How to Make Excellent Strawberry Cake

Great to have another guest recipe blogger this week. This is Damian’s brilliant Strawberry Cake recipe;


The secret to making excellent strawberry cake is, of course, the strawberries. They must be the plumpest, juiciest and tastiest strawberries that can be found. They should not be like most strawberries bought in supermarkets, hothouse grown, and tasting like water. The cook should ideally go to their nearest farmers’ market and spend some money on good quality strawberries, or, if they’re inclined, find a strawberry farm, pick a peck of them, rush home and start cooking the strawberry cake right away. Strawberries, like other fruits and vegetables, deteriorate and lose their flavor and nutrients the longer they’re allowed to sit.


The peak season for strawberries is May and June. If the cook is picking their own, they should choose fruit that pulls away easily from the stem.


About Cakes

Unlike other forms of cooking where the cook can use their intuition, baking really requires accuracy. Baking, after all, is a species of chemistry. A level cup of flour really does mean a level cup of flour. To skimp on ingredients will result in a cake that’s less than it should be. A recipe should be followed closely and measurements should be accurate. The oven must be the right temperature, the pans should be properly greased and floured and they should be of the right size.


Here’s the recipe for an excellent strawberry cake.


1/4 lb. of butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup of strawberries, diced

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups of cake flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup sour cream


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter and lightly flour a 9 inch square cake pan. Cream the butter, then slowly add the sugar and beat until light. Add the strawberries, eggs and vanilla and beat well. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt and add to the flour strawberry mix and blend. Slowly add the sour cream and beat until well blended.


Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick or knife inserted into the cake’s center comes out clean or with only a few crumbs. Cool in the pan for five minutes, then turn out onto a rack. Allow to cool completely and frost.


Here are some frosting recipes.


Frosting I

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup cream

1 tsp. vanilla or light rum

3 cups confectioner’s sugar


Mix the butter, cream and rum in a bowl. Slowly beat in the sugar till thick and creamy, then frost the cake.


Frosting II (Vanilla Fudge)

1 tbs. butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/8 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla


Mix the butter, sugar, milk and salt in a medium pan. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, then boil without stirring till the mixture achieves the “soft-ball” stage, or about 234 degrees F. Let it cool, then beat till it’s thick enough to spread. Add the vanilla.


Author’s Bio

Author of this post usually gets sweet inspiration by visiting cake decorating classes Brisbane website.

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5 Minute Mug Chocolate Cake Recipe

Our guest blog chef this week is Keli with this fantastic Mug Chocolate Cake recipe. Enjoy!


Easily the most deadly recipe on the web as it allows you to create a chocolate cake at any time of the day, in just 5 minutes, this delicious cake is the perfect late night snack.




4tbsp flour

4tbsp sugar

2tbsp unsweetened cocoa

2tbsp whisked egg

3tbsp milk

3tbsp Olive oil

3tbsp chocolate chips




  1. Mix your flour, sugar and cocoa together in your mug, then introduce your egg. Mix well until it becomes pasty.
  2. Stir in your milk and oil, then finish by adding your chocolate chips (for extra flavour add a dash of vanilla)
  3. Pop into your microwave for 3 minutes (if you have got a 1000w oven) or 4 minutes (if you have got a 700w oven).
  4. Check it is set and serve warm.


As you can see this recipe is VERY quick and VERY easy.


My name is Keli and I love to bake, I love to get my kids involved and I love finding quick and easy recipes. Not everyone has the time so visiting an online bakery would be the perfect alternate solution.

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