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Strawberry Buttermilk Cake 

Strawberry is one of my favorite fruits and one of my favorite flavorings to enjoy for anything. If you love strawberries, then you will love this Strawberry Buttermilk Cake. The buttermilk in this cake makes the cake super soft and fluffy.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry buttermilk cake
Servings: 9 servings
Author: Jill


  • 1 9in cake pan


  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 C flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 C strawberries hulled and cut in half
  • ¼ C sugar to sprinkle on top
  • Fresh whipped cream to top when serving
  • Sliced strawberries to top when serving


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray the cake pan with pam baking spray
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Using a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract until combined and fluffy
  • Beat the eggs in, one at a time until combined
  • Alternate between the buttermilk and the dry ingredients and beat until fully combined after each ingredient mixed in
  • Spread half of the batter evenly into the cake pan
  • Spread half of the cut strawberries into the top of the batter
  • Spread the remaining batter on top of the strawberries and top using the remaining strawberries
  • Sprinkle the ¼ C sugar on top
  • Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until a light golden brown
  • Remove and allow to cool completely
  • Top with fresh whipped cream and sliced strawberries
  • Enjoy!