Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

strawberry marble cake

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Junia Sonier
Houston, TX

I love strawberries and I love cake so I decided to make this. I made this cake for my birthday. It came out great and everyone in the house loved it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

They say all good things come to those who wait... this cake recipe has a few steps and the outcome is beautiful and delicious. The cake itself is moist, fluffy, and rich with strawberry flavor marbled in. Junia's cream cheese frosting is creamy with a hint of strawberry flavor and amazing. Not only tasty, but this cake is also beautiful when you cut a slice and the marble effect appears. Perfect for any special occasion.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8-10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For strawberry marble cake

  • CAKE
  • 6-10
    strawberries, fresh
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
  • 1 oz
    red food coloring
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    butter softened
  • 4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp
    strawberry extract
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1-3
    red food coloring drops (optional)

How To Make strawberry marble cake

  • 1
    For the cake, preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Line bottoms of 3 8-inch pans with paper. Grease and flour sides.
  • 3
    Puree strawberries and set aside.
  • 4
    Mix flour, baking soda, and salt set aside.
  • 5
    Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  • 6
    Add flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, beating until well blended after each addition.
  • 7
    Beat egg whites in another large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until peaks form.
  • 8
    Gently stir into batter. Pour half of batter in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • 9
    Add food coloring and pureed strawberries to the other half and mix well.
  • 10
    Pour evenly into prepared pans alternating between red and white in each pan, making sure to have an even amount in each pan.
  • 11
    Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into centers come out clean. Immediately run spatula between cakes and sides of pans.
  • 12
    Cool 15 minutes; remove cakes from pans. Remove paper. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • 13
    For the frosting, mix cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, strawberry extract, vanilla, and milk together.
  • 14
    Add 1-3 drops of food coloring for color (optional). Let sit for 15-30 minutes.
  • 15
    After cake has cooled, frost bottom layer.
  • 16
    Place the second layer on top and frost.
  • 17
    Place top layer and frost top and sides covering any trace of cake. Decorate top with strawberries if desired.