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strawberry buttermilk cake on a cake plate

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 289kcal
This Strawberry Buttermilk Cake is moist, soft, and so yummy! I love the light & simple flavor of this lemon strawberry cake. 
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  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar plus ¼ cup for sprinkling later
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 12 ounces 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced


  • Heat oven to 350°F and lightly spray a 9-inch spring form pan.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes or until light and fully. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Beat the eggs in, one at a time, and beat in the lemon juice, lemon zest and orange zest.
  • Stir together the sour cream and buttermilk.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, alternately, along with the sour cream/buttermilk mixture; begin and end with the flour mixture.
  • Mix just until the flour is incorporated.
  • Fold in the strawberries and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Smooth the top and sprinkle with ¼ cup granulated sugar.
  • Bake at 350°F 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The top should be golden, slightly crackled and should not jiggle.
  • Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and allow to cool 10 minutes. Run a thin knife along the edge to loosen any sticking edges. Remove the
  • outer ring of the springform pan and cool the cake completely before slicing.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg