Strawberry Bundt Cake
Yield: 14 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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:
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Photos by Lauren J. Photography.
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