicious Strawberry Sauce to the whipped cream for an even greater flavor punch and a pretty pink color." – marnie
Real Strawberry Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated
"I was so pleased with how these turned out and darned proud to serve them too. Everything about them was right." – naples34102

Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 4.15 stars

An old-fashioned, tender shortcake with two layers of strawberries topped with whipped cream.