Strawberry Doughnut Cake (and a creative giveaway!)

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)

Directions:
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 (donโ€™t wait for the top to get golden brown, necessarily โ€” 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.

32 Comments on Strawberry Doughnut Cake (and a creative giveaway!)

  1. Liz S.
    April 28, 2014 at 12:27 am (1 year ago)

    What a fabulous cake and clock!

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

    Reply
  2. Linda
    April 28, 2014 at 12:54 am (1 year ago)

    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.

    Reply
  3. Lauren G.
    April 28, 2014 at 1:25 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  4. Ala
    April 28, 2014 at 4:44 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  5. cori
    April 28, 2014 at 6:04 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  6. Carrie D.
    April 28, 2014 at 7:05 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  7. Katie
    April 28, 2014 at 8:00 am (1 year ago)

    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)

    Reply
  8. Beth Cato
    April 28, 2014 at 10:20 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  9. Tina W
    April 28, 2014 at 3:40 pm (1 year ago)

    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.

    Reply
  10. dee
    April 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm (1 year ago)

    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.

    Reply
  11. Karla T
    April 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  12. Mahdi Martin
    April 28, 2014 at 5:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the customizable leggings! What a fun idea!

    Reply
  13. lisa neiman
    April 28, 2014 at 6:58 pm (1 year ago)

    donut coasters!!

    Reply
  14. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet
    April 28, 2014 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  15. Kelly
    April 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  16. Tamika
    April 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm (1 year ago)

    I would love the Mother’s Little Helper Flask

    Reply
  17. dina
    April 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  18. MelodyJ
    April 29, 2014 at 2:56 am (1 year ago)

    The Super Mom Tee Shirt.

    Reply
  19. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
    April 29, 2014 at 3:07 am (1 year ago)

    Love this!! Perfect for a weekend breakfast!

    Reply
  20. Linda K.
    April 29, 2014 at 9:16 am (1 year ago)

    I like the Funny Mom coffee mug. Too funny.

    Reply
  21. Lacey
    April 29, 2014 at 9:38 am (1 year ago)

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reply
  22. Ashley
    April 29, 2014 at 10:34 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  23. Kara
    April 29, 2014 at 11:03 am (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  24. Haley
    April 29, 2014 at 12:39 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  25. Jaclyn Reynolds
    April 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  26. Stephy
    April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  27. Cheryl Sullivan
    April 29, 2014 at 6:03 pm (1 year ago)

    I would enjoy a nice date night with the hubby.

    Reply
  28. Meg
    April 29, 2014 at 10:12 pm (1 year ago)

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

    Reply
  29. Marie
    April 30, 2014 at 2:20 pm (1 year ago)

    my mom would love the personalized photo necklace!

    Reply
  30. TamTam
    April 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm (1 year ago)

    My mom would love the “Wonder Woman” t-shirt!
    I love your colorful doughnut decor ๐Ÿ˜€

    Reply

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