Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream - A Perfect Summer Dessert

This dessert is a classic summer treat that combines the sweetness of fresh strawberries with a light and fluffy cake and a creamy strawberry buttercream frosting

Looking for a dessert that combines the sweet, juicy flavor of fresh strawberries with a light and fluffy cake and creamy buttercream frosting? Look no further than Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream! This classic summer treat is sure to delight your taste buds and impress your guests.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Baking time: 30-35 minutes
  • Cooling time: 1 hour
  • Total time: 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

For the Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup strawberry puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and egg whites one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk, until just combined. Fold in the sliced strawberries.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool in their pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

For the Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until fully incorporated.
  3. Mix in the strawberry puree, vanilla extract, and salt until smooth and creamy.
  4. Spread the frosting over the cooled cakes, layering them together to make a two-layer cake.
  5. Decorate the top of the cake with additional fresh strawberries as desired.

Nutrition information (per serving):

  • Calories: 540
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Carbohydrates: 77g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 59g
  • Protein: 4g

Fresh Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream is a delicious and refreshing dessert that's perfect for any occasion. The combination of the light and fluffy cake with the creamy strawberry buttercream and fresh sliced strawberries creates a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness. This dessert is easy to make and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the taste of fresh strawberries. Give it a try and see for yourself why it's one of the most popular cakes around!