re•cipe: easy summer strawberry cake

April 24, 2013

One of the best things about the spring and summer months are the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. Even though it will be awhile before I will see these guys pop up in a local farmer's market, I can't resist the containers of strawberries I see when I enter the grocery store. Yum!

I often have to put dishes together in a rush when we spend time with friends because I get off of work at 6 p.m. vs. the conventional 5. I rush home, throw what I need to together, and rush back out the door to hopefully have dinner in my belly by 8!

Last week was no different. A friend of ours spotted a (delicious!) veggie lasagna at Trader Joe's and picked it up to share with us. I knew just the thing I was going to make...until I went to the grocery store and realized they didn't stock what I needed. Great. Time to improvise.

Using fresh berries and my tips to bake beneficially, I managed to toss together a light, yummy cake to finish off our meal together. It is super easy and you can customize it to your favorite fruit(s) of choice! Enjoy!

Summer Strawberry Cake 

You Will Need:

White cake mix: 1 box 
Fresh strawberries: 1 lb.
Eggs: 2 
Water: 1 cup
Applesauce: 1/3 heaping cup


Preheat oven to 350 F and lightly grease/flour 2 loaf pans
Rinse strawberries and cut into small slices. Set aside
Blend cake mix with water and applesauce until thoroughly combined
Stir in 1/2 of the strawberries
Pour equal batter amounts into each loaf pan and bake 20-35 minutes, checking every 5 minutes
When cooled, serve with ice cream and remaining berries!

This recipe is linked up at Hungry Little Girl, Jam Hands, Coastal Charm, Hun, What's for Dinner? and Keeping it Simple.


  1. Looks good and thanks for the recipe. I will try it.

    Saw your blog on a bloghop.

    Have a good day,

  2. This looks good. I don't do a lot of baking, but this is something I'm willing to try. thanks for sharing!

  3. Oooh Bekah! This looks so good and most importantly...EASY to make!! Thanks for sharing...have a good one my friend!

  4. Oh Bekah, that looks so good. Gosh, I'm salivating all over my keyboard.

  5. Wow!! That looks amazing!! Perfect for the weather :-)!
    Found ya on the linkup!

  6. Oh YUM!! Definitely going on my to try list!! Thanks for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.

  7. Bekah - this looks delicious and SO moist! Do you ever add toppings?

  8. Oh yum! I will use my Gluten free Better Batter Cake mix for this! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Be sure to stop by to see who the winner of our So Lucky GF Basket is! We are ALSO having a fantastic giveaway this week to kick off Celiac Awareness month! :)

    Cindy from

  9. I love strawberries! I totally have to try this. I just made strawberry cookies last week, but I've already picked up another box of the delicious berries!

    Natasha's Nibbles and Noshes

  10. Lovely work, Bekah! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is all about cakes? This is the link . There are lots of great links there already. I do hope to see you there. Cheers

  11. Bekah, thanks for linking in to the cake collection. I have now signed up to follow you. It would be super if you followed Carole's Chatter as well. Cheers

  12. Looks so good i just have to make this thanks for sharing I found you on the blog party at the hungry girl. new follower come by you can visit me at


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