Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips : Free And Easy Bake-Along #21

This is one lovely cake. I have chosen this cake for our 21st Bake-Along, one of the recipes that I have wanted to try out ever since I got my book, Cake Keeper Cakes. The name of the cake sounds really yummy, Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips.

The cake is really moist and soft. Love the bits of fresh strawberries scattered throughout the cake.

The top crust is really soft. As usual, I reduced the amount of sugar. 

This is great for tea-time and for a quick snack with a cup of tea.

Another keeper recipe from Cake Keeper Cakes.

I would probably make this without the white choc chips the next time, it is nice actually in this cake, but I'm not exactly a fan of white choc chips, preferring the real choc chips instead! :)

Please visit Lena and Zoe to see their bake and also visit our friends who has baked along with us in the linky below. Feel free to join in our Bake-Along, this linky will stay open from 27th March to 2nd April.


For our next Bake-Along, we will be baking based on a theme and our theme will be "Theme : Creme Brulee". Ever made any Creme Brulee before, or has it been on your list for ages? It certainly has been on my list of to do! Treat your family with some delicious homemade Creme Brulee and join us on 10th April, the linky will stay open right up to 16th April. See you!

Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips
(adapted from "Cake Keeper Cakes" by Lauren Chattman)
Serves 9
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup sour cream (I use homemade yoghurt)
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar (I use 140gm)
8 ounces strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks (I use 3/4 cup)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan and dust it with flour, knocking out any extra. Combine the egg, egg yolk, sour cream, lemon zest, and vanilla in a large glass measuring cup and lightly beat. Combine 1-1/4 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice as necessary.
  3. With the mixer on medium-low speed, pour the egg mixture into the bowl in a slow stream, stopping the mixer once or twice to scrape down the bowl.
  4. Turn the mixer on low speed and add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. After the last addition, mix for 30 seconds on medium speed.
  5. Combine the strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup of flour in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Fold the flour-covered berries along with the chocolate chips into the batter with a rubber spatula.
  6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake the cake until it is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely. Cut into 9 squares and serve.
  7. Store uneaten squares in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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  1. First I love your top soft crust..it is so nice....Mine was not that nice ad, after I invert the baking pan, but I forgot to turn it right up. After I realized, luckily the cake still looking good.

  2. I like the surface of the cake.. looks fine.
    and the crumb looks so tender.

  3. Looks soft and moist. Can I have a slice for tomorrow breakfast? :)

  4. Hey Joyce , this looks good, makes me feel so hungry now ;)

  5. this looks delicious! you can always tell its REAL & FRESH strawberry cake when its not that hot pink color! love it!

  6. I have never heard of a strawberry cake; I would love a taste with my cup of tea right now. Looks wonderfully good.

  7. This looks so delicious! I love the way this cake looks, especially the lovely brown top and not to mention, I LOVE white chocolate and strawberries.

  8. This strawberry cake sounds and looks delicious, like the idea of having pieces of strawberries...especially that it is strawberry season. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe and hope you have a great week ahead :)

  9. Ooh, I like how you included white chocolate chips. Yum!

  10. The cake looks awesome, even I wud prefer dark chocolate, I wish strawberry can hold on to its red color even after baking, it wud be even more prettier rt..

  11. This recipe is awesome! Great choice, Joyce!

    If I'm making this cake again, I will prefer to stick to white chocolate chip or chunks because it goes extremely well with the strawberries.

  12. The Hungarians make very similar cake only using Bing Cherries...very tasty indeed. I would not add the white chocolate chips either.

  13. totally agree, it's a very nice cake. Great choice, Joyce! Isnt it pretty that the strawberries turn slightly pink after baking?

  14. You've got very even crust, mine has got spots of white chocolate! I love the moistness of this cake but would omit the chocolates too if I were to make this again. Love the strawberries! :D

  15. eileen@hundred eighty degreesTuesday, March 27, 2012

    Joyce, this looks delicious! Like you I prefer dark chocolate chips..

  16. it has all my fav ingredients- strawberry and choco chips...Looks wonderful

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. Hi Joyce, I've been "eating" this cake from Lena; Jeannie; Alice & Zoe's place & finally I've landed here,haha! Yeah, the cake looks very moist!

    By the way, have you changed your profile picture. Not sure what was b4 but just saw abt this. Are those cocoa? Do you grow a cocoa tree at your backyard?

    1. Hi Jessie!
      You must be really "full" after all the eating! hahaha!
      My profile picture is the same, it is the picture of the Belimbing Tree which I grow at my backyard. If you would like to know more, you may hop over to my garden blog here http://mypottedgarden.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-belimbing-tree.html
      Have you eaten this fruit before, extremely sour and used mainly in cooking. Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

  18. From the picture, can tell the cake looks good. Very nicely baked too.

  19. your cake is very delicious looking Joyce
    this is indeed a keeper :)

  20. Joyce, this must be a very delicious cake... seen a few of blogger friends baking this already. Yours look really good and yummy !!

  21. The strawberries turned out in purple color. :) Yummy!

  22. Tan doradito y con fresas se ve muy bien.
    Un saludito

  23. It does look incredibly moist and soft :) I am allergic to strawberries, but I bet raspberries would be lovely as well...wonderful looking cake!
    Hope you are having a great week :)

  24. Love this strwberry cake, look delicious!

  25. This looks delicious! Strawberries will be in season here before long and this would be a wonderful way to use them. I agree with you on white chocolate :) Give me dark chocolate any day!

  26. It looks amazing!Kisses,dear!

  27. Your cake looks really delicious. And you have so many strawberry slices in one slice! I agree, I will add in some dark or milk chocolate chips in the future I make this cake! :)

  28. What a lovely cake. It looks moist and delicious and I know my family will enjoy it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  29. i love that you added in the white chocolate chips! I can only imagine how great that tastes alongside the moist sweet strawberries in the cake! It looks great!

  30. Love how well the strawberries are distributed in your cake! Just enjoyed a slice blog hopping!