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.
- 100g butter
- 100g sugar
- 2 x free range eggs
- 100g self raising flour
- 10 x large strawberries (diced)
- 1 x punnet of strawberries
- 4 tbsp sugar
- cream the butter & the sugar until pale and fluffy
- beat in the eggs
- sift in the flour folding it gently into the mixture
- add the diced strawberries
- stir well until the strawberries have been evenly distributed
- pour into a cake mould (I used a tower shape)
- bake in a pre-heated oven at Gas mark 5 for 30 minutes
- put the strawberries & sugar in a large pan on a medium heat
- cook for 20 minutes until the strawberries are mushy but still chunky and the sugar is a sticky syrup style sauce
- pour over the cooked cake when it's still hot, fresh from the oven