Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. What could be more delicious than a fresh piece of strawberry shortcake with coffee in early summer? The red fruits are in season. And with them again the strawberry shortcake. You can buy it ready-made at the bakery for a lot of money. Or you can simply make it yourself. With this simple recipe for strawberry cake, it is ready in a short time and simply irresistible.
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Ingredients for a simple strawberry cake
You need: 125 grams flour, ½ packet baking powder, 100 grams sugar, 1 packet vanilla sugar, 4 eggs, 3 tablespoons sunflower oil, 1 pinch salt, 1 kilo strawberries, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1 packet red icing, 2 tablespoons sugar, 250 milliliters water
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This is how the strawberry cake is made
This is how it is done: Preheat the oven to 200 grams (top and bottom heat). Line a springform pan (26 cm) with parchment paper. Tip: If you moisten the baking paper and curl it, it is easier to shape afterwards.
Wash, trim and halve the strawberries. Sprinkle strawberries with sugar and set aside.
For the dough, mix flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add sugar, vanilla sugar, eggs, sunflower oil and salt and mix with the hand mixer to a smooth mass. Pour the batter into the springform pan, smooth it out and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Do a chopstick test: stick a toothpick into the cake. It is done when nothing attaches to the chopstick. Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool.
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Spread strawberries on the cake. Prepare a icing of cake frosting powder, sugar and water according to the instructions on the package and spread it quickly from the center of the fruit with a tablespoon. Let the cake icing set. Put the strawberry shortcake in the fridge until it is ready to serve. Enjoy the meal!
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Why are strawberries so healthy?
Due to the high water content, the berries have hardly any calories, but plenty of vitamins and nutrients. At 62 mg / 100 g, they contain more vitamin C than citrus fruits. The folic acid content and the content of the minerals potassium, iron, magnesium and calcium are also particularly high. In addition, strawberries fill you up quickly. This is because they also contain fiber, which has a satiating effect and reduces the rise in blood sugar after eating.