Cake

Strawberry Cake

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May 26, 2014

Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.

Today: A cake for today and all other days. 

Strawberry cake from Food52

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So back in the yard, staring balefully at my garden and all that winter has wrought, I note the reemergence of my strawberries, one of two surviving yard crops. The ones in the market are divine already, too. What does it all mean? DESSERT!

This charming cake from the wonderful drbabs has a lot going for it, including the mix of butter (rich) plus oil (moist), the use of a ceramic dish (special), and the involvement of  Shirley Corriher methodology (successful). Also, I love the texture and flavor that yogurt in baked goods imparts.

Ms. Babs thinks you should serve this on Mother’s Day. I think you should make it today. Okay everyone, now I am off to ponder what to do with my rhubarb. 

Strawberry Cake for Mother's Day (and Other Days) by drbabs

Serves 8 to 12

1 1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and halved
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 pound (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs, room temperature
1 cup plain Greek yogurt, room temperature
1/2 cup milk, room temperature
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Photo by James Ransom

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4 Comments

helicopterina June 4, 2014
This is really great - thanks...and you inspired this: http://bit.ly/1kltMLY
 
drbabs May 26, 2014
Wow, Jenny, thank you! XO
 
cookinginvictoria May 26, 2014
How did I miss this when it was first posted? Drbabs, this cake looks wonderful. Will definitely make this once local strawberries are available. And thank you, Jenny, for highlighting this recipe! :)
 
Allyn May 26, 2014
Our local farmers told us Saturday that strawberries will arrive in 2 weeks… counting down the days now. This looks so good!