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The BEST French Strawberry cake cut into slices.

The BEST French Strawberry Cake

Kristy Monroe
This French Strawberry Cake recipe is so easy to make and perfect as a delicious spring or summer treat! Light, fluffy, and perfectly moist on the inside, strawberries throughout the cake, and a crackly top with a layer of sugar to finish it off. This cake is beautifully elegant and the best for any occasion!
5 from 19 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 368 kcal


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened about 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 16 ounces strawberries, sliced about 2 cups


  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a 9-inch springform pan (or cake pan) with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl (or stand mixer), whip together the softened butter and sugar for about 4-5 minutes, until the mixture is pale yellow.
  • Add in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually add in the flour mixture and sour cream, alternating one at a time, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix well between each addition.
  • Fold in the sliced strawberries.
  • Pour the cake batter into the pan and spread to smooth.
  • Sprinkle the granulated sugar topping (3 Tablespoons) evenly over the batter.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the top begins to lightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool completely, then remove from the pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar (optional), cut into slices, and enjoy!
Keyword French Strawberry Cake