Summer in a Slice: Irresistible Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe


Imagine a sunny day, a gentle breeze, and a slice of heaven on your plate. That’s what our Strawberry Lemonade Cake offers. This cake is a harmonious blend of sweet strawberries and zesty lemon, reminiscent of sipping on a refreshing glass of strawberry lemonade. Perfect for spring and summer gatherings, this cake is not just a dessert; it’s an experience. Its light, airy texture combined with the tangy-sweet flavors makes it a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just craving something sweet, this cake promises to deliver joy in every bite. Let’s embark on this culinary adventure and bring the essence of summer to your table.


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup whole milk

For the Strawberry Lemonade Filling:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For the Strawberry Lemonade Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, pureed


Making the Cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Prepare two 8-inch round cake pans by greasing and flouring them.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then add vanilla extract and lemon zest.
  5. Alternately mix in the dry ingredients and milk, starting and ending with dry ingredients.
  6. Divide the batter into the pans, smoothing the tops.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans, then transfer to a wire rack.

Making the Filling:

  • Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook until thickened, then cool.

Making the Frosting:

  • Beat butter, then gradually add powdered sugar, lemon juice, zest, and strawberry puree.

How to Prepare

  1. Assemble the Cake: Place one layer on a plate, spread filling, then top with the second layer.
  2. Frost: Apply frosting on the top and sides.
  3. Garnish: Add lemon zest and fresh strawberries if desired.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Baking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1.5-2 hours


  • Serves 8-10


  1. Can I use frozen strawberries? Yes, thaw them first and drain any excess liquid.
  2. How do I store the cake? Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  3. Can I make this cake gluten-free? Substitute all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend.
  4. Can I reduce the sugar? Yes, but it may affect the texture and sweetness.
  5. Can I prepare this cake in advance? Yes, bake the cake a day ahead and assemble before serving.


Our Strawberry Lemonade Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of summer in every slice. The balance of sweet strawberries and tart lemon creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. It’s the perfect ending to a warm day or a special treat to brighten any occasion. With its visually appealing presentation and irresistible taste, this cake is sure to win hearts. So, don your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to whip up this delightful dessert that’s bound to become a new favorite!