Recipes: Strawberry Cake

Aristotle has gone nuts about strawberries – ever since he saw Barry the Berry from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2“. Now he wants everything strawberry. The only thing is I don’t have a strawberry cake recipe so I modified a Marmalade Cake recipe I found in an old Women’s Weekly recipe book and made this…

Strawberry Cake

I would have decorated it with strawberries except that Hercules is my true-blue strawberry fan and he eats them by the punnet. Suffice to say he gobbled the three punnets we had in the fridge so I was left with only the raspberries and blueberries.

What was the feedback? It wasn’t “strawberry-ish” enough. Well, I can understand why. What it really needs is some strawberry puree in the recipe to give it some extra “strawberry-oomf”. The cake texture was nice, but the flavour was a bit uni-dimensional. I’m not sure that the brown sugar is working for me – maybe a half teaspoon of salt next time? Probably the easiest way to fix this cake is to top it with some strawberry frosting.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 180g plain flour
  • 45g wholemeal pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp double action baking powder
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 60ml milk
  • 60ml strawberry jam
  • 2 eggs


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C. Might have to lower the temperature partway through a little because the brown sugar tends to burn easily.
  • Pop all the ingredients into the mixing bowl and blend together with your mixer.
  • Pour into a greased, ring pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until the knife comes out clean.

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Dr Shen-Li Lee Dr Shen-Li Lee is a freelance writer and mum to two boys who have been the inspiration for her ongoing study in child development and education. She searches for the balance in child development methods and educational philosophies that will encourage the nurture of happy, confident and successful children. She shares her views and findings at Figur8.


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