Strawberry Doughnut Cake (and a creative giveaway!)

by Julie Ruble on April 27, 2014 · 32 comments

Strawberry Doughnut Cake
Strawberry Doughnut Cake

Strawberry Doughnut Cake

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking with strawberry glaze adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Yield: 8-10 servings

You’re going to be shocked by how delicious this super cute and super quick cake is. SHOCKED, I tell you!

Cake Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup water
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour
1 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze Ingredients:
5-6 strawberries, chopped
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1 tablespoon milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkles (optional)

To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the butter and water to a boil. In the meantime, in a separate large bowl, whisk together the cake flour and sugar before adding the eggs, sour cream, almond extract, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine. While mixing, slowly pour in the boiling butter and water mixture. Mix to combine completely. Your batter will be very runny. Pour the batter into a 10-inch cast iron skillet (alternatively, I think this would work fine in a 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out with a few moist crumbs (don’t wait for the top to get golden brown, necessarily — mine stayed pale). Cast iron skillet cook times can be variable, so check early and often. Cool completely.

To make the glaze: Put chopped strawberries and jam into a food processor or blender to puree. Pour into a medium bowl and mix in milk and vanilla extract. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar. Pour glaze over the cake to cover (I used most but not all of it) and top with sprinkles.

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Liz S. April 28, 2014 at 12:27 am

What a fabulous cake and clock!

For the giveaway: The product that my mom might enjoy from is the “Queen of everything” mug.


Linda April 28, 2014 at 12:54 am

Wonder Woman Circle & Stars Logo T Shirts From Zazzle would be a great gift idea for me from my kiddo and husband. I grew up watching Lynda Carter playing Wonder Woman and she was my childhood hero.


Lauren G. April 28, 2014 at 1:25 am

Loving the “Home is Wherever Mom Is” wrapping paper. It would be such a fun final touch on mother’s day gifts.


Ala April 28, 2014 at 4:44 am

I think I’d have to go with the invalid argument mug. This is the cutest donut cake ever, Julie!


cori April 28, 2014 at 6:04 am

I love the “home is wherever mom is” print. It’s super great and would make her feel wonderful.


Carrie D. April 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

They have such cute stuff! I really like the Vintage Chalkboard Look Monogram Compact Mirror.


Katie April 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

You have some of the BEST recipes I’ve ever tried, and I can’t wait to try this one, too! Doughnuts are my guilty pleasure :o)

As for the contest, I loved looking at the Mother’s Day ideas. My mom and mother in law would LOVE the Grandma is my name Spoiling is my game mug. My step mother would adore the Cat in Glasses Tote, she is a huge cat person (her and my dad have 4!) and she volunteers with a rescue in our state that goes around and provides food, winter shelters and spaying and neutering of feral cats. :o)


Beth Cato April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

My mom would love the photo collage print. She loves anything with her grandson on it.


Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction April 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

What a fun idea for a cake!


Tina W April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm

The next time my BF says he wants doughnuts I just might make him this cake instead!

And I love the Domestic Goddess apron Zazzle has for sale.


dee April 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

oh that cake.

as for zazzle, i ordered my mom a custom phone case for her new iphone for christmas with pics of all her grandkids on it, and the one thing i’ll suggest is using a protective skin on the case; the print has started to scratch away in some places (where i suspect her nails or rings are scratching the surface while holding the phone!) . i assume you can probably use something similar to the clear glass protector sheets, just on the back instead of the front.


Karla T April 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

I like the Horse Show Mom t-shirt and the Hydrangea 4511 Clock


Mahdi Martin April 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm

I love the customizable leggings! What a fun idea!


lisa neiman April 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm

donut coasters!!


Lynn @ The Actor's Diet April 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm

1st of all, that cake. WHAT. As for mother’s day gifts (thanks for the reminder) I’m digging the Wonderwoman Mug!


Kelly April 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm

I’d get my mother one of those “Mom’s Diner” clocks. It would replace the “Kitchen is Closed” sign she currently has.


Tamika April 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm

I would love the Mother’s Little Helper Flask


dina April 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm

what a fun idea! it’s so cute and looks good too!


MelodyJ April 29, 2014 at 2:56 am

The Super Mom Tee Shirt.


Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes April 29, 2014 at 3:07 am

Love this!! Perfect for a weekend breakfast!


Linda K. April 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

I like the Funny Mom coffee mug. Too funny.


Lacey April 29, 2014 at 9:38 am

My mother is muslim and wears hijab. She would love a monogram scarf to wrap with! Of course, I would have to cover it with rhinestones for her first ;)


Ashley April 29, 2014 at 10:34 am

I like the Rustic Country Wedding Programs and thank you stickers!


Kara April 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

Coffee mug that says, “Home is where my mom is.”


Haley April 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Love the “I’m not Bossy, I just know what you should be doing” tee.


Jaclyn Reynolds April 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Would love to get a mug for my mom and my mother in law!


Stephy April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

For the giveaway, I would buy one of the create your own watches. They are pretty awesome!


Cheryl Sullivan April 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I would enjoy a nice date night with the hubby.


Meg April 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I think my mom would love one of the serving trays! She always entertains when guests or family come over.


Marie April 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm

my mom would love the personalized photo necklace!


TamTam April 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm

My mom would love the “Wonder Woman” t-shirt!
I love your colorful doughnut decor :-D


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