Strawberry Snack Cake Recipe

Our recipe for Fresh Strawberry Snack Cake is the perfect dessert for any time of the year. We use the finest, fresh strawberries that are chopped and added both to the batter and frosting, ensuring that the dessert is packed with flavor. We expect only rave reviews from everyone!   

Square pieces of strawberry cake, with frosting and a sliced strawberry on top.

The story behind the Snack Cake…

Thinking back to our childhood, snack cakes were usually store-bought (Entenmann’s Company being a popular choice)!  We remember the small, shallow, square-shaped chocolate or white cake which was easily cut into snack-size pieces.

This dessert was reserved for “company only” – certainly not for us kids to snack on!  That gave us the idea!  As teenagers, we baked desserts for our family and ourselves without waiting for guests to arrive!

With fond memories of those early days of baking,  we enjoyed sharing our recipes for strawberry pineapple crumble bars, raspberry lemon crumble bars and blackberry lemon crumble bars,  just to name a few. 

Like so many treats, this fresh strawberry snack cake is a delicious trip down memory lane for me, to share with you. 

A piece of snack cake on a small plate.

Its sweet flavor (the strawberries really “pop” in this little cake) will make it AMAZING! 

We hope you’ll agree. πŸ™‚

Some Baking Tips! 

  • No need to over-beat the cake batter, beat the strawberries-only until well combined.
  • If you prefer a thicker frosting, just beat in additional powdered sugar, about 1/4 cup increments, until you reach your desired consistency.

Ingredients for our Fresh Strawberry Snack Cake Recipe: (with affiliate links)

For this recipe, you will need a few staple ingredients, non-dairy milk, and fresh strawberries from your local market.  (red titles are links to Amazon)

Easy-To-Follow Directions to Make It: (*full recipe card below!)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176.7 C).   Line an 8 x 8-inch square cake pan with 2 sheets of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides. 

A photo of the square pan lined with parchment paper, and a photo of fresh chopped strawberries.

2.  In a large mixing bowl,  whisk and blend flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, oat milk, canola oil, vanilla extract, and egg until well blended.  

3.  Toss in 1 cup of fresh chopped strawberries, and beat with an electric mixer until well blended.  Do not overbeat.  Pour the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan.   

4.  Bake in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes or longer, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes.  Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the cake from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.  

Cake batter in square pan and a photo of fully baked cake.

5.  Make the frosting!  Beat all 4 ingredients on high speed for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the frosting is pink and creamy smooth.  Here’s where you can add additional powdered sugar to make it thicker to your liking. 

Beating in a white bowl the frosting with pieces of fresh strawberries added.

6.  Spread frosting over cooled cake.  When ready to serve, take a very large knife and slice the cake into 9 pieces or slice into 12 pieces. 

7.  Optional: as a little garnish, place a slice of strawberry on top of each piece and serve.  Cover with clear wrap and keep the cake chilled in the refrigerator. 

Frosting the cake in one photo and sliced into pieces in the other photo. by 2sistersrecipes.com  

As you can see, a piece is missing.  I couldn’t resist, I had to have one.  It was so good, I had to share this fresh strawberry snack cake recipe with y’all!  

Enjoy this moist, fresh strawberry cake with a dense texture, similar to a brownie, or a blondie. 

Storing and Freezing…

This cake will store best if kept in the fridge, and for up to 3 days. You can freeze this cake, before adding the cream cheese frosting. Freezes well up to 1 month. Then thaw, and frost the cake before serving.

Fresh Strawberry Snack Cake sliced into square pieces.

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Yield: 9 to 12 servings

Fresh Strawberry Snack Cake Recipe

A piece of snack cake on a small plate.

Fresh Strawberry Snack Cake Recipe is the perfect little cake to serve all summer long. Loaded with freshly chopped strawberries tossed inside both the batter and the frosting, makes this strawberry snack cake irresistible!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/4 cups fresh chopped strawberries - divided
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup Oat Milk ( now called Oat Beverage)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

For the Frosting:

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese - softened (1/4 of a brick)
  • 1 + 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped strawberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176.7 C). Line an 8 x 8-inch square cake pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on all sides.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, oat milk, canola oil, vanilla extract, and egg. Whisk or blend with a hand-held mixer on slow speed for one minute.
  3. Toss in 1 cup of fresh chopped strawberries, and beat with electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute until they are well incorporated into the cake batter. Do not over beat the cake batter.
  4. Pour the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  5. Bake in the oven (on center rack) for 30 to 35 minutes or longer, until a toothpick inserted in the center, comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  6. Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the cake from the pan and transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely for about 45 minutes. For quick cooling, transfer the cake into the refrigerator for 15 minutes or more.

Prepare the Frosting:

  1. Wash and dry the mixing bowl. Place the butter, cream cheese, 1/4 cup of fresh chopped strawberries, and powdered sugar. Beat on high speed for about 1 to 2 minutes, until the frosting is pink and creamy smooth.
  2. Spread frosting over cooled cake. When ready to serve, take a very large knife and slice the cake into 9 pieces or slice into 12 pieces.
  3. As a little garnish, place a slice of strawberry on top of each piece and serve. Cover with clear wrap and keep the cake chilled in the refrigerator. Stays fresh for up to 4 days.
  4. Yield: 9 to 12 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 8.8gCarbohydrates: 33.5gProtein: 2.8g

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Happy Baking!

xo Anna and Liz

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4 Comments

  1. I noticed you have baking soda in the ingredient list, but you left it out of the instructions. I’m guessing it goes in with the other dry ingredients? I’m wanting to make this today! πŸ˜‹

    1. Hi Mindy! thanks for the heads up, yes go ahead and add the baking soda with the dry ingredients. I will go back and edit that part. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

  2. Both the cake and the frosting sound amazing! There is nothing like the taste of fresh strawberries, especially local berries!

    1. The frosting is delightful on this snack cake… it’s truly sweet and delicious! Thanks, Susan! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚