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Elegant Strawberries and Cream One-Bowl Cake

Stroll by any outdoor fruit stand at this time of year and you’ll enjoy the sweet perfume of fresh local strawberries! This easy dessert perfectly showcases strawberries' mesmerizing colour and flavour as they balance the mascarpone-rich cake batter. Elegantly plated with a pool of fresh strawberry sauce, this dessert will charm your dinner guests and delight your family and friends.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8


Cake batter:

  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries washed, hulled, and thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar + 1 tbsp for sprinkling on top of cake
  • 2 ounces milk
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Fresh mint leaves icing sugar, and fresh strawberries for garnish

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 ¾ cup fresh strawberries rinsed and sliced in half
  • 4 ounces sugar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Line bottom of 9” or 10” pan with parchment paper. Grease and flour bottom and sides. Set aside.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, beat eggs on high speed for a few minutes.
  • Slowly add sugar and beat until thick and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce speed and slowly add milk.
  • Add mascarpone a little at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in zest.
  • Add flour mixture by spoonful to egg mixture. Continue beating, scraping down the sides. Mixture will be thick.
  • Fold in half of the strawberries.
  • Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with remaining strawberries. Lightly press into batter and sprinkle with remaining 1 tbsp sugar.
  • Bake until toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. When cool, sift some icing sugar on top.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with fresh strawberry sauce and garnish with fresh mint.

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

  • While cake is baking, prepare sauce. Combine all ingredients in a medium nonreactive saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until strawberries are soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. If you prefer a seedless sauce, use an immersion blender to puree and then pass through a sieve.
Keyword cake, dessert, strawberry