homemade strawberry cake

homemade strawberry cake

Welcome, dear friends, to another scrumptious journey on our blog, “Life with dianaluis”There’s something undeniably delightful about a homemade strawberry cake. The vibrant color, the sweet and slightly tart flavor of fresh strawberries, and the soft, moist texture make it a favorite for many. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in a sweet treat, a homemade strawberry cake is a wonderful choice.

Our recipe combines the freshness of pureed strawberries with a moist, fluffy cake base and a luscious strawberry-infused frosting. The result is a cake that’s not only visually appealing but also bursting with the natural flavor of strawberries. Perfect for birthdays, gatherings, or just because, this strawberry cake is sure to impress.

Follow our easy-to-make recipe to create a stunning and delicious strawberry cake that everyone will love. From the first bite to the last crumb, this cake is a testament to the joy of baking from scratch. Let’s get started!


For the Cake:
– 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
– 3 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup sour cream
– 1/2 cup whole milk
– 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, pureed

For the Strawberry Frosting:

– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 4 cups powdered sugar
– 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, pureed
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Pinch of salt


For the Cake:

1. Preheat and Prep:
– Set the oven temperature to 175°C, or 350°F.
– Line two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper or grease and flour them.

2. Dry Ingredients:
– Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Put aside.

3. Wet Ingredients:
– In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
– Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
– Mix in the vanilla extract.

4. Combine Ingredients:
– Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the sour cream and milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix just until combined.
– Gently fold in the pureed strawberries.

5. Bake:
– Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
– If a toothpick is pushed into the center, it should come out clean after baking for 25 to 30 minutes.
– After the cakes have cooled in the pans for ten minutes, move them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

For the Frosting:

1. Prepare Frosting:
– In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the butter until creamy.
-One cup of powdered sugar at a time, gradually add it while beating thoroughly after each addition.
– Add the pureed strawberries, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Beat until well combined and smooth.

Assemble the Cake:

1. Layer and Frost:
– Arrange one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Cover with a layer of icing.
– Place the second cake layer on top of the first and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.

2. Decorate:
– If desired, decorate the cake with fresh strawberries on top.

3. Serve:
– Slice and enjoy!

This strawberry cake is perfect for any occasion and is sure to be a hit with its fresh, fruity flavor and creamy frosting. Enjoy!

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