Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist, and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! What a lovely cake this is! If you are a fan of pound cakes and strawberries, then this one is for you.

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

The cake recipe itself is very easy, and the ingredients are straightforward. This Strawberry Cake is all made from scratch and incredibly easy.

The cake is moist and soft, with lots of flavor from the strawberries, just as you would expect from a strawberry pound cake!

Just follow the easy step-by-step directions and you will be able to enjoy a lovely slice of strawberry pound cake with a cup of tea, or perhaps you'd like to make one to give as a gift or take to a cake sale.

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It will be very popular so be sure to save the recipe so you can make it time and again!

We've got a lot of pound cake recipes which you can take a look at.

There are lots of different flavors and choices for you, so there will be something for everyone, ranging from our popular Peach and Raspberry Swirl Pound Cake to a Cherry Coconut Pound Cake to a creamy, delicious Tiramisu Pound Cake.

Yep, you read that correctly! The tiramisu pound cake has a wonderful mascarpone frosting as well as a hidden layer inside the cake. It's really delicious and perfect for tiramisu fans!

For this recipe, I used fresh strawberries, but of course, you could also use frozen strawberries, just make sure you defrost them and pat dry with kitchen paper to get rid of any excess water from the freeze.

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

The fruity pound cake is also freezer friendly so if you wanted to make ahead, or cut into slices and freeze individually if there's just you at home then simply bring to room temperature and it's good to eat!

This recipe came about because of our monthly 30-day Blogger recipe challenge, and yep, the theme for this month was strawberries!

Of course, I had to make a cake. I love cake, and even more, I love a good pound cake. So it was a simple decision to bake a strawberry pound cake.

For all you strawberry fans, we've recently made a wonderful strawberry and lemon angel food cake. It's as fluffy and light as can be and a delicious cake so be sure to check it out! I'm sure you will enjoy it!

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

I'm so excited to see the other recipes from our bloggers who took part in the strawberry challenge too.

There's such a wide variety, from sweet to savoury, so be sure to take a look at them at the end of this post. there's something for everyone!

Here's some I made, together with a variety of cupcakes to take to a party. They were polished off in no time!

Strawberry Pound Cake, showing recipe made for cupcakes

Equipment

You will need a loaf tin, mine measures 30 cm x 12 cm, and 8 cm deep. (12-inch pan)
The batter may also fit in a 9-inch loaf pan. If you have any left over, make some cupcakes!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

1 Hr 20 - 30 minutes

Serves

1 Loaf

Ingredients

¾ cup or 175 g softened butter
¼ cup or 60 ml milk
1 ½ cups or 290 g regular sugar
3 eggs (lightly beaten)
9 oz or 250 g Fresh Strawberries, mashed
1 ¾ cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour (sieved)
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 160c,  300F. Grease and line your baking tin. See here for how to line.

Please note, if using a Bundt tin, be sure to grease it very well as it can be hard to get the cake out of such a shaped tin.

How To Line a Loaf or Pound Tin

If you don't have any parchment paper, use our easy pan release recipe (it only takes minutes to make a batch) and your cake will slide out no problem! 

2. Get all your ingredients ready, i.e mash the strawberries so there are chunks, i.e don't over mash!

Sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc.

Strawberry Pound Cake. showing consistency of mashed strawberries

3. Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light colour.

Creaming butter and sugar for Strawberry Pound Cake

4. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low-speed setting, a bit at a time.

If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary until all the eggs are added.

5. Add half the milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer on a slow speed.

Once combined, add the vanilla extract, the rest of the milk and flour.

Right at the end, fold in the mashed strawberries.

Strawberry Pound Cake showing strawberries added to cake batter


6 Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin.

Place in the oven for 1 hour 10 minutes, check after 1 hour.

Test if done by placing a skewer in the center of the cake and make sure it comes out clean.

Every oven is different so cook times will vary a little.

Please note, if using a Bundt tin, cook time is 45 minutes.

Strawberry Pound Cake showing cake batter spread evenly in baking pan

7. Have a cup of tea and wait!

Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

And there you have our Strawberry Pound Cake!

This cake is best eaten the following day, although it doesn't usually last that long!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our strawberry pound cake recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

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Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends! | Lovefoodies.com

Strawberry Pound Cake

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Strawberry Pound Cake. A delicious recipe bursting with fresh strawberries. Soft, moist, and perfect with a morning coffee or to take to friends!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup or 175 g softened butter
  • ¼ cup or 60 ml milk
  • 1 ½ cups or 290 g regular sugar
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 9 oz or 250 g Fresh Strawberries, mashed
  • 1 ¾ cups or 225 g Plain / All purpose flour, sieved
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

Heat oven to 160c,  300F. Grease and line your baking tin.

** Please note, if using a Bundt tin, be sure to grease it very well as it can be hard to get the cake out of such a shaped tin.

  1. Get all your ingredients ready, i.e mash the strawberries, sieve the flour, and add the salt and baking powder to the flour etc.
  2. Start with making the cake batter by creaming the butter and sugar until a pale light color.
  3. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the mixer, on a low-speed setting, a bit at a time. If the mixture starts to curdle or split, add a spoonful of your sieved flour, keep on adding the eggs, and a bit of flour if necessary until all the eggs are added.
  4. Add half the milk with half of the flour, keeping the mixer at a slow speed. Once combined, add the vanilla extract, the rest of the milk, and flour. Right at the end, fold in the mashed strawberries.
  5. Transfer the cake mixture to the greased and lined loaf tin. Place in the oven for 1 hour 10 minutes, check after 1 hour. Test if done by placing a skewer in the center of the cake and make sure it comes out clean. Every oven is different so cook times will vary a little.

***** Please note, if using a Bundt tin, cook time is 45 minutes.

Have a cup of tea and wait!

Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container. This cake is best eaten the following day, although it doesn't usually last that long!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 328mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious.

    I used a whole lb of strawberries and half a cup of sugar to muddle them a bit. Because I knew that was adding more moisture than the recipe called for, I added 1/4 cup more flour (240 g total). I creamed the butter with only one cup of sugar since I used 1/2 cup in the strawberries and baked at 350 for 65 minutes. I also used a 9 in round pan. My boyfriend and I already devoured half the cake and it’s only been a few hours!

  2. Here’s my take on this recipe. I made it as stated except for:
    -baked at 375 until a knife inserted in the center came out clean (approx 1 hr 10 mins)
    -used frozen strawberries which I smashed up
    -used 1 cup sugar instead of 1 and 1/2

    Sugar – perfect amount, I would use 1 cup instead of stated amount. Flavour is amazing on this cake. The actual texture is wrong though. Pudding-y and too moist/soft and not an actual cake crumb as shown in the pictures. It was fine at 375 and we finished the loaf but I can’t imagine at 310 degrees this would work at all. Recommend more flour and higher temp for anyone who’s looking to make this.

    1. Hi Darrell, yes it will be fine. Just keep an eye on the timing as I would expect the cake batter to not be as deep in the pan since it’s a larger pan. Check about 10 mins earlier to see if it’s done

    2. So, I absolutely did not attempt to use a loaf pan. Seemed like your dimensions vs the vessel you want us to use isnt accurate. Also, I’m seeing a lot of people having issues with their cakes falling- separating the eggs and adding the yolks in after creaming the butter and sugar and then the whites AFTER all of the flour is combined helps with this. It also makes for a more decadent cake. Adding a bit of sour cream and a touch of almond extract added some moisture and flavor.

    1. Hi Kayla, yes, brown sugar will also work, just be aware the color of the cake will be a little darker due to the sugar! Please enjoy

  3. I also baked it at 375° for an hour, but had the slight problem others mentioned about the center (bottom) being completely done. I would suggest 350° for 1 hour and 15 mins, checking periodically after that. Many strawberries did sink, as was also stated earlier. I think if you added a little flour to them it would prevent that. The flavor was wonderful!

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    Janice Kiolbassa

    says:

    4 stars
    Made the strawberry pound cake. But used shortening sprinkled with sugar for loaf pan. Makes the crust of the cake crunchy. Always used this method on banana bread and zucchini cake too.

  5. 5 stars
    Made this a few times before I got a kitchen aid mixer and
    Bought a double convection oven this cake came out
    Amazing lookalike your pic I followed your Recipe
    To the “T” it’s cooling I’m sure it’s gonna be the Nest ever!!!

  6. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday and it is delicious!! I did bake at a higher temp than recipe called for. I baked at 370 for 30 minutes but the top and edges were starting to brown too quickly. Turned the oven down to 350 and baked for another another30 minutes and itcame out fine. Very moist and it is better the next day. Will definitely make again.

  7. Thank you, thank you for this fabulous Strawberry Pound Cake recipe!! Sounds so delicious that I will be making it ASAP!! Just received a donation of some fresh strawberries & didn’t know what I was going to do with them. Thanks again!

  8. 5 stars
    I made this cake yesterday, and it is super delicious! It’s moist and sweet, but not too sweet. I’ve eaten WAY more of it than I should, let me tell you… lol

    1. Hi Samee, use the same size loaf pan but check the cook time for using glass. I should imagine it may be a little longer.
      If you use glass loaf pans often then I’m sure you’ll be aware of the slightly different bake time.
      Hope that helps!