Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweet Strawberry Cake

I've seen this on a few blogs over the summer and it caught my eye every time. I ate the whole thing myself!

*I am NOT pregnant. I'm an idiot and had part of this typed up last summer when I was!*

Adapted from Jam Hands

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lb strawberries, hulled and halved

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 10-inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.

Put softened butter and 1 cup sugar in another bowl and mix until pale and fluffy. Add in egg, milk, and vanilla. Gradually pour in flour mixture.

Transfer batter to pie plate. Arrange strawberries on top of batter, cut sides down and as close together as possible.

Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons sugar over berries.

Bake the cake for 10 minutes. Then reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees.

Bake until cake is golden brown and firm to the touch, about 1 hour.

You can smell the cake baking and you'll get so hungry! It was fabulous!


  1. You're pregnant??! Did I read that right? Congratulations, super excitign to give Connor a sibling!
    Wow that looks really delicious... I love strawberries!

  2. Ditto what Erika said!!! Woohoo.
    And the cake looks awesome!

  3. that looks delicious! am i missing something about the announcement? is it like being sent out subliminally or something?

  4. That looks awesome and lighter too!

  5. Looks so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  6. YUM! That looks amazing!!! Bookmarking this for go to summer dessert recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  7. This cake looks so good!!!
    I never thought of baking the strawberries right on it!

  8. OMGosh you're trying to kill my diet. THAT looks fab!!!!

  9. Your cake looks fabulous Lisa, and I love the fact that it gets a lightening up from applesauce!

  10. So delicious! Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  11. This looks absolutely delicious. I love the strawberries on the top. The applesauce addition to lighten it up sounds perfect.

  12. Yum! Strawberry cake is just perfect for summer. Your recipe sounds fantastic and the pics look even better.

  13. This looks yummy! Following!

  14. I had to come back and drool at what I can't eat. Man you're killing me ... hehe

  15. 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.



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