Easy Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce (VIDEO)

Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Must-try easy strawberry syrup! | natashaskitchen.com

This easy Strawberry Cake recipe has nearly 2 pounds of fresh summer strawberries. The cake has a soft, lightly sweet, and moist crumb with bursts of strawberry flavor in every bite.

This strawberry cake is winning in every way: simple ingredients, easy to make, perfect for entertaining and completely yummy. Everything about this cake is good (in an eyes roll back when you take a bite followed by several mmm’s way). This is one crowd-pleasing dessert, but (so you can’t say I didn’t warn you) it disappears fast!

This recipe is based on our wildly popular blueberry cake which was an instant hit and continues to be one of the top 5 recipes on our blog (out of 800+). Enjoy this my friends!

Watch How to Make Easy Strawberry Cake:


Wait until you try the super simple strawberry sauce. It will make you want to lick your plate – it’s just THAT good! You will add it to your regular rotation for pancakes, waffles, crepes, as a dip for soft French bread,… the list goes on.

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Ingredients for Strawberry Cake:

2 large eggs
1 cup (210 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1/2 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour *measured correctly
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
12 oz (340 grams) strawberries, hulled
Powdered sugar to dust the top, optional

*To measure flour correctly: spoon flour into a dry ingredients measuring cup and scrape off the top with a straight edge. Why? If you push your measuring cup into the flour bin, it will compacts the flour and you’ll end up with too much. I have tested this with a kitchen scale and it can be up to 25% more flour by weight when compacted. True story!

*Watch our easy video tutorial on how to measure correctly

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

16 oz (450 grams) strawberries, hulled and halved
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar

Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Must-try easy strawberry syrup! | natashaskitchen.com

Tools Used to Make this Cake (affiliate links):

9-inch springform pan
Large mixing bowl
Electric hand mixer
Blender or food processor

Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Must-try easy strawberry syrup! | natashaskitchen.com

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Easy Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Sauce

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Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Don't skip that easy and amazing strawberry syrup!
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $9-$11
Serving: 9" Cake (6 to 8 slices)

Ingredients

Strawberry Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup (210 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • ½ cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour (*measured correctly)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 12 oz (340 grams) strawberries, hulled
  • Powdered sugar to dust the top, optional

Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 16 oz (450 grams) strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Prepare 12 oz of strawberries for the cake: dice 6 oz of strawberries and slice the second 6 oz into halves.

How to Make Easy Strawberry Cake:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat together 2 eggs with 1 cup sugar on high speed for 5 minutes or until light in color and thick.
  2. Add 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla and beat on low speed until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together: 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp salt until well incorporated. With the mixer on med/low speed, add flour mixture to the batter ⅓ at a time, letting the flour incorporate with each addition and continue mixing just until well combined.
  4. Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with 6 oz of diced strawberries then spread remaining batter over the top. Cover the surface with 6 oz of halved strawberries, cut-side-down, pressing them down just slightly into the batter. Bake at 375˚F for 45-55 minutes (mine was perfect at 50 min), or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean without wet cake batter. Let cake rest in pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool to room temp or until just lightly warm.
  5. While the cake is baking, make the strawberry sauce: In a blender or food processor, combine 16 oz strawberries and ¼ cup sugar (or add sugar to taste) and blend until pureed.
  6. Allow cake to rest in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes then run a thin spatula around edges to loosen from pan. Cool until just warm or at room temperature. To serve, dust with powdered sugar if desired and drizzle individual slices generously with strawberry syrup.

Notes

*To measure flour correctly: spoon flour into a dry ingredients measuring cup and scrape off the top with a straight edge.

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Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Must-try easy strawberry syrup! | natashaskitchen.com

I’d pass you a generous slice if I could! I hope you’re all enjoying summer and all the best of summer; the tastiest strawberries, juicy watermelon, ALL the berries, stone fruit,…

P.S. Are you making anything fun with summer fruit? I’d love to hear your creative ideas in a comment below!

Easy Strawberry Cake recipe loaded with strawberries. So soft, lightly sweet, moist and bursting with strawberry flavor. Must-try easy strawberry syrup! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Sabrina
    February 16, 2018

    Just made this, haven’t tried it yet, but my house smells like heaven!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      I hope you love the taste of it even more Sabrina! Reply

  • Shirley
    February 15, 2018

    Hi Glenda, I tried the recipe with some adjustments and it turned out great (substituted flour for Almond four, apple sauce for oil and yogurt for sour cream). Now, I’d like substitute the sugar with raw honey or maple syrup if possible to make it healthier. I know I would need to use less honey/syrup (about 1/2c – 2/3c instead of the 1c sugar). Do you know if this would work? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2018

      Hi Shirley, I honestly haven’t tried that substitution so I”m not sure how it would affect the recipe especially with the other substitutions you are making (and thank you for sharing that those substitutions work – that is awesome!!). I wish I had a better answer for you. Reply

  • Odilia Browne
    February 13, 2018

    I made this strawberry cake but I forgot to put in the oil. Now I’m afraid to serve it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 13, 2018

      I haven’t tried it that way so I’m not sure what to advise. I would suggest maybe slicing it up and serve it all sliced up so you can cut yourself a thin slice and test it without it being noticeable? Reply

  • Valery
    February 11, 2018

    I made it and my family loved this easy cake and the sauce is just haven. My pregnant daughter doesn’t eat much these days but she ate 2 pieces, took the leftovers with her and asked me to make more this week. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2018

      That’s great, I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Valery! Reply

  • Allison
    February 7, 2018

    Have made this twice in the last two days!!! First time to try it out, second time by request!!! Used coconut oil and the flavor it adds is wonderful….also added a splash of almond milk to thin out the batter a tiny bit. Absolutely delicious. Thank you!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2018

      You’re welcome Allison! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers! Reply

  • Becky
    February 6, 2018

    Looks wonderful! Ideas on making a day or 2 ahead of need? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2018

      Hi Becky, I think it’s best made the same day you are enjoying it but you could probably make it work a day ahead and use berries that are fresh and not overly ripe if making a day ahead. Reply

      • Becky
        February 7, 2018

        Thank you! I made it yesterday and still perfect today Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 7, 2018

          You’re welcome Becky! I’m happy to hear that! 🙂 Reply

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