French Strawberry Cake

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This cake is a sure way to surprise and spoil the mothers” in your life. It’s sweet, tart and filled with strawberries, not to mention everything is better with a dollop of whipped cream! There’s no frosting involved or slicing layers evenly, so it’s a fool-proof indulgence that is sure to impress!

French Strawberry Cake

½ cup butter, softened

1 ½ cups sugar, divided

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp strawberry extract

1 1/3 cup flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

½ cup sour cream

16 oz fresh strawberries, sliced

Preheat oven to 350, spray a 8 x3 inch round cake pan, set aside. In a stand mixer, cream 1 ¼ cups of sugar and butter until creamy, add extracts, sour cream and eggs, one at a time until well mixed. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Slowly add to the butter mixture. Fold in the strawberries, reserving ½ cup for topping the cake. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup of sugar over the top of the cake and reserved berries. Bake until just firm in the center. 35-40 mins. This cake has a dense custard like center, so be careful to not over bake, or it will dry the cake. Let cool completely in pan. Serve right from the pan and add a dollop of whipped cream. Happy Mother’s Day!

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