Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bake Along #21 - Fresh Strawberry Cake with White Chocolate Chips

This is one lovely cake , a good snacking cake that i have enjoyed eating. Me, Joyce and Zoe have agreed to this choice for our bake along and i  like how the strawberries were sliced and mixed in through the cake. I'm also glad that the slices did not all sink to the bottom of the cake and that my cake did not turn out pink, the little tip is that to toss the strawberries with a little flour before folding them into the batter. Moist and not too rich, i would think many of you here would enjoy eating this too.

Recipe ( from Cake Keepers Cakes by Lauren Chattman)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup sour cream ( i used yogurt this time)
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest ( omitted )
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
187gm unbleached all purpose flour ( i used cake flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda ( i used 1/2 tsp)
1/4 tsp salt
85gm unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar ( used 100gm)
8 oz strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks ( used 100gm)

1.Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease an 8 inch square baking poan and dust with flour, knocking out any extra. Combine the egg, egg yolk, sour cream, lemon zest and vanilla in a large glass and lightly beat. Combine 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and cream with an electric mixer on medium high speed until flufy, abt 3mins, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
3.With the mixer on low speed, pour the egg mixture into the bowl in a slow stream, stopping the mixer once or twice to scrape down the bowl.
4.Put the mixer on low speed and add the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, scarping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. After the last addition, mix for 30seconds on medium speed.
5.Combine the strawberries and remaining 1/4 cup of flour in a med bowl and toss to coat. Fold the flour covered strawberries along with the white chocolate chips onto the batter.
6.Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake until the cake is golden and a cake tester inserted in comes out clean, 45-50 minutes. Let the cake cool in pan for 5 mins, invert cake and turn right side up on a rack to cool completely. Cut into 9 squares and serve.

Have you try making creme brulee? I'm excited cos i havent made them before and i will be making them soon. If you also want to try making creme brulee,  join us for our next bake along on April 10, 2012.
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  1. This is my 2nd strawberry cake ! hahaha It looks really yummy ! 'tis always my fave combination ;)

  2. Oh yum, I think I want to bake this later. But can I use frozen strawberries? Too lazy to go get fresh ones now, heehee. Live the golden brown top and tender moist look of the interior.....drools!

  3. The cake looks very moist.. and i like the evenly brown top ! Somthing that my oven always has problems with.. haha !

  4. anne: thanks!i know you love strawberries cake and all your strawberries cheesecakes looks really good!

    bee2: gd morning. Sure you can but you may have difficult slicing them unless you thaw them. Then again,that will probably cause the berries to bleed a little in the cake if i'm not wrong.

  5. Oh, so this is what you made with the straws.
    Hehehehe. Just in time for your event.

  6. I love your golden crust too! Great looking cake indeed:D

  7. all of you baking this Lena are amazing!! Love yours too!!

  8. Good morning, Lena! Yup, this is indeed a lovely cake, the best thing I love to look is the crust! hehehe! Love the brown and even colour! Creme brulee coming up soon, I "sudah makan, sedap...!!"

  9. i also want to try this cake.i got many extra strawberry....yesterday i plan want to make creme brulee...it is a yummy desserts......

  10. Totally agree with you, Lena! This cake is not too rich and very moist. The best thing is the fresh strawberries did not make the cake soggy and is simply beautiful. I really love the perfect balance of this recipe.

  11. eileen@hundred eighty degreesMarch 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Very nicely browned! I'm sure this taste great, especially the golden crust top!

  12. The strawberry cake looks very soft and moist.

  13. This must be real good and yummy. I love fruit inside cakes.

  14. your strawberry cake looks yummy and soft, lena...eat together with a cup of coffee, hhmmm so shiok! ^^

  15. Lena:
    Wah, I've been seeing different versions of strawberry cake with white chocolate chip!Hmmm, don't know whether should ask for 1 or 2 pieces here, hahaha!

  16. I dont mind having a few pieces for my tea break :))) hinting hinting la :) well done...love it!

  17. hi Lena, your cake looks so inviting!
    very perfectly done, good job!

  18. Strawberry cake is my favourite cake and chocolate, especially the white one is my favourite snack. This is so good with a cup of tea!

  19. Hi Lena, your strawberry cake look extremely good. Love the combo of chocolate chips and strawberry. Beautiful clik. ;)

    Have a nice day.

  20. er 2 slices of cake deliver to Bukit Jalil please.... LOL .... Mine coming up soon ... I gotta " yay I make it for bake along this time " ;)

  21. funny enough, i realised i haven't used strawberries in bakes often enough! Your cake looks so moist Lena! I would love a slice with coffee.

  22. I can't wait to take it for a spin with this recipe!

  23. My God Lena, are fantastic, made me salivate :)
    Kisses dear.

  24. OMG...Strawberry cake? Sign me up!

  25. Nothing better than a good snacking cake...except maybe making and sharing it with friends. I just saw Jeannie's on Baking Diary. It looks amazing Lena.

  26. I love strawberry cake--the tart--and the sweet--white chocolate. Great for snacks, and with a strawberry sauce could be dressed up for company!

  27. Wow everybody's cakes look SO good. your pics are fab.
    I guess everyone is cutting down the sugar in the recipe.

  28. I like fresh fruits with cake, yummy!

  29. Hi Lena-your strawberry cake is amazing, and totally droolworthy! You are so right, it's not too sweet, just the right amount of sweetness. I love that you used cake flour instead of the all purp.
    Photos are lovely, as well...just can't get over the moistness of this cake that I would eat every day with my morning coffee:DDD

  30. What a fantastic cake!Well done,my dear Lena!Greetings from Greece!

  31. I love this cake, it's so light, moist and fluffy that I can't stop snacking them! Can't wait to try making creme brulee... first time making them!

  32. joyce@chunky: yes, sometimes my oven got the same problem, especially for breads that i will need to move the tray up and around.

    wendy: yes, these are the ones that you gave me!

    jeannie: yours look very good too, infact i think my cake and yours look most alike!

    gloria: thanks gloria, you are doing great at your blog!

    angeline: thanks your cake is looks very nice too!

    joyce: you banyak cepat sudah buat creme brulee? hopefully i can make them by next week!

    hody: hi, yeah do try it someday, it's a very nice cake! have you made the creme brulee? will drop by your blog soon. thanks for coming by!

    zoe: yes, i like it that it's light and moist and the pretty pink colour of the strawberries!

    eileen: thanks, it's a delicious snacking cake!

    chris: it is. you can give it a try someday.

    sheohyan: next time maybe you can try making these too, quite simple.

    sherleen: yes, with kopi, shiok shiok! LOL!

    jessie: ah, i give you 3 pieces!!

    elin: ok, i got your hint! *wink wink*

    alice: thanks, i think all of us have baked this very well!

    yvonne: it's is moist and very nice, give it a try someday! sure you can bake this!

    amelia: thanks, amelia. the sweetness is just nice and the cake is very moist and soft which i like.

    abby: oh, you making this? cant wait to see yours..late night baking again??

  33. daphne: you know , i rarely baked with just strawberries alone and if i remember correctly, this is also my first solo strawberry cake!

    loveforfood: hope you like it!

    duxa: thanks, you are so nice!

    kristin: hi, how are you? thanks for coming by, would love to visit you soon.

    Lyndsey: i think all of us who had baked this cake enjoyed it very much and all of their cakes look very nice as well!

    janet: hi, thanks for leaving a comment and yes, strawberry sauce would be fabulous. will be visiting you soon.

    simplebaking: yes, i think all of us reduced the amt of sugar, thnks for baking with us , your cake looks pretty!

    cass: hi, thanks for coming by! me too like fruits in them.

    elisabeth: hi, very glad to see you. Cake flour is very common here and if can, i'll try to use cake flour for all of my cakes, i find that they give softer texture to the cakes. Thank you !

    Lenia: thanks dear!

    jasline: me too, am getting excited making creme brulee but need to chk the internet first, no recipes on hand!!

  34. Wow, this looks absolutely to die for! I make very few cakes because no one in my house will eat it. You see,they are too lazy to cut their own slices,so I usually end up eating the whole thing myself.. Maybe if I pre-cut them like yours. But this isn't going to stop me from making this one. I would not mind eating the whole thing!

  35. Lena, when Wendy mentioned that you live 40 minutes away from her place, I was guessing could it be Ipoh? Bingo! So you do live in Ipoh, great, next time we can meet up. My mum lives in Taiping. On my last trip back to M'sia, we went to Fu San twice!You can tell me where else is good to eat in Ipoh!

  36. I am making this saturday- come rain or shine I am making this. I have everything and did I mention I am making this? :)

  37. Oh wow....this looks really delicious It looks so moist and beautiful with the strawberries scattered throughout. I need to keep some strawberries to make this. But they always all end up in my tunny :P

  38. cathleen: i understand what you mean, yeah..it will take sometime to finish a cake..maybe can bake it cupcakes , it's easier to giveaway!

    jessie: i didnt know you're malaysian, i thought you're a singaporean! sure no problem, let me know the next time you are back!!

    jessica: you are always so funny..always make me smile reading your comments!!

    marymoh: yes, must hide some strawberries first especially if those are very nice and sweet ones,if not, want to make starwberry cake, then tak jadi!

  39. I got all the ingredients. Going to make this tomorrow to take with me to my dinner with my classmates. Thanks for sharing. MUAX!!

  40. Can I also use frozen strawberries in this recipe?

    1. shldnt be a problem, you may want to thaw them a bit