Jesse and Steve's Fresh Strawberry Cake

Jesse and Steve's Fresh Strawberry Cake


"This moist, not-too-sweet strawberry cake is covered with tart lemon icing and sprinkled with toasted slivered almonds. I served it after dinner with fresh coffee, and it my friends went wild for it. I like to use turbinado (raw) sugar because it is more flavorful and less processed than white sugar, but white sugar should work fine, too."


50 m servings 152 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and the turbinado sugar. Add the eggs, and beat for 1 minute. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and the baking soda until the baking soda has dissolved. Add the sour cream mixture and the flour to the egg mixture. Beat well, then stir in the mashed strawberries.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly touched.
  5. While cake is cooling, make the icing: Cream together 2 tablespoons butter and confectioners' sugar. Add the milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest, and beat until smooth. Spread icing on warm (not hot!) cake, and sprinkle with slivered almonds.
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  1. 132 Ratings


I made this for my boyfriend's birthday this past weekend, and it turned out great! The only reason I gave it four stars rather than five is that I made a few changes to the recipe that I think...

Delicious cake - moist, fragrant, tasty, just sweet enough ( I used 3/4 cup of fine white sugar to make it.) In spite of my miscalculations (I baked it in a 7-inch springform pan, which required...

I went looking for a strawberry cake for my husband's birthday and found this recipe. It looked easy and I liked the fact that it did not use gelatin or packaged cake mix. The only change I ma...

What a great recipe! We made it for friends after a big dinner, and it was an immediate hit. Everyone wanted the recipe. We cut the sugar back to 1 cup (and could have cut it a little more)...

Very, very disappointed in this recipe. I chose it because I DID NOT want a strawberry cake made with white cake mix and gelatin. I followed the directions, except for adding some chopped stra...

I made this for a New Year's get-together with some friends, and it was a big hit. The coloring that turbinado sugar made it resemble something like strawberry bread. It was very moist and not...

This is great, You don't know how hard it is to find a REAL strawberry cake recipie, one that does not call for a cake mix or strawberry geletin.

I've made this cake 3 times. My husband really likes this cake made with fresh strawberries. The only problem is that the cake is somewhat dense/heavy. Next time I make it I will try adding b...

I halved this recipe and made them into cupcakes. I also used white sugar and creamcheese frosting. They came out moist and delicious, I'll definitely make these again.