Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

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~ Simple Strawberry Buttermilk Cake ~

More strawberries, you say? You bet. I become greedy at this time of year when spring produce is cluttering up the market shelves. A rotation of asparagus, peas and strawberries passes through our kitchen to the table on a daily basis. You would think we would tire of all of this goodness, but it never seems the case. It also helps to have a variety of recipes to choose from to change things up a bit. While nothing beats fresh strawberries with a little cream, put a few aside to make this simple cake. It’s light, gently sweetened, and generously studded with more strawberries than you know what to do with. Actually, I don’t mean that – we all know what to do with strawberries. Just be sure to save some to make this cake.

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Strawberry Cake

I halved my jumbo sized strawberries in the pictured cake, but recommend quartering them if very large, so they will begin to break down while baking, making a luscious juicy mess.  Adapted from Martha Stewart.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, divided
1 pound strawberries, halved – or quartered if very large

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Butter a 10-inch (25 cm)  pie or tart pan (I used a 9 inch extra-deep pie pan). Butter the pan.

Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Combine butter and 3/4 cup sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in egg, buttermilk, vanilla and 1 teaspoon lemon zest on medium speed. Add flour and mix to combine without over-mixing. Spread batter in the prepared dish. Arrange strawberries, cut-side down, on top of the batter, gently pressing to partially submerge. Squeeze in as many strawberries as possible. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Bake in oven until top is light golden and a knife inserted in the cake comes clean, about 1 hour. Cool in plate on a rack. Before serving, sprinkle 1 teaspoon lemon zest over the cake. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. Accompany with whipped cream.

If you like this, you might enjoy these recipes:
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from My Baking Addiction
Strawberry Lemonade from Laylita’s Recipes
Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Breakfast from Family Fresh Cooking

22 responses to “Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

  1. I am loving the sound of this cake!

  2. I love this cake and yours looks delicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  3. Reblogged this on Liebe is Jam and commented:
    Sounds delicous!!

  4. Oh excellent, I shall start some buttermilk today! my strawberries are a little bit behind though! c

  5. eastofedencook

    I just made a lemon pound cake to go with fresh strawberries and will “need” a new recipe to finish using the half flat this greedy cook bought! A tempting recipe to show off those scrumptious berries!

  6. What a ‘pretty’ cake, almost too good to eat. *Almost* !!

  7. There are not enough words to describe how delicious that cake looks!!

  8. This looks and sounds so delicious! There can never be too many strawberry recipes at this time of year!

  9. I never tire of strawberries, Lynda, and your cake is delightful! The simple ones are the best.

  10. No local strawberries here yet, but as soon as I get them I am making this lovely treat.

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  12. eastofedencook

    Dropping by to say that I made this recipe for Saturday brunch. (Yes, I did!)
    Everyone had second helpings which is a sure sign of a winning recipe! Just adore all the sweet berries with just enough cake to be irresistible!

  13. Yum! I definitely want to review this recipe on my blog :-) Looks so delicious!

  14. Is it possible to make with a cakeBox or jiffy to make it easyer??

  15. i’ve really gotta try this ,even though i don’t like buttermilk.

  16. How come you don’t show the nutritional values on this or any of your recipes? Like fat, calories, etc.

  17. Tried this recipe. Easy and delicious and looks just like the pic- impressive!

  18. Barbara argyle

    Barbara ! June 23 @10:45. Added 1/2cup blueberries to cake batter to welcome home a soldier . Awesome Red, white and blue.

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