Let them eat strawberry cake!
When the season gives you beautiful fresh strawberries, turn them into delicious cakes. Here are 12 strawberry cake recipes to try when strawberries are at their peak.
"The perfect textured pound cake," says Ashley Steele, with a bonus: "It uses less sugar than traditional recipes because it features sweet fresh strawberries."
Fill homemade sponge cake with a whipped cream and strawberry filling and then roll it up into a gorgeous cake.
"Using fresh, sweet strawberries is the key," says Drea217, the recipe submitter. "The cake itself is not very sweet, although the icing is. The balance is perfect."
"It is hard to find scratch strawberry cakes, so this one is worth its weight in gold to me as a caterer," says GothicGirl, the recipe submitter. "Frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting -- or for a treat, use a chocolate glaze!"
"Simply a perfect way to use those summer strawberries," says BBCAKE916. "It's light, not too sweet, and oh-so-tasty."
A pudding-like strawberry cake with a decadent white-chocolate frosting. "This creamy white chocolate frosting is not too sweet," says Francine. "Just right with the moist strawberry cake. Great combo."
A light, delicious yellow cake gets the upside-down treatment, with fresh strawberries and mini-marshmallows creating the sweet topping -- or is it the bottoming?
"Light and fluffy, easy and elegant," says Star Pooley, the recipe submitter.
"Excellent coffee cake," says Tammy Lynn. "I loved the coconut topping. I never would have thought to put it with strawberries, but it worked. The amount of strawberries was perfect."
"I made this with just fresh strawberries and everyone raved," says ccrobinson. "I used a bundt pan and reversed the order of the layers with the crumb topping on the bottom. Sprinkled powder sugar on top and it look great! Making it again today with mixed berries."
For this traditional shortcake, Chef John uses self-rising flour and toasted butter for a nutty flavor. A light, delicious, slightly crumbly cake with juicy strawberries and fluffy clouds of whipped cream.
A breakfast strawberry cake. "Light and fluffy pancakes packed with strawberries," says Kristi, the recipe submitter. "The vanilla makes this breakfast seem like dessert!"
BONUS VIDEO: Triple Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
What the heck, let's make it a baker's dozen strawberry recipes! Here's a triple threat strawberry cheesecake in cupcake form!