A quick and easy, made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time. See how to make this easy homemade strawberry cake. It's delicious!

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

I don't think there are many people who don't enjoy strawberries. Especially in the summer months when they're so sweet and juicy!

For this recipe, I decided to make a simple, easy homemade strawberry cake, with very little effort. You will see from the instructions, I tell you to throw all your cake ingredients into a bowl and simply mix them all together.

You read that right! So no creaming and folding in the flour, or sieving. Just the whole lot, into a bowl and grab a handheld mixer or wooden spoon and mix everything together until combined.

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We've got another really easy cake using rhubarb so make sure you check that out too. It's delicious!

This cake would be perfect to serve as a breakfast time cake, or for afternoon tea or as a snack. You can serve it warm with a pouring of delicious custard, or a blob of whipped cream. Or just eat it as it is, with a nice cup of tea or coffee.

This has definitely become my new favorite recipe! Firstly because it’s such a simple strawberry cake to make, the ingredients are usually in your pantry, and ultimately, the flavor is absolutely out of this world.

Can you use frozen strawberries in a cake?

The simple answer is yes! So when it's wintertime, you can still make this cake. I would advise using the strawberries frozen. If you defrost them first, they have a tendency to go very soft and slimy. So keep them frozen!

How do you make a homemade strawberry cake from scratch?

Making a homemade strawberry cake from scratch is incredibly easy.

Below, I've made the instructions step by step for those who are beginners to baking, you will be able to make this cake easily, and with very little equipment.

We use fresh ingredients and regular pantry ingredients, and in a nutshell, you just need to mix everything together and bake!

It really is that easy, so don't be intimidated by making a cake!

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

When I first baked it, I let it cool so it was just warm to touch, and then had a slice. Oh my! Actually, I ended up having 2 slices. It is really good!

The cake isn’t overly sweet. It’s got a nice strawberry and vanilla flavor to it. If you do prefer a very sweet cake, increase the sugar by another 1/4 of a cup.

When you take a bite with the sweet streusel topping, that has the added sweetness which I think is just right, but everyone has a certain sweetness they prefer.

What else can I make with fresh strawberries?

There are so many things you can do with fresh strawberries, other than just enjoying them as they are.

Take a look at our delicious selection of strawberry recipes and I'm sure you'll find something to suit!

We've got strawberry trifles, strawberry fruit salad, strawberry cheesecakes, strawberry smoothies... the list is endless

Prep time

20 minutes

Baking time

40 minutes

Serving size

9 squares

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

Ingredients

For the Cake

10 1/2 oz or 300 g Fresh strawberries

1 1/3 Cups or 165g All Purpose / Plain  flour

1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder

6 oz or 175g unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup or 200g regular sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

For the streusel topping

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (chilled)

2 Tablespoon  All Purpose / Plain flour

1 Tablespoon  Regular sugar

1 Teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to  350F or 180 C. Grease and line an 8 inch square cake pan. See here how to line a cake pan.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake.How to line a square pan
Grease and line your pan

2. Wash and hull the strawberries

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Wash and hull strawberries
Half the strawberries to get an even size

2. Cut each strawberry in half and place in a bowl. 

3. In a mixing bowl, add all the cake ingredients together

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Cake ingredients all in the mixer
Throw all your cake ingredients in a mixing bowl

and beat until combined. 

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Consistency of cake batter
This is the batter consistency you need

5. Fold in HALF of the strawberries and transfer the cake mixture to the baking pan, smoothing out evenly. 

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Gently fold in half the strawberries
Be gentle when you fold in the strawberries so they don't squash!

6. Add the remaining strawberries to the top of the batter, spreading out evenly. 

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Add the remaining strawberries to the cake batter

7. Make the streusel topping by adding all the topping ingredients to a bowl and rubbing together with your fingers until it resembles large breadcrumbs. 

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. ~Ingredients for streusel topping
Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Texture for streusel topping

8. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake mixture.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Add the streusel topping to the cake
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9. Place in the oven for 40 - 45 minutes. Test with a skewer to make sure it comes out clean and the strawberry cake is cooked. 

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Leave in the pan for 5 minutes before cooling on rack

10. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a serving plate or cooling rack(if serving cold).

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Transfer to cooling rack
Transfer to cooling rack

11. Slice into 9 squares, and serve as it is or with a scoop of ice cream or fresh custard or whipped cream.

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time
Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

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Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Easy Homemade Strawberry Cake. Quick & easy made from scratch recipe with a delicious streusel crumble topping. Great tasting simple cake recipe. Perfect for dessert or tea time

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • 10 1/2 oz or 300 g Fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/3 Cups or 165g All Purpose / Plain flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 oz or 175g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup or 200g regular sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the streusel topping:

  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (chilled)
  • 2 Tablespoon All Purpose / Plain flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Regular sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to  350F or 180 C. Grease and line an 8 inch square cake pan. See here how to line a cake pan.

    2. Wash and hull the strawberries

    3. Cut each strawberry in half and place in a bowl. 

    4. In a mixing bowl, add all the cake ingredients together and beat until combined. 

    5. Fold in HALF of the strawberries and transfer the cake mixture to the baking pan, smoothing out evenly. 

    6. Add the remaining strawberries to the top of the batter, spreading out evenly. 

    7. Make the streusel topping by adding all the topping ingredients to a bowl and rubbing together with your fingers until it resembles large breadcrumbs. 

    8. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake mixture.

    9. Place in the oven for 40 - 45 minutes. Test with a skewer to make sure it comes out clean and the cake is cooked. 

    10. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a serving plate or cooling rack(if serving cold).

    11. Slice into 9 squares, and serve as it is or with a scoop of ice cream or fresh custard or whipped cream.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

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