Skill Level: Easy
Serving: 9" Cake (6 to 8 slices)
Strawberry Cake Ingredients:
2 large eggs
1 cup (210 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
½ cup light olive oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour (*measured correctly)
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
12 oz (340 grams) strawberries, hulled
Powdered sugar to dust the top, optional
Strawberry Sauce Ingredients:
16 oz (450 grams) strawberries, hulled and halved
¼ cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
Prepare 12 oz of strawberries for the cake: dice 6 oz of strawberries and slice the second 6 oz into halves.
How to Make Easy Strawberry Cake:
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat together 2 eggs with 1 cup sugar on high speed for 5 minutes or until light in color and thick.
Add 1 cup sour cream, ½ cup oil, 1 tsp vanilla and beat on low speed until well combined.
In a small bowl, whisk together: 2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp salt until well incorporated. With the mixer on med/low speed, add flour mixture to the batter ⅓ at a time, letting the flour incorporate with each addition and continue mixing just until well combined.
Pour half of the batter into prepared pan. Top with 6 oz of diced strawberries then spread remaining batter over the top. Cover the surface with 6 oz of halved strawberries, cut-side-down, pressing them down just slightly into the batter. Bake at 375˚F for 45-55 minutes (mine was perfect at 50 min), or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean without wet cake batter. Let cake rest in pan 15-20 min then remove ring and cool to room temp or until just lightly warm.
While the cake is baking, make the strawberry sauce: In a blender or food processor, combine 16 oz strawberries and ¼ cup sugar (or add sugar to taste) and blend until pureed.
Allow cake to rest in the pan for 15 to 20 minutes then run a thin spatula around edges to loosen from pan. Cool until just warm or at room temperature. To serve, dust with powdered sugar if desired and drizzle individual slices generously with strawberry syrup.