Strawberry Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers


It's the same for many people, but these past two months have been busy. 

Not just normal busy. Busy busy.

So busy that I forgot about blogging last month.

So when I was looking at the choices for a Cake Slice Bakers bake, I wanted something easy. Something that I was pretty sure would go over well. Really, that's been almost every recipe from Candace Floyd's Little Everyday Cakes. These treats are easy-peasy to throw together, homey, and delicious. And so tiny that you just want to pinch their widdle bitty cheeks. 

"Who's a cute little cake? YOU are!"

I chose this Strawberry Cake, and I was not disappointed!

Except when I went to the grocery store to get the ingredients.

The usually ubiquitous cartons of strawberries were nowhere to be found in Walmart. They didn't have a single fresh strawberry.

Not. A. Single. Doggone. One. #FirstWorldProblems

So I used frozen, and I think it turned out fine. 

In the cookbook, the cake was decorated with sliced strawberries. Since I didn't have any, I just used some freeze-dried sliced strawberries that I found in the snack section. I colored a little bit of the cream cheese frosting green, and made some leaves and twirly, vine-y things. Cream cheese frosting isn't really the best for decorating, but what it lacks in holding it's shape it makes up for in flavor. You just can't beat cream cheese frosting, imho.

The cake batter calls for 3 T of cornstarch, which, presumably, helps to absorb some of the liquid from the strawberries. The only thing I didn't love about this cake was that all the strawberries sank to the bottom and formed kind of a "little too moist" layer.

See what I mean?

Maybe if the strawberries were pureed, they would be more evenly distributed. I might try that next time.

But the flavor was awesome. It was moist, delicate, and perfectly complemented by the frosting.

Waiting patiently

The verdict ranged from "Really good!" to "Pretty good" (I'll take it from that picky child!), and a "Diff frosting's good!"

So try out this Strawberry Cake! Chances are good your grocery store will have strawberries ;)

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

Follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages where you can find all of our cakes, as well as inspiration for many other cakes. You can also click on the thumbnail pictures below to take you to each of our cakes. If you have a blog and are interested in joining The Cake Slice Bakers and baking along with us, please send an email to thecakeslicebakers at gmail dot com for more details.

The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for August 2021 were ~ 

Butterscotch Pecan Loaf

Strawberry Cake

Peach or Mango Upside Down Cake


  1. Nice to know you can do this with frozen strawberries. Now we can make it all year round. Good call.

  2. Those photos of the kids are adorable!! I'm looking forward to trying this one.

  3. You're a hoot! Always enjoy your posts. :)

  4. Your cake is beautiful! And since 3 our of 3 kids agree with this review, we'll have to give it a try in our house as well!


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