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Layered Strawberry Cake Recipe

This Strawberry Cake Recipe is among our all-time favorite strawberry desserts. It is moist with layers of fresh strawberries, and whipped cream cheese frosting.

With the easy video tutorial you can master this fresh strawberry cake in no time.

Fresh Strawberry cake recipe that is loaded with fresh strawberries and covered with whipped cream cheese frosting then decorated with strawberries and melted chocolate.

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I hope you’re inspired by the topping on this strawberry cake. I couldn’t resist making the Ukrainian-esque strawberry decorations. Looking forward to seeing all of my nieces faces when they see it at Mom’s. They always get excited about my cakes. It’s adorable :).

Loaded strawberry cake recipe with layers of fresh strawberries and whipped cream cheese frosting

I want you to experience this cake and succeed every time so I made a video recipe for you all (WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW) This is also one of my personal favorites because:

  1. It is CUTE as can be with old world chocolate and strawberry decor
  2. NOT OVERLY SWEET as is hallmark of my desserts (we love to experience all the flavors of the cake).
  3. It tastes BAKERY QUALITY (I would argue better because it’s homemade!)

Ingredients for Strawberry Cake Recipe:

It’s almost hard to believe the sponge cakes have only 4 ingredients (flour, sugar, eggs and baking powder). If you have never made a sponge cake, be sure to watch our video tutorial on how to make a sponge cake before you get started. The Whipped Cream Cheese frosting has just 3 ingredients and pairs so well with strawberries

What you’ll need: Two 9″ cake pans, parchment paper, and flour sifter

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This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Strawberry Cake Layers: 

IMPORTANT: Watch our video tutorial on how to make a sponge cake before you get started:

Preheat Oven to 350˚F and line bottoms of cake pans with parchment paper (do not grease sides).
1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer (this is the one I have), beat 6 large eggs with the whisk attachment for 1 min on high speed. With the mixer on, gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue beating on high speed 8 min. It will be thick and fluffy.

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2. Whisk together flour (measured correctly) and baking powder. Sift flour in thirds into the batter, folding gently with a spatula between each addition. Fold just until no streaks of flour remain, scraping the bottom of the bowl to ensure you don’t have pockets of flour hiding at the bottom; do not over-mix or you may deflate the batter.

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3. Divide batter equally between two prepared cake pans and bake at 350˚F fr 23-28 minutes (my oven took 25 min), or until top is golden brown and springs back when poked slightly. Remove from pan by sliding a knife around the edges. Let cool to room temp then peel back parchment paper. Slice cake layers equally in half (I use this bread knife to slice cake layers).

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Strawberry Cake Filling:

Cut strawberries into quarters if large and place them in the bowl of a food processor; pulsing until consistency of chunky applesauce; set aside.

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Frosting:

1. Beat cold heavy whipping cream on high speed with whisk attachment for 1-2 min until stiff and spreadable then remove to a separate dish.

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2. In the same mixing bowl (no need to wash it), beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar about 2 min until smooth and lump-free, scraping down a bowl a couple times. Using a spatula, fold in whipped cream.

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How to Assemble Strawberry Cake:

(Tip: to keep the cake plate clean, place strips of parchment or wax paper under the edges of the bottom cake layer. After frosting the cake, pull the strips out and you have a clean cake stand). 

1. Place the first layer cut-side-up on your serving dish and spread with 1/3 of the strawberry puree.

This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

2. Spread about 1/2 cup frosting on the second cake layer and place it over the first layer so the strawberries and cream are hugging. Repeat with the remaining layers.

This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

3. Frost the top and sides with remaining frosting. Decorate the top with melted chocolate (click here for chocolate decorating tutorial).

This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

How to Decorate a Cake with Chocolate and Fruit:

These are the designs I made because I wasn’t sure how I would decorate this cake going into it. Remember the Russian nesting doll from Instagram? 😉

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I cut the little strawberries in half and placed them on each of the chocolate “vines.” Then I put strawberries halves around the base of the strawberry cake. If you can’t find small strawberries; raspberries would work well for the decor also as they are tiny and look cute cut in half.

Cake decorated with fresh strawberries and chocolate designs for how to decorate a cake with chocolate and fruit

Watch How To Make this Strawberry Cake Recipe:

Watch Natasha make this Strawberry Cake Recipe! You will be surprised by how easy it is. If you haven’t already, click to subscribe to our Youtube Cooking Channel and click the bell icon so you will be the first to know when we post a new video recipe.

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Strawberry Cake Recipe

4.91 from 96 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com
This cake is layer after delicious layer of fresh strawberries, a lightly sweet cream cheese frosting, and moist European sponge cake. It's fantastic and very simple to make.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium
Cost to Make: $12-$15
Servings: 8 -12 slices

Ingredients

Cake Layers:

  • 6 large eggs room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • What you'll need: Two 9" cake pans parchment paper, and flour sifter

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 packages 8 oz each cream cheese, softened at room temp
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

Filling/Decor:

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh strawberries 1 lb to blend and 1/2 lb for decor
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips to melt and decorate the top optional

Instructions

How to Make Cake Layers: Preheat Oven to 350˚F and line bottoms of cake pans with parchment paper (do not grease the sides).

  1. Beat 6 large eggs with the whisk attachment for 1 min on high speed. With the mixer on, gradually add 1 cup sugar and continue beating on high speed 8 min until thick and fluffy.
  2. Whisk together flour and baking powder. Sift flour in thirds into the batter, folding gently with a spatula between each addition. Fold just until no streaks of flour remain, scraping the bottom of the bowl to ensure you don't have pockets of flour hiding at the bottom; do not over-mix or you may deflate the batter.
  3. Divide batter equally between two prepared cake pans and bake at 350˚F fr 23-28 minutes (my oven took 25 min), or until top is golden brown and springs back when poked slightly. Remove from pan by sliding a knife around the edges. Let cool to room temp then peel back the parchment paper. Slice Cake Layers equally in half.

Strawberry Filling:

  1. Cut strawberries into quarters if large and place them in the bowl of a food processor; pulse until consistency of chunky applesauce; set aside.

Frosting:

  1. Beat cold heavy whipping cream on high speed with whisk attachment for 1-2 min until stiff and spreadable then remove to a separate dish.
  2. In the same mixing bowl (no need to wash it), beat together cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar about 2 min until smooth and lump-free, scraping down a bowl a couple times. Using a spatula, fold in whipped cream.

Assembly:

  1. Place the first layer cut-side-up on your serving dish
  2. and spread with 1/3 of the strawberry puree.
  3. Spread about 1/2 cup frosting on the second cake layer and place it over the first layer so the strawberries and cream are hugging. Repeat with the next layers.
  4. Frost the top and sides with remaining frosting. Decorate the top with melted chocolate. I cut the little strawberries in half and placed them on each of the chocolate "vines." Then I put strawberries halves around the base of the cake. If you can't find small strawberries; raspberries would work well for the decor also as they are tiny and look cute cut in half.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

This is THE Strawberry Cake!! It calls for 1 1/2 lbs of fresh strawberries & the whipped cream cheese frosting is simple & delicious. | natashaskitchen.com

Now go forth and make this strawberry cake! 🙂

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  • Marianna
    June 5, 2019

    Hi Natasha! I made the biskvit and it’s only 1″ tall. If I cut the layers in half would it be too thin / soggy? Should I only have two layers and only use half of frosting/filling? Or do you think it’s OK to cut the layers? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2019

      Hi Marianna, it is crucial to make sure you beat the eggs and sugar long enough with a high powered mixer on high speed for the time specified. This cake relies on the volume/air in the whipped eggs as leavening and without beating it properly, it will not rise. I hope that helps. Reply

      • Marianna
        June 5, 2019

        But for the layers that I made already, will splitting them in half be too thin? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 5, 2019

          Marianna, without testing that I can’t advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • May 20, 2019

    My grandson Tommy and I made this cake. However he wanted to add blueberries with the strawberries. Yummmmmy. Keep on posting the yummy recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 20, 2019

      I bet it is so good with those berries added! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me, Tommy & Helena! Reply

  • Fanny
    May 18, 2019

    Do you have a calories guide for this recipe?? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2019

      Hi Fanny, we are slowly working through all of our recipes to add nutrition info but it is a time consuming process as they have to be added one at a time. Thank you for being patient! Reply

  • Sue
    April 30, 2019

    Hey Natasha,
    The cake tasted very light and fabulous, thanks for the great recipe.

    One difficulty I faced was in cutting the layers. There were way too many crumbs than I liked and it affected the overall shape of the cake after assembly.

    Wonder if I can do away with slicing. Do you think I can bake 4 thin layers instead of 2 (and slicing them)? I am considering making it for 100 guests for a birthday party and I’m concerned about slicing a fairly large layer evenly, and without breaking

    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2019

      Hi Sue, I haven’t tested that but it may work! If you experiment please let me know how you like it. Reply

  • Nancy Evanek
    April 27, 2019

    This cake is easy, beautiful and tastes wonderful. My family loved it!
    Will definitely be making again for some summer get togethers. I used frozen strawberries that I thawed and blitzed briefly in the processor. Was afraid they make too much liquid but it absorbed into the cake and was perfect. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Tetiana Yizhak
    April 26, 2019

    Thanks for this recipe. It’s my favorite easy cake. I made mix strawberry and mango together and I and my friends love it.
    Thank you very much. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Tetiana! Reply

  • Reyan
    April 26, 2019

    Natasha, I made this cake yesterday and came out perfect. It was a huge hit. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 26, 2019

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Jessica Fernandez
    April 19, 2019

    I made this cake today for a birthday party and it was a for sure crowd pleaser!! I received so many complimebts. It even won over a few non cake lovers. I will keep this recipe in my recipe book! Thank you so much for a simple and tasty cake!

    *I followed your directions exactly AND used all organic ingredients. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite Jessica! Reply

  • natalie
    April 12, 2019

    I only have 8in cake pans, can you estimate the cooking time for these instead? Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 12, 2019

      Hi Natalie, I haven’t tested that in a 8″ but it shouldn’t be much longer, I recommend watching it closely. Reply

  • Ryna
    April 6, 2019

    Hi there,

    This looks amazing. Do you think it’ll work as a two layer wedding cake? I’d cover it with the foundant but i am afraid it may run. Really stressed with the wedding cake I promised to bake as I want it to be not just pretty but also yummy.

    Thanks

    Ryna Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2019

      Hi Ryna, I honestly do not have any experience with fondant, but this cake is pretty soft so I’m not sure it would work well. I hope this also helps but here is what one of our readers wrote ” I make these sponge cakes covered with fondant once in awhile .. but– I only use the recommended frosting inside the cake. I’ll let the cake stand “naked” in the fridge with a book on top for a few hours, then use buttercream frosting on the outside, cool it a bit and finally cover the cake with fondant. so it’s possible .. and still tastes great!” Maybe someone else has experimented? Thanks in advance!. Reply

      • Ryna
        April 7, 2019

        Thank you so much for the quick honest reply! ❤️

        Ryna Reply

  • Pankita
    April 2, 2019

    Thank You Natasha for the yummiest recepi. I had made the strawberry cake and my family loved it . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that! Reply

  • Natalya E
    March 30, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I made this cake before. It was delicious.
    I making this cake again for my son’s birthday tomorrow. I don’t think it will be enough, but I only have blueberries on hand. Do you think I can make the same cake with blueberries? If yes, would recommend to add sugar to blueberries? Reply

  • Kristi
    March 20, 2019

    I live in UT – so HIGH altitude. I made the cake as the recipe and tutorial video shows and it caved in. Do you know how to prevent that in the future for high altitude? Reply

    • Natasha
      March 20, 2019

      Hi Kristi, I wish I could help answer that but I don’t have experience with high altitude baking. I would recommend following the recommendations listed on the King Arthur flour company regarding high altitude bakingReply

  • ANA
    March 16, 2019

    Top, it was a success in my spanish birthday party! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • Hope
    February 16, 2019

    This cake is amazingly very delicious! Not too sweet, perfect combination of everything. We enjoy it a lot and keep making it from time to time. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2019

      Hi Hope, I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Haley
    January 30, 2019

    The filling of that cake looks incredible. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Analyn
    January 26, 2019

    Hi how long can i keep the cake and if I decorate it with fondant can i keep it at the room tepm rather the in thefridge Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 26, 2019

      Hi Analyn, If the cake already has the strawberry puree on it, it’s best to refrigerate. If it just the cake without the filling, the cake layers alone can stand at room temperature for 24 hours loosely wrapped in plastic. Honestly, I do not have any experience with fondant, but this cake is pretty soft so I’m not sure it would work well. Maybe someone else has experimented? Thanks in advance! Reply

  • Geraldine
    January 22, 2019

    Hi Natausha, I was wondering if you could tell me how much sugar to add to frozen strawberries for the filling? Also I notice in some recipies you add the *number to use on mixers when mixing which I love since it takes the guessing out of (low, med, or high) speed! Thank you again for all your wonderful recipies. I love watching your videos! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2019

      Hi Geraldine! I think frozen strawberries would work fine in this cake. This cake is not overly sweet so there is room to add some sugar in the strawberry puree which is probably a good idea if you’re using frozen strawberries. I hope you love it!! I would add it based on personal preference. 🙂 Reply

  • Patty
    January 21, 2019

    Hello, I love this cake !Can I freeze it? Thanks a lot!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2019

      Hi Patty! I have not tried freezing this entire cake so I’m not certain how the frosting and strawberries would hold up, but I have frozen the cake base with great success. Let it come to room temp, then loosely but fully cover and freeze the cake layers. I place a sheet of parchment paper between the layers (the same one I peeled off the bottom of the cake) and place them in the freezer, just make sure you don’t squash them with anything else in the freezer. They freeze well up to 3 months. I hope that helps! 🙂 Reply

    • Yuliya
      January 21, 2019

      Hi Patty,

      I’ve tried to freeze it, and strawberries and frosting don’t hold up well together during the whole freeze/unfreeze process. Reply

  • Amrita
    January 12, 2019

    Hi Natasha. I came across your bog and love the recipes I have read and seen. I want to make the strawberry cake for daughters birthday and was wondering what size sheet cake pan to use if I want to double your recipe for cake filling. Should I use a quarter or half size sheet cake pan for doubling the recipe? Thanks. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      Hi Amrita, here is our version of this cake doubled in 13×9 pans. You will have to mix and bake the layers separately or it will overwhelm your mixer. Reply

  • Sita
    January 12, 2019

    This was really terrific!! Everyone absolutely loved it!!! Who would have thought with so few ingredients, i was really skeptical but very happy I trusted the reviews and made it. It’s a keeper for sure. Thank you so much for sharing it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that! I love a simple recipe that is delicious!! Reply

  • Yuliya
    January 1, 2019

    This was amazing and really easy to make. I am not a baker (manage to screw up frozen cookies) and this came out really good. Everyone loved it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 1, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Sharan Kaur
    December 23, 2018

    Hi natasha,
    Do we need to moist the cake with some syrup? Wont the cake be too dry without it.
    Thanks in advance Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2018

      Hi Sharan, yes you can spray with sugar water if you like, but usually, the strawberry syrup gives the cake plenty of moisture. Reply

      • Sharan Kaur
        December 24, 2018

        Thankyou sweetheart for such a prompt reply and such wonderful recipes. Much love !! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 24, 2018

          You’re so welcome! Reply

  • Christina
    December 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha! The cake looks great. I plan to bake it for my daughter’s birthday. But I need bigger cake. Do you think it is a good idea to make a half sheet cake using this recipe with double ingredients? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2018

      Hi Christina, I haven’t tried that in a sheet pan (besides making a thin roll) but I think that may work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

      • Christina
        January 3, 2019

        Thank you! Reply

    • Diana P.
      January 3, 2019

      Christina have you tried it? I want to do this for this Sunday. Reply

      • Christina
        January 3, 2019

        Diana I did a half sheet cake using this recipe and it turned out great. Reply

  • Sarnya
    December 1, 2018

    Hello, another question. I noticed you used a stand mixer for both the sponge cake and the icing. I don’t own an electric mixer, so would it be possible to do those two things successfully with a hand whisk? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 1, 2018

      Hi Sarnya, I think it would be extremely difficult to make the cake with a hand whisk. The cake relies on the volume of the eggs and sugar to rise and it would just be extremely difficult to get the right consistency by hand. If you use an electric hand mixer, add 3 minutes to the mixing time on high speed. Reply

    • Claudia
      December 5, 2018

      Hello Natasha, thank you for this recipe. I did it, but unfortunately my frosting (cream+cheese+sugar) was super liquid, so I couldn’t use it to cover the cake. What could It be wrong? Too much mixing? When I mixed the cream cheese+sugar, it just got super liquid and when I added the heavy whipped cream it just got worse. Reply

      • Natasha
        December 5, 2018

        Hi Claudia, I’m sorry to hear that but I am always happy to help troubleshoot. A few things it could be – make sure you are using heavy whipping cream and beat that until stiff peaks form (fluffy and spreadable), before transferring whipped cream to a separate bowl. Be sure not to over-soften the cream cheese (if it gets too warm, the frosting will be more loose) – always soften at room temperature and not in the microwave. Beat the cream cheese and sugar together for the full 2 minutes so the sugar incorporates into the cream cheese and it should look fluffy/smooth at this point. It should stiffen up more when adding whipped cream unless the whipped cream was under-beaten. I hope that helps to figure out what might have gone wrong. Reply

        • Claudia
          December 6, 2018

          Thanks for the feedback! I’ll try it that way. Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 6, 2018

            I hope it works out for you, Claudia!

      • Dasha Platt
        December 5, 2018

        If you are using anything other than Original Philadelphia bricks, you should drain your cream cheese. Place the cream cheese in a double layer of muslin and tie with cotton twine. Hang it over a bowl for about 24 hours before using. It’s surprising how much liquid comes out!
        We don’t have the bricks in the UK and this solved the runny frosting problem completely. Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 5, 2018

          Thank you for sharing your tips with us, Dasha! Reply

        • Claudia
          December 6, 2018

          Yes, I did. I used Philadelphia cheese. I think the problem could be the whipped cream. I’ll check it out. Thanks for the tip anyways 😉 Reply

          • Natashas Kitchen
            December 6, 2018

            My pleasure!!

  • Malvika Das
    November 17, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I want to bake this cake for my daughter’s first birthday and I am new to baking. Do we not add vanilla essence in this recipe ? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2018

      This recipe does not require it. If you’d prefer that some of our readers have added vanilla and loved it! Reply

  • November 13, 2018

    This cake was FABULOUS! My 6 year old requested a strawberry cake this year for her birthday and it took quite some time to find a recipe that didn’t include artificial colors/flavorings. This cake is IT. Flavor was amazing, color was beautiful – the frosting was a light pink and SO flavorful. Love it. It’s going in the family cookbook. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2018

      You’re so welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Olga
    November 1, 2018

    Hey, where did you get the small strawberries? I guess they’re homegrown because I bought some at the store and they’re really big, so they almost fully covered the sides (the sponge cake wasn’t that tall either). Do you maybe know where I could get some small strawberries? Thanks and the cake was really good! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 1, 2018

      HI Olga, these were homegrown. Sometimes you can pick through the packages of strawberries (the packages of organic strawberries are usually smaller). Reply

  • Sarnya
    October 27, 2018

    If I wanted to put two more tiers on this cake (7 inch and 4 inch) how much would I have to increase the recipe by? Reply

    • Natasha
      October 27, 2018

      Hi Sarnya, I haven’t tested it that way but I would probably do at least 1 1/2 times the recipe, but keep in mind if you don’t have a professional sized mixer, you might have to make it in 2 separate batches or it will overwhelm your mixer and not beat adequately which will affect the rise. Reply

      • Sarnya
        October 28, 2018

        Thanks Natasha! Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 28, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

      • Sarnya
        October 28, 2018

        One more question. Is it possible to make this recipe (just the normal one) with just a hand whisk? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 28, 2018

          Hi Sarnya! You can still make it work with a hand mixer but you would want to add 3-5 minutes of mixing time on the highest speed. You can test for doneness when you pull up on the whisk, the batter should sit in a thick ribbon on the cake for several seconds before disappearing back into the cake. It should be thick. Reply

  • Tina k
    October 23, 2018

    Made this today because we got a flat of strawberries from the farm (in late October! Gotta love Oregon)
    It was super delicious and reminded us of summer, and it was perfect to cozy up with and a hot cup of coffee. Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 23, 2018

      Wow! That’s amazing!! Thank you for this wonderful review! Reply

  • Myriam
    October 19, 2018

    I love you since I started doing your salad omg my husband now eat salad .thank you so much . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2018

      That’s so great! happy to help with that 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this with me! Reply

  • Grace
    October 11, 2018

    Hello Natasha, I would like to know if I can make this cake 2 days before my party. Thank you for the recipe, this cake is delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 11, 2018

      You can definitely do that. I recommend assembling it the night before or day of, however. Store the layers in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the cake. Reply

  • Anna
    September 10, 2018

    This recipe is fantastic and so easy to make! I’ve made it twice so far and everyone loved it. The first time I made it with a hand held mixer, it took longer to mix to get to the thick and fluffy consistency which I don’t think I fully got so my sponge cake didn’t rise too much. That was fine because I just had 2 layers instead of 4. Still great. Second time I used the kitchen aid stand mixer and that was way easier and faster! I got the right consistency and it rose well and was able to cut in half. Overall this is a super easy recipe with minimal ingredients and so delicious. Looking forward to making it again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 10, 2018

      I’m so happy it worked out for you, Anna! Thank you for sharing this awesome review with me! Reply

  • arline
    September 9, 2018

    I MUST compliment you on this recipe and your detailed directions. I’m an experienced cook and true “foodie” and this was SUPERB!! I followed the cake directions to the letter (used a hand mixer for 15 min. to get the ‘figure eight’ impression) and am delighted with the results. The outside edges were a little shaggy on one of the two cakes but don’t know why. Perhaps I need to use a “sharper” tool to loosen (is there an alternative … like lining the vertical part with parchment also?). The strawberry prep was easy and delicious, too. I only used “stabilized” whipped cream (with powdered gelatin) and no cream cheese and it was just outstanding. Have paid $60 for almost the identical cake in a high-end bakery. I’m thrilled beyond belief and can’t thank you enough. Job well done!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 9, 2018

      Hi Arline! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and detailed review! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe. Parchment paper may be an option but making sure the cake is cool enough is best before removing, to help with the edges. I appreciate your feedback! 🙂 Reply

  • Catherine
    September 6, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I want to make this cake for my daughter’s 12th birthday but use 3 9inch pans for more layers. Would I just then make 1 1/2 times the recipe? And, would the cake still hold up with the additional layers?
    Thank you so much,
    Catherine Reply

    • Natasha
      September 6, 2018

      Hi Catherine, the cake will still hold up with the additional layers. My only concern is that the eggs and sugar batter might overwhelm a stand mixer. It might still work well in a large 6Qt mixer, but would need a little longer mixing time to beat adequately. You also may need to bake slightly longer if making 1 1/2 times the recipe. Reply

      • Catherine
        September 7, 2018

        Thanks Natasha! One more question. I wanted to bake the cake tonight and then decorate and assemble tomorrow. What is the best way to store the cake layers overnight? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          September 7, 2018

          I would recommend refrigerating the layers. Make sure to have them cover well with saran wrap. Reply

          • Catherine
            September 8, 2018

            Thanks Natasha!

        • Dasha Platt
          September 7, 2018

          Hi Catherine, I used this recipe as the base for my daughter’s wedding cake (12, 9,, and 6 inch tiers). We had to travel, so I needed to make the cake layers beforehand. I did a test cake, baked all the layers, then cooled and double wrapped in clingfilm. I left them on the counter for a week and then constructed the cake. They were perfect! I only refidgerated once they were filled. And my daughter’s wedding cake was a huge hit. This is quite a versatile recipe! Reply

          • Catherine
            September 8, 2018

            Thanks so much Dasha!

  • Anna
    August 23, 2018

    Hello,
    I’m looking forward to trying this recipe for my neice’s 5th birthday. My mom always makes a biskvit (we’re also from Ukraine) but she doesn’t add the strawberries/cream. If I frost the cake the night before the party would it become too moist? Or is that safe to do? Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 23, 2018

      Hi Anna. This cake can definitely be made the night before and will not get soggy. I’ve kept leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days and it holds up well since it is a sponge cake. Since you are using fresh strawberries both on top and inside, for max freshness, I would plan to serve it the same day or the following day after refrigerating overnight. Reply

  • Sarah Beth
    August 21, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I made this cake today for our daughters 11th birthday and it was a hit! Thank you! The recipe was easy to follow but I liked watching the YouTube video for it when it came to the strawberry consistency. I will definitely make this again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 21, 2018

      You’re so welcome Sarah! I’m so happy you all enjoyed that! Reply

  • Carolyn
    August 12, 2018

    Beautiful! I made this for my mother in law from China. They do not care of the super sweet American cakes. I made this for her and it was perfect! Not as beautiful as yours, Natasha, but pretty and delicious! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review Carolyn! I’m so happy everyone loved this! Reply

  • Susan
    August 8, 2018

    Generally I grease and flour the cake pans. Why do you say that greasing the pans is not necessary for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      August 10, 2018

      Hi Susan, greasing the pan for this specific type of sponge cake will cause the cake to pull away from the walls of the pan and it won’t be as even of a cake layer. Reply

  • Anna
    July 27, 2018

    Hi Natasha, if I use frozen strawberries for the puree, should I defrost the strawberries first and get rid of excess water or blend them frozen? Thank you Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2018

      Hi Anna, I haven’t tried putting frozen strawberries inside the cake so I’m not sure if they would be too wet or would interfere with the cakes rising. I think it’s worth an experiment if that is all you have but I haven’t tried that myself. You could definitely use frozen for the strawberry sauce, just add sugar to taste if they are too tart after blending. Reply

  • Kathy Miller
    July 21, 2018

    I made the cake last night but I’m wondering if the cake, before assembling, tastes different than when after it is assembled? The texture of the cake (plain) is rubbery and spongy (hence the name) but does the texture change after the fruit and frosting is applied?
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 22, 2018

      This cake will absorb some of the moisture from the cream if it sits for a bit but it shouldn’t feel to dense. Did it rise like the one I have in the photo? This cake relies on the volume of the eggs and sugar to rise and if that volume isn’t there, it will be dense. Reply

      • Kathy Miller
        July 26, 2018

        Thanks for your help! The cake did rise as the picture. After adding the fruit and frosting layer, the cake was a little more moist but still kind of rubbery/gritty. Thanks for the recipe, I did learn some new techniches and might give it another try in the future : ) Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 26, 2018

          I sure hope it works better for you Kathy! Reply

  • Christian Sommer
    July 18, 2018

    I am going to try and make this for a Birthday this Saturday, looks delicious. To be sure though, can I use Philadelphia for the cream cheese? I always thought that was regular cream cheese but I see different opinions on that online. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 18, 2018

      Hi Christian, you can definitely use Philadelphia cream cheese! Reply

      • Christian Sommer
        July 19, 2018

        Thank you so much! 😊 Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          July 19, 2018

          You’re welcome! Reply

  • Danielle
    July 11, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Love this recipe, so delicious! Just a quick question, wanted to make this for my mom but she doesn’t care for cream cheese frosting. Could I just do this with a whipped cream frosting? Thanks!

    Danielle Reply

    • Natasha
      July 12, 2018

      Hi Danielle, I think that could still work. It is a little more sturdy with the cream cheese frosting but that substitution should be ok. Reply

  • Yelena Lepekhin
    July 10, 2018

    Sorry forgot to put a star ⭐️ rating of 5 obviously Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2018

      Thanks, Yelena! Reply

  • Yelena Lepekhin
    July 10, 2018

    This has probably become one of my most popular and favorite cakes! I’ve made it several times for my family for birthday parties and it was gone in minutes! It was a real crowd pleaser and after that I got asked to make it for weddings and I’m about to make it for the 3rd wedding already!!!! Back when I lived in Hawaii my friend Oksana made it and everyone LOVED it! I asked for the recipe and she sent me the link and that’s how I first found out about Natasha’s Kitchen! And now as the saying goes “Thabk God for Natasha and her kitchen!!!!!” And that’s very true because whenever I need to cook or bake something, first place I go is Natasha’s kitchen!!!! Even if I don’t find a recipe of something that I wanted to make I still find something either similar or even better! That’s like the only place where I get my recipes! So thank you very much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2018

      You are so nice! Thank you Yelena for all of your wonderful comments and reviews! I’m so happy you discovered our blog! Reply

  • Candace
    July 5, 2018

    Hi Natasha

    I want to know if I want to make 16” cake instead of 9”, should I double up all the ingredients? Also, do think will taste good if I make mable cake (half layer of chocolate and half layer of yellow cake?)

    Thanks
    Candace Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2018

      Hi Candace those are such great questions! The marble idea sounds really creative! If you try that out I’d love to see some photos and hear how you like the recipe! Doubling would be a great idea although I’m not sure how thin the cake would be. Reply

  • IBPS
    July 5, 2018

    Sounds really good – thank you and have a great weekend. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2018

      It sure is! Thank you, you also! Reply

  • Raleigh
    July 1, 2018

    I’ve made this cake several times and I can’t wait to make it again this weekend! It’s easy and a total crowd pleaser Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). Reply

  • Nina
    June 30, 2018

    I made this cake today, super easy and it’s delicious!!! Thank you so much Natasha for this awesome recipe 💗 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review! Reply

  • Shayna
    June 29, 2018

    My 12 year old son and I made this today. Huge hit at our family dinner! What a delicious recipe and so easy to follow! Ours wasn’t as pretty as yours but it tasted divine! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • SAFA TABBARA
    June 29, 2018

    Hi
    Your recipes are awesome!
    In the recipe of the strawberry cake, for the frosting -cream cheese- can I use mascarpone? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2018

      Hi Safa! I haven’t tried that substitution to be honest but it may work well also on this cake. Our berry tiramisu might be a good guide for you. I do love the cream cheese frosting here and the depth of flavor it has but mascarpone would be a thicker frosting. Reply

  • jack rain
    June 23, 2018

    you have done a great work well-made keep going on. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2018

      Thank you, Jack! Reply

  • Emily
    June 21, 2018

    I did a bad job of reading and following the recipe and it still came out great! Nice and spongey.

    I think the only thing I got right were the ingredients and cook time. Very delicious!! I also added some vanilla extract and it was amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 21, 2018

      Thank you for the wonderful review, Emily! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Reply

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