Thursday, July 23, 2015

Strawberry Cake #recipe @LucyBurdette @penguincozies


Yes indeed, the sixth Key West mystery, FATAL RESERVATIONS is definitely on bookshelves, probably one near you...

I'll pause for a minute to make sure you ordered your copy...and then on to celebrating with strawberry cake!


I told you about our amazing strawberry crop, and shared the recipe for strawberry daiquiris two weeks ago.

But another of our favorite creations was this easy but elegant looking strawberry cake.


2 cups cake flour 
one stick butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar 
half teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
2 eggs 
1 cup Greek yogurt, unflavored 
1 cup roughly chopped strawberries
About 15 halved strawberries 
2 teaspoons brown or turbinado sugar, for topping

Cream the butter with the sugar
Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Beat in the yogurt and vanilla. Mix the dry ingredients together and add them to the yogurt mixture, beating lightly.

Pre-heat the oven to 350°.

Butter an 8 x 8" baking dish.

Gently mix the chopped strawberries into the batter. Spread this into the buttered pan. 


Arrange the halved strawberries on top.

Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top.

Bake for 40-50 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see if the center is done.  

May be served with strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, or chocolate ice cream if you must. And definitely eat with a good book in hand! 

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  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. It looks so good! Thank you for the recipe.

  3. You're welcome Barbara and Jen--thanks for stopping over to our kitchen!

  4. Another beautiful winner! And the cake is good looking, too! Ha-ha Books, cakes, it's all wonderful.
    The close-up shot is particularly well done.

  5. You always post the yummiest recipes! I thought the raspberry angel food cake was delicious and can't wait to make this one, too! :-)

    1. so glad you enjoyed the raspberry angel Nicole. I heard on the news yesterday that eggs are in short supply, so we'd better make one right away:)

  6. I'm suffering from strawberry envy. This is my kind of treat!

  7. This looks good enough to eat.

  8. Oh yes! Thanks for this, The timing is perfect, Roberta/Lucy.



  9. thanks Krista, and Sue, and MJ--it was an enviously good crop, I must admit:)

  10. Now I will have to go get some Strawberries :).

  11. Sharon Baker slpetera@yahoo.comJuly 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Your books are so good. The recipes make them even better.