Strawberry Cake Recipes
Cake flour is the secret ingredient in this lusciously light shortcake. Make sure that you use pure cake flour as opposed to self-rising cake flour, which is similarly packaged. This dessert is at its best within 30 minutes of assembly.
Almond Cake with Mixed Berries
Tara Stevens bakes berries into this exceptionally nutty cake to add sweetness.
Strawberry Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Cream
Pastry chef Michelle Polzine makes her riff on strawberry shortcake with sweet, intensely flavored Seascape strawberries and fragrant Meyer lemon cream. But Seascapes and Meyer lemons overlap seasonally for only a few weeks. Once they're gone, Polzine says, standard lemons are also terrific.
Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries
Many versions of this dessert, made by soaking sponge cake in condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream, are too sweet and wet. This one from chef Soledad Correa of Casa Silva is perfect, with just a hint of cinnamon.
3-2-1 Hidden Ice Cream Strawberry Shortcakes
Ice cream whiz Jeni Britton Bauer uses melted vanilla ice cream in her flaky, delicious biscuits.
Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake
Gerard Craft tops spring's first strawberries with batter and bakes them until the fruit is warm and jammy and the cake is airy, with a wonderful, crisp crust.
Strawberry Shortcake with Star Anise Sauce
Sherry Yard, the pastry chef at Spago in Beverly Hills, California, loved strawberry shortcake as a kid, even though her mother made it with "plain old pound cake," she says. Since then, Yard has improved the recipe with a (formerly) secret trio of ingredients--high-quality white chocolate in the batter, creme fraiche and heavy cream in the icing--which make this all-American dessert especially rich and moist.