Strawberry cake is perfect at this time of year. Strawberries are plentiful during the Summer months which means they are really cheap. Not only are the prices low, the strawberries are all local. My local Greengrocer had 4 400g punnets for £1 the other day so obviously, I bought as many as I could fit in my bag and headed home to make a whole host of strawberry treats. This strawberry cake was the thing I made first as it is one of The Boy’s favourite Summery foods. He loves strawberries just as much as I do so when I presented him with not only a strawberry cake, but a strawberry cake that was smothered in strawberry sauce, I knew I was going to be little Miss Popular.
This strawberry cake is really easy, it tastes really fresh and has a little bit of Summer in each and every bite. The strawberry sauce is really simple too and poured over the cake before serving makes it the perfect strawberry treat to serve up for a Summer pudding. The Boy said it had a perfect texture and considering it was packed with strawberries, the cake wasn’t soggy. He also said it was proper, proper nice.
If you want to make this cake a little more indulgent, you can drizzle over single cream, heap on some whipped or clotted cream. It’s also divine with vanilla ice cream and a crushed up flake on the top. If you don’t have a flake, a little bit of grated chocolate works the same.