Strawberry Bundt Cake

Yield: 14 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It’s the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: The cake itself has a light strawberry flavor but the glaze is where it really packs that strawberry punch!
Texture: The cake is light, fluffy, and soft yet sturdy enough to hold up that ultra thick glaze.
Ease: Much easier than a layer cake, or even cupcakes!
Pros: Easy and beautiful fresh crowd-pleasing dessert perfect for any potluck, BBQ, or get together.
Cons: None!
Would I make this again? Definitely, I might add some lemon zest to the cake batter and glaze next time for a Strawberry Lemonade flavor.

Sometimes recipe ideas come to me in strange ways. It might be a highly specific component of a recipe or even a very precise ingredient that sparks a new baking creation.

For this recipe it was my desire to use up some freeze-dried strawberries I had found in the back of my pantry. It may seem like an odd ingredient, but I always see them at Trader Joe’s or Target next to the other dried fruits (like raisins).

Once I had an ingredient in mind, a specific mental picture instantly popped into my head. An ultra luscious and thick (naturally) bright pink strawberry glaze that would set with a beautiful sheen and crackle slightly when sliced. Don’t ask me where these ideas come from, this is just how my mind works and it’s why I’m so grateful that this is actually my job!

This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It's the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.

At first I actually thought I would just make up the glaze and pour it over an existing bundt cake recipe, like my Lemon Bundt Cake or even this Chocolate Bundt Cake. Hello, Strawberry Lemonade Cake! OR, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake!

This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It's the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.

I’ll probably still try that (the latter sounds so good right?!) but for now I wanted to honor the fact that the weather is warming up by staying focused on the strawberries. I had actually just scored a bunch of insanely sweet strawberries from the farmer’s market and knew I had to use them in a recipe.

This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It's the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.

So that’s how this Strawberry Bundt Cake was born!

I personally don’t enjoy the texture of pieces of fresh fruit baked into a cake, so I didn’t include any chopped strawberries in the cake batter. However, if you want to amplify the strawberry texture even more feel free to add 3/4 cup chopped strawberries to the batter in addition to the puree!

This light, fluffy, and flavorful Strawberry Bundt Cake is made with a fresh strawberry puree and absolutely no artificial colors or flavors! It's the perfect easy yet crowd-pleasing spring or summer cake.

How to Prevent Bundt Cake from Sticking

There’s absolutely nothing worse than spending a bunch of time, energy, and ingredients on a cake only to have it stick to the pan. This is my favorite bundt pan* that cooks beautifully and doesn’t stick.

In the below video I detail my best tips for bundt cake that glides out of the pan perfectly. I also share some tricks for releasing a cake that’s already stuck:

More Bundt Cake Recipes:

Photos by Lauren J. Photography.

How to make
Strawberry Bundt Cake

Recipe By Tessa Arias, Handle the Heat
Yield: 14 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook: 1 hour

About Tessa...

Tessa is a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. She loves to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. She's on a mission to make the world a more unapologetically DELICIOUS place. Tessa lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

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4 Responses to “Strawberry Bundt Cake”

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    Bob Brown — April 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    In the Strawberry Bundt Cake recipe, sour cream is one of the ingredients. Could Greek yogurt be substituted? I always have yogurt around but not usually any sour cream.

    5.0 rating

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      Tessa — April 21, 2018 at 10:57 am

      Yes, full fat Greek yogurt should work!

  2. #
    sabrina — April 24, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    gorgeous, perfect party serving! So much fun and nice no stick reminder too, thank you!

  3. #
    Carmen — May 5, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    Thank you for all your delicious recipes, and all the great information that you share with us. It is greatly appreciated.

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