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
- 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. 😉
Wow the cake looks delicious!
Thanks! It’s nice and summery! 😉
It definitely is! 🙂
Wow, incredible cake! Yum
Good to hear you like it – thanks for visiting!
Looks good–I bet the lemon is good with the berries.
It goes really well Susie. I make muffins with lemon and strawberries sometimes too, but I rather like this cake this year!
…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.
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!
It does disappear surprisingly quickly! 😉
Oh i am DEF making this! Looks fabulous…as does your beautiful sunny header image.
Thank you! And now I’ve gone and changed the header too! Enjoy the cake! 🙂
I like the lily even better! Def one of my favorite plants.
Wonderful looking cake. You temptress, just when I ‘ m trying to lose a few pounds. I think I’ m going to have to make it all the same.
It’s so small Chloris, hardly any calories per slice at all really… 😉
Fabulous! I will definitely be making this!
Great! Hope you enjoy it Pauline! 😀
Looks like a beautifully moist cake so it may counteract the dryness we get in gluten free cakes. I’ll give it a go – I suspect it’ll work brilliantly well with g-f flour.
Hope it works for you Sarah!
Such a beauty! I like cakes that are the perfect size to finish off a meal with friends…so there are no tempting left overs.
Precisely why it’s so small… nothing left to tempt me the next day. 😉
I’d come to tea if you invited me! Looks delicious.
You’re welcome any time Christina! 😉
Drooling! This looks wonderful.
😉 The lemon flavour is refreshing and the strawberries make it feel healthy!
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!
I’m glad you are enjoying my recipes Julie and hope this cake works well for you! 😀
Thank you Cathy – it was delicious and didn’t last long! I have included a link on my blog tonight.
Great! And thanks!
Save a piece for me, please! I love almost anything with strawberries.
I’m the same Jason – and not just strawberries, but raspberries and blueberries too are big summer favourites!
I want to make this! Might try it for Father’s Day this weekend! 🙂
Hope you have a great day, whatever you bake! 😉
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 🙂
A success story! 😀 Great!
That looks amazing! My mouth is watering!
Thanks Jen – strawberry season is the best! 😉
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This looks delicious and summery!! Thank you for the recipe 🙂
Thank you for visiting! Gald you like the recipe too. 🙂
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This is a five star recipe. The first one disappeared so quickly a second in now in the oven, but using blackberries as we’ve also eaten all the strawberries!
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….
We’re going to have a red currant glut this year, so I will give it a try. The recipe has already been passed to friends, which is always a tremendous accolade.
Oh that looks so rich like a pound cake…saved for my dessert file to try!!
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!