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Recipe: Strawberry soured cream cake with cheesecake frosting


This cake is one of my favourites and the strawberries make it the ultimate summer cake. I’ve previously made it with blueberries and with a raspberry blueberry combination.
strawberry cakeRecipe adapted from BBC Good Food.


175g soft (dairy-free) butter
175g caster sugar
3 large eggs
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps vanilla extract
150ml soured cream
450g strawberries
200g cream cheese
100g icing sugar

Preparation method

1. Preheat the oven to 160C and line a 20cm springform cake tin with non-stick baking paper.

2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla in a bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes until lighter in colour and well mixed. Beat in 4 tbsp soured cream. Quarter the strawberries and fold 350g of them into the batter.

3. Tip the mixture into the tin and spread it level. Bake for 50 minutes until it is risen, feels firm to the touch and springs back when lightly pressed. When the cake is cool enough to handle, take it out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

4. To make the frosting, beat the soft cheese with the icing sugar and the remaining soured cream in a bowl until smooth. Spread over the cooled cake and scatter with the remaining strawberries. The cake will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

10 thoughts on “Recipe: Strawberry soured cream cake with cheesecake frosting

  1. Yum! Looks delicious

  2. Oh my word – looks amazing!

  3. Looks good!! I wonder if I could adapt it to be dairy-free…

    • Thanks! :) I always use dairy-free butter and I’m sure dairy-free soured cream would work in the cake as well. So the only thing I would be wary of substituting is the cream cheese. It might work though. Or you could make an altogether different frosting.

      • Thanks, I’ll look around for substitutes and try to find a dairy-free frosting that would work well (would simple sugar frosting alter the recipe too much? I can’t think of something creamy that would be dairy-free and tasty) I’ll keep you posted about the outcomes :)
        Side note. I saw despicable me 2 today – dunno if that’s your kind of film – and the character of Lucy made me think of you so much, it seems her hair was copied from yours directly!

  4. I am actually going to make this cake, a rare occurrence indeed!
    It looks so simple it would be rude not to.
    Loving your blog xxx

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