Fresh Strawberry Cake

4.86 from 7 votes

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Fresh strawberry cake warm out of the oven is the perfect way to enjoy a summer morning. Make it with juicy red strawberries and dust it with powdered sugar or creamy strawberry glaze.

If you love baking with fresh fruit I have another delicious recipe to try!

Strawberry cake in Skillet with a slice on a plate next to it
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This fresh strawberry cake is the perfect treat for a special occasion or lazy Sunday breakfast. Top it with this deliciously easy strawberry glaze and enjoy!

I’m a sucker for warm cake out of the oven and lately, I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with cakes that don’t need to be frosted.

Cakes with fresh fruits are not only delicious, they are just beautiful and comforting.

Or if you want something quick using canned fruit, try this delicious peach dump cake!

slice of strawberry cake on a plate with strawberry glaze being drizzled on top

Our fresh strawberry cake is simple, sweet and pretty. It makes me happy!

Strawberry Cake Ingredients

This is another simple recipe so you may have most of these ingredients on hand already.

Strawberry Skillet Cake ingredients in bowls

You will need:

  • Strawberries
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Applesauce (or oil)
  • Flour
  • Ingredients for glaze (linked above and below)

This cake comes together so quickly!

a bowl of cake batter with flour dusted strawberries on top

Once you mix the batter together, it will be thick. The chopped strawberries will add some moisture to the mix even after you flour them.

strawberry cake batter in a cast iron pan with strawberry slices in the shape of a flower on top

I reserved a few strawberry slices to make a pretty little design on the top. It was a fun touch but not necessary!

No regrets.

cooked strawberry cake in a cast iron pan

Allow the cake to cool a bit before adding any toppings.

I tried both powdered sugar and glaze and they were both delicious. Freshly whipped cream would be another great choice!

swlice of strawberry cake on pie server with full cake in a cast iron pan in the background
strawberry cake with glaze on a plate

Love baking with strawberries? Check out some of our other recipes.

Fresh Strawberry Cake Recipe Instructions

I’d love to know if you try this recipe! Please feel free to share your results with me on Pinterest or Facebook!

Fresh Strawberry Cake

4.86 from 7 votes
Make this easy strawberry cake from scratch with juicy red strawberries and dust with powdered sugar or creamy strawberry glaze!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 2 TBSP Unsweetened applesauce , can swap 1:1 for butter or oil
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, chopped or sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (325°F if using a glass pan or skillet)
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
  • Add in egg, milk, applesauce, and vanilla and beat vigorously for about 2 minutes
  • Dust strawberries lightly with flour and gently fold into batter
  • Turn batter into greased and floured iron skillet or 8×8 pan
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until knife comes out clean
  • Dust with powdered sugar or strawberry glaze and enjoy


Oven temperature makes all the difference when it comes to cakes and bread. Don’t forget to reduce the temperature by about 25 degrees when baking with glass or ceramic pans for even cooking.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 208kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Trans Fat: 0.003g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 239mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 58IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Fresh Strawberry Cake in a cast iron pan pin

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

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