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A simple and delicious Strawberry Buttermilk Cake (made with whole grain flour!) | via

Strawberry Buttermilk Cake

  • Author: Fork Knife Swoon
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 9-inch cake 1x



for the strawberry buttermilk cake

  • 1 cup whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup + 1 Tbsp organic cane sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk, well-shaken
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered

for serving

  • 2 cups fresh whipped cream
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved or quartered
  • 23 tsp organic cane sugar


for the strawberry buttermilk cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the spelt flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a standup mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and 2/3 cup sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about a minute. Beat in the vanilla and egg, until smooth and completely combined.
  4. Add the buttermilk and dry ingredients in three batches on low speed, alternating between each, and beating until just combined after each addition.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan, and use a spatula to spread evenly from edge to edge. Arrange the strawberries in an even layer on top, and sprinkle with the remaining 1 Tbsp sugar.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until just golden, and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then let cool completely on a baking rack.

for serving

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the sliced strawberries and sugar. Let sit for 20 or so minutes, until the strawberries have released their juices, and are syrupy and fragrant.
  2. When the cake has cooled, spread on a thick layer of whipped cream, then top with the macerated strawberries. Slice and serve immediately. Alternatively, serve the whipped cream and strawberries alongside the cake. Enjoy!