I was scrolling through YouTube when I came across Emma Fontanella’s pineapple cake recipe; made with fresh pineapples. I tried making it, and it turned out really good so I decided to substitute the pineapples for strawberries. Emma is a professional baker and pastry chef from Italy. She has a blog and a YouTube channel; Emma’s Goodies where she posts simple recipes that everyone can try. I have tried a few of her recipes and they are amazing. This strawberry cake recipe is easy and uses ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. 

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Strawberry Cake Recipe (Emma's Goodies)

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:9
  • Easy


  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 130 grams fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cups butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • teaspoon strawberry extract
  • teaspoon salt
  • Red food colouring
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350F.

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  • Step 2

    Pour the strawberries into a food processor or a blender and blend until fine.

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  • Step 3

    Mix together the butter, sugar and strawberry extract.

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  • Step 4

    Add the eggs two at a time with some red food colouring.

    #spoontip: Make sure the eggs are at room temperature and try not to overmix the eggs so that the cake does not come out cracked at the top.

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  • Step 5

    In a separate bowl, sift your dry ingredients and add into the creamed mixture with the strawberries. Mix the batter until the dry ingredients are well incorporated.

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  • Step 6

    Pour the batter into a greased 8” square pan lines with parchment paper and bake at 350F for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

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  • Step 7

    This step is optional: Cool the cake and trim the caramelised parts. Cut the cake into squares and top with some whipped cream and strawberry syrup. Enjoy!

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