Strawberry Cake – For My Valentine

I fell in love with strawberries anew!

Who can say they have never been seduced by the red freshness and plump juiciness?

Look at that!

Absolute poetry.

Absolute love.

Absolute lust.

And I rediscovered this aphrodisiac over the weekend when I saw a recipe on foodgawker.com. And it struck me – What a perfect way to pamper my M, especially with the one-year-long-distance-heartache that is about to follow in a few months. I have decided it will be weekend-after-weekend of culinary pleasure for my better half in the coming weeks.

The recipe I am going to post now is phase-1. :) I adapted the ingredients and steps from ShootsAndRoots.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cake (Tried and Tested!):

Ingredients:

It cannot get simpler than this. One of the easiest and quickest cakes I have ever baked. Trust me!

  • 1/4 cup canola or plain vegetable oil
  • 1 cup plain flour (maida) – not self rising, just all-purpose.
  • 1 and 1/2 full teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 250 grams strawberries, cut into quarters

Procedure:

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Mix the egg, milk, vinegar and oil in a big bowl.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Add the flour and baking powder, and mix well with a whisk till smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a round baking dish, which has been buttered or oiled a bit on the sides and bottom to prevent the cake from sticking. I ended up using a pie-pan. It looked cuter in it :)
  • Now mix one tablespoon sugar with the quartered strawberries. Arrange the strawberries on the top of the batter, pushing each piece of strawberry in a bit into the batter.
  • Bake it in the oven at 180 degrees for 60 minutes or till the cake is done and a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

The consistency is just right – light and crumbly and moist-jammy when you hit a strawberry. Beautiful and easy to make. I am going to bake it when I have guests coming over next for sure.

Serve!

And fall in love all over again..

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36 Responses

  1. This cake looks delightful and definitely perfect for V day! Yum.

  2. Really perfect for Valentine’s. This cake speaks of nothing but love. Okay, perhaps sweetness, and passion and beauty…Well, everything February is about. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yum! Look at this cake. I love the flavors. What a scrumptious way to celebrate.

  4. This looks great! I am going to have to make it. Quick questions – there is an empty bullet point between the oil and the flour in the list of ingredients, is something missing or was that just an extra bullet point? Thanks for posting!

  5. What a great looking cake, and strawberries definitely speak of love and romance. Perfect for Valentines Day :-)

  6. I think the seduction to distraction from your work has made you great chef. btw Kosu rocks. Awesome blog.

  7. All purpose or self rising flour? Looks so good!!

  8. Happy to see you liked my very slight changes! Its a great idea for Valentines day!

  9. Question: I put a whole bunch of strawberries in the freezer a few months back…do you think they would be too mushy to use in this recipe?

  10. This strawberry cake looks like a pie, the way it was presented, it looks good. Found some interesting cakes at everything-cake site where it has a lot of cake recipes to choose from.

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  14. This was so easy and so incredibly good! Thank you for the recipe…I’ll be making this often!

  15. How many servings is this cake? just for two?

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  17. I just finished baking this cake it is simply delicious thanks for the recipe! :)

  18. wondering why vinegar in the cake, does it have a purpose as am allergic to vinegar but love the look of the cake?.
    Tnanks for any info on this

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  20. Love! This looks really wonderful. :)

  21. 180c equals 356f

  22. Should it be refrigerated?

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