Sweet Strawberry Drizzle Cake… By Lucy Simmons

By lucy  , , , , , , ,   , ,

August 20, 2014

A delicious sweet & irresistibly sticky, strawberry drizzle cake, perfect for a Sunday afternoon treat with lashing of cold, soft -whipped cream.

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: 12 Party size


100 Grams Salted butter

200 Grams Golden granulated sugar

1 Egg

120 ml Semi-skimmed milk

1 tsp Vanilla extract

200 Grams Self-raising flour

600 Grams Strawberries, halved

50 Grams Icing sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.  Grease and base-line a 23cm spring-form cake tin with parchment paper.

2. Beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy then add the egg and milk and whisk again.  Beat in the vanilla and flour then spoon into the prepared tin.

3. Set aside 6 of the halved strawberries and arrange the remainder, cut-side down, on top of the cake.  Sprinkle over the reserved 2 tbsp granulated sugar.  Bake for 50–55 minutes until golden and set.

4. Meanwhile, chop the reserved strawberries, sprinkle with 1 tsp of the icing sugar then set aside for 15 minutes.  Put in a blender and make it into a puree.

5. Leave the cake to rest in the tin for 5 minutes, then lift out and cool on a wire rack.

6. Mix together 1 tbsp of the strawberry juice and the rest of the icing sugar until smooth and thick. Drizzle over the cake and leave for a few minutes to set.  Slice and serve with extra strawberries and softly whipped cream.


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