A Little Lemony Strawberry Cake

When you’re in the mood for cake, even without visitors, try this little version of a sponge cake with fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon. Small enough for two, for a couple of days of treats, but stretches to six small slices…

Lemony Strawberry Cake

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  • 110g (1 stick) softened butter
  • 110g (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 110g (4/5 cup and 1 tbsp) SR flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries

Grease and flour a 20cm/8 inch cake tin. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F. Cream the butter and sugar together with a mixer until pale and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Add the lemon juice and zest. Gently fold in the sieved flour, baking powder and salt. Add the milk if necessary to achieve a “dropping consistency”, i.e. the mixture drops slowly off a spoon. Pour into the cake tin and spread strawberries over the top. Bake for about 45 minutes or until firm to touch.

Allow to cool a little in the tin first, and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Best enjoyed with a cup of tea in the garden. 😉

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48 thoughts on “A Little Lemony Strawberry Cake

  1. …MMM yum, I love strawberry and lemon cake, looks delicious! I wish I lived near you 🙂 I would be visiting for a slice of cake 🙂 My wife talked me into adding lemon juice to my blueberry muffin recipe and it was delicious. Lemons can add a lot of flavor when baking.

    We just had a thunder storm, heavy rain, thunder and lightening and wind, kinda scary. Have you gotten any rain lately? Michael

    • I agree – lemons can give a recipe a “lift”. 😉 We are desperate for rain Michael… dry for about 3 weeks I think now, and so hot too. The forest fire risk is very high now in our area as we missed all the storms they had in the north.

  2. Desserts with a hint of lemon are a personal favorite! Paired with summery berries I’m not sure how much would be left after i had a second slice!

  3. I was just looking at my ripe strawberries earlier tonight – your cake looks delicious so I will be giving it a go tomorrow. Thank you for all your lovely recipe ideas Cathy!

  4. Perfect timing! I saw this recipe last night, picked the strawberries and baked it this morning, and just barely managed to save a slice for tomorrow’s coffee…. just one slice, that’s all that’s left 🙂

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    • Good to hear it’s a hit with you too Christine! We’ve had it several times so far this year, and I have just been given two buckets of redcurrants, so I think that might be my next variation! I bet raspberries would be good as well….

    • Hope you enjoy it Donna… I think the key is it being so little the guilt is reduced to fewer helpings! 😉 I’m going to try it with redcurrants soon. That may be a bit tart, but refreshing for summer!

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