Homemade Strawberry Cake (2)

This recipe of strawberry cake is slightly different from the Strawberry Wheat flour Cake, I have shared before. It is full of fresh strawberry flavor and the cake is very moist and sweet.

The real motivation behind this cake is my daughter Adina. She wanted me to bake this cake for her 10th birthday. She wanted the cake to be made out of strawberry puree so that the cake is full of strawberries. So this is her idea basically!!

The best part of this cake is making the strawberry reduction. The rich aroma from strawberries when making puree out of them will tempt you for sure. Wait for the strawberry season to bake it to get the full sweetness and flavor.

As I made this for my daughter’s birthday , I added red food color to the cake batter. Please skip it if you do not prefer. I will post a separate recipe for the icing.


  • Strawberry puree- 1 cup
  • All-purpose flour- 2 and a half cups
  • Sour Cream- 1 cup
  • Eggs- 4
  • Butter- 1/2 cup ( melted)
  • Sugar- 1 and a half cup ( powder the sugar)
  • Baking powder- 2 tsp
  • Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- 1/4th tsp
  • Essence- 1 tsp ( any essence or lemon zest too can be used)
  • Red food color or pink food color- 7 to 9 drops


To make strawberry puree:

I have taken 1 full box of strawberries(20 pieces). Clean them well.
Remove the top stem portion. Take it in a food processor or in a blender.
Blend it to smooth. Do not add water. I got 2 cups of paste.
Pour it in a pan. Keep the flame in low. Keep on stirring it again and again so that it is not burnt. It should be reduced to 1 cup. If it doesn’t come to 1 cup, pour it again on the pan and reduce it to 1 cup.
1 cup of strawberry puree is ready now.

To bake the cake:

Preheat the oven to 180 degree celsius for 10 to 15 minutes.

Take a big bowl. Break eggs one by one and whisk it one by one.
Melt the butter and add it to the beaten eggs. Whisk everything together.
Then add 1 cup of sour cream and whisk everything together till combined.
Add 1 cup of strawberry puree now and combine it together.
1 tsp of essence is added now.
Now sieve the dry ingredients. Sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder, powdered sugar, baking soda and salt.

Mix everything together.
Once everything is combined, add the food color. The batter is ready.
I have taken two baking pan. Greased both with butter on all the corners.
Now lined both the pan with wax paper in the bottom.
I divided the batter evenly between the two baking pans.
Keep it in a preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes till the top becomes brown. Bake it in 180 degree celsius. Insert a tooth pick inside. It should come out dry.
It is done completely.
Cool it down completely in a rack before making pieces out of it.
As I baked it for my daughter’s birthday, I levelled it on top for icing.
After, I made the icing by placing both cakes on each other.


  • The baking time varies from oven to oven.
  • Use strawberries full of sweet and flavor for better result.