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Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.

Hi Friends!  It’s Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later!  It feels like forever since I’ve shared a recipe with you all and I am ready to dive right in with a fabulous dessert!

This Strawberry Cake is made from scratch and the sliced strawberries baked into the top are just stunning!

This cake is not overly sweet, but our favorite way to serve it is with a small dollop of sweetened coconut whipped cream.  It’s just HEAVENLY!!!

Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.

I made my cake in an 8 x 1 3/4-inch Quiche/Tart Pan for the pretty scalloped edge, but you can most certainly use a round cake pan instead.

This cake is so FAST to put together! I even have a trick for slicing the strawberries.

I slice my strawberries with an egg slicer.  I know … WHAT?!  It’s life changing!

An egg slicer also works well for kiwis or olives.  AWESOME right?!

Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.

Why Vinegar in Cake?

Some may wonder why there is vinegar in a cake recipe, but it totally makes sense. An acid like vinegar is often included in cake to react with baking soda and start the chemical reaction needed to produce carbon dioxide. This gives those batters a lift as they bake, and we all want a fluffy, tender cake.

Valentine’s Day Dessert

How fun would it be to make this cake for Valentine’s Day?  You could even drizzle chocolate on top if you wanted, because I know how popular chocolate covered strawberries are for Valentine’s Day.  Have fun with it!

Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.

Are you a fan of fruity desserts?  I can’t get enough!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Baking!

Are Strawberries Good For You?

Strawberries are packed with vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and more.

Strawberries are also a good source of manganese and potassium.

Will Strawberries Grow Back Every Year?

Strawberries will grow back every year.
Naturally, strawberries are perennials that can be productive for four or five years.
The strawberry plants produce seeds and runners, theoretically allowing a strawberry bed to grow indefinitely, even after the
mother plants die from old age.

How Long Will Homemade Whipped Cream Keep?

Homemade whipped cream will last 2-3 days in the refrigerator, or 2-3 months in the freezer.

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake - this from scratch cake is cooked with layered strawberries for a stunning, lightly sweet cake that is best served with a side of sweetened coconut whipped cream. Recipe by Amber at DessertNowDinnerLater.com for Oh Sweet Basil.

Strawberry Cake

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Servings: 8

Ingredients

Strawberry Cake:

  • 1/4 cup oil vegetable, canola, coconut, etc
  • 1/2 cup milk any %
  • 1 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 lb strawberries rinsed, hulled, and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar to sprinkle on top

Sweetened Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • 1 13.5oz can FULL FAT Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, milk, vinegar, vanilla, and egg.
  • Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved.
  • Combine the flour and baking powder, then whisk it into the wet mixture.
  • Pour cake batter into a greased 8 or 9-inch round cake pan.
  • Gently layer the strawberries on top of the batter in any pattern you like.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbsp sugar on top of the strawberries.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake is baked in the center.
  • Check doneness with a toothpick. Allow cake to cool completely.

For the Coconut Whipped Cream:

  • REFRIGERATE the can of coconut milk OVERNIGHT to allow the cream to solidify at the top.
  • Turn the can upside down and open from the bottom.
  • Pour the liquid into a cup. Save it for smoothies or another recipe.
  • Scoop out the solidified coconut cream and put it in a COLD BOWL.
  • Using a hand mixer, whip the cream with the sugar and vanilla until light and airy.
  • It doesn't quite double the way heavy cream does, but it will still get lighter and whipped.
  • Dollop cream on top of or next to a slice of cooled strawberry cake (if you put it on warm cake, it will melt.)
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Refrigerate leftover cake and cream. You may need to re-whip the cream after refrigeration.
Recipe(s) altered from Colored Grains and Oh She Glows
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 326
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 24.8mg8%
Carbohydrates 38.4g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24.2g27%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 comments

  • Hey, im a bit confused why do we need vinegar there? Can i at least put apple cider vinegar to up the quality of it?

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    • It works to help the cake rise. You could use apple cider but it will change the flavor a stitch

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  • What can I sub instead of milk. How can I make it parve?
    No coconut milk. Is OJ or water ok?

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  • My daughter made this cake for company, told me what a hit it was. I made it today and it smells wonderful as it is cooling, can’t wait to try it. One disappointment…despite being gently placed, my strawberries sank under the batter and disappeared when it baked! Any thoughts about why that might have happened would be appreciated. Can’t think what I could have done wrong – other than no visible berries, it looks just like the picture.

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    • Hi Jenny, I’m not sure why they sank, but it could be that they were carrying extra water weight or heavier.

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  • want to try the strawberry deserts

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  • Beautiful cake, Amber! I want a piece right now. This is a show stopper.

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    • Thank you Alli! It is quite stunning! I am really happy with how it turned out!

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  • WAY TO GO AMBER!!! You nailed this – looks absolutely stunning and perfect for Valentine’s day! Have you tried this with other fruit? I think it would be equally beautiful with blueberries or strawberries: YUM!

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    • Thanks Yvonne! I haven’t tried blueberries or I assume you mean raspberries, but I don’t see why not! Make it your own, for sure!

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      • Totally meant raspberries – tee hee! Thanks, I’ll definitely be trying this!!

  • I suddenly have a craving for strawberries. . .and cake. Such a beautiful cake. Those strawberries look like little hearts making this a cute cake to serve for “v” day.

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    • Thank you Lynn! I thought it would be perfect for Valentine’s Day as well. You could even layer them into a heart on top! Just so many possibilities!

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  • This cake is gorgeous, Amber! The strawberries are perfectly arranged and I love that you served the cake with coconut whipped cream! This would make a showstopping Valentine’s Day dessert!

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    • Thank you Kelly! It really is a stunning dessert, but SO easy!

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  • What a fantastic idea to bake this in a fluted quiche tin! What a beautiful cake..

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    • Thanks Thalia! The scalloped edges of the pan really add to the pretty look of this dessert since it’s an un-iced cake!

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  • BEAUTIFUL Carrian! Wish I could have piece! xo

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    • Hi Jenny! I actually made this cake for Carrian. It was super fun and turned out quite lovely! Thanks for your comment!

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