Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Free&Easy Bake Along ~ Fresh Strawberry with White Chocolate Chips Cake

Above: trying out my new Oval shaped pan!
This recipe gave me one whole cake with 3 cupcakes!

Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips
(Recipe from Cake Keeper Cakes by Lauren Chattman)

Ingredients  (Makes one 8 inch square cake)
1 egg
1 egg yolk
½ cup sour cream
½ tsp grated lemon zest
2 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups all purpose flour
1½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
6 tbsp (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar (suggest you use less cos it was a tad too sweet)
8 ounces strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks

Method - Topping
Heat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan and dust it with flour, knocking out the excess.

Combine the egg, egg yolk, sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla in a large measuring jug and beat lightly. Combined 1¼ cups of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric whisk on medium high speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides when necessary.

With the mixer on medium low speed, pour the egg mixture into the bowl in a slow stream, stopping the mixer once or twice to scrape down the bowl.

Turn the mixer to low speed and add the flour mixture, ½ cup at a time. After the last addition mix for 30 seconds on medium speed.

Combine the strawberries and remaining ¼ cup flour in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Fold the flour covered berries along with the chocolate chips into the batter using a spatula.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake the cake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let the cake cool ion the pan for about 5 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack and then turn it right side up to cool completely.

Cut into squares and serve.


  1. Hi Emily,
    New pan? Great! I need an oval one too! hehehe, been trying not to buy anymore pans, not unless I can help it! This is a lovely moist cake, yes definitely reduce on the sugar! Thank you for baking along with us, see you in creme brulee? :0)
    Have a lovely day!

  2. Great looking loaf! So tall! love the oval shape too, but better not buy anymore pans, too many already!

  3. The cake looks great and so tall :). love the oval pan

  4. thanks for baking this again for the event! pans??ooh, can never get enuf of them!!

  5. Hiya Joyce, Jeannie, Anuja and Lena!

    Love love love my oval pan! If there is a size bigger or a size smaller I will buy them too - can nest up for storage mah! LOL

    The cake rose 1 inch above the pan making it quite tall; don't panic cos while the cake pop out easy it was soft; hence I left it to cool on its side!

    Creme brulee? no problemo - my spanky new blow torch is waiting! heehee!

  6. Hi Emily,

    I thought the sweetness is ok for me and my family. I think that the strawberries will absorb the sweetness a bit depending on the sweetness and juiciness of the strawberries.

    Maybe I should buy an oval pan too :p