I made this for my husbands birthday, and was VERY disappointed. He said it was good, but he was just being nice... Days later nobody has had a second piece, so I'm going to toss it out. It was WAY overly sweet, had a weird texture, and the actual cake part didn't taste much like strawberries. It stuck in the pans, and yes, I greased and floured them well. I'm not a novice baker, I just wanted to try a new strawberry cake recipe instead of my normal one. I followed the directions 100% to the T and it just wasn't tasty at all. GL
This was wonderful! I'm not sure what some of the reviewers are talking about the cake being too dry...the only thing I can think is they didn't sift the flour before measuring it. I almost did that and put about 1/3 cup flour back. I LOVED this cake - sending it to work with by boyfriend tomorrow. The strawberry flavor was perfect!
We had a bunch of strawberries from a picking outing and wanted to try something different. This was delish! And so simple. We added a lot more powdered sugar to the glaze to make an icing and what really made it over the top, the juice of half a lime in the icing. OMG. So fresh tasting!
We paired it with a scoop of Pistachio ice cream. An awesome pairing! I highly recommend it
This is the first time I've been compelled to write a review. This cake is amazing and so easy to make! So moist and delicious with fresh strawberry flavour. I served it at a dinner party recently and people thought I was a culinary genius.
I had high hopes for this recipe. I wanted to make it for my daughter's first bday, but I really wasn't impressed. I like the strawberry flavor and the glaze is awesome. I didn't like the texture. It is too heavy and muffin like (as others have mentioned) I also found that it wasn't moist enough. Overall it was just ok.
Alright, I like the flavor of the cake but the crumb/texture is dry and odd looking. It is not soft. I reduced the sugar to 1 cup. But everything else is the same.
My first time making anything with strawberries, let alone fresh ones, and I am glad that I picked this recipe. So easy and delicious. Cake was moist, and tender. A little sweet so next time I would halve the sugar. There was a lot of glaze left, so I would halve that too. Wonderful recipe, thank you for sharing.
Simply delicous! I made 6 small loaves instead of one cake, and gave them away as gifts with a chocolate-dipped strawberry on top. They were a huge hit and wonderful! The fresh strawberry taste really comes through!
Great cake! I kept one for ourselves and shared another with friends. We all liked it. I wasn't sure in the directions if I was supposed to stack the cakes for layers and the picture didn't look like it so I just gave the 2nd away. We love fresh strawberries and the flavor was super. The powdered sugar in my glaze was a bit on the lumpy side too, don't know what caused it but it did nothing to deter from the yummy taste. Glad we tried it!
After all these fabulous reviews, I confess I was a little disappointed. It was good, don't get me wrong. I used whole wheat flour, as I do for practically everything. I also cut the sugar way back - to 1 cup. With the glaze it was still on the borderline of being too sweet. I was also pretty generous with the strawberries, but I still didn't find the strawberry flavour all that pronounced. I had some problems with the glaze being lumpy; I suspect the butter could have been omitted. Still, this was a nice cake overall.