Strawberry Tragedy Cake


Strawberry Tragedy Cake

Hi everyone,

I made this cake as a way of willing myself out of my feelings of despair on Saturday morning. I was upset because my Dad was back in Hospital having had a minor stroke. My flat mate wanted me to use up some strawberries he had forgotten about and this is what I made. Baking is my therapy.


250g self raising flour

1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. cinnamon

200g punnet of strawberries – half diced, half sliced

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

135ml sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla bean paste

100g soft brown sugar



Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Add the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda to a mixing bowl, mix together

In another bowl add the eggs and sugar and then whisk to a fine batter

Add the cinnamon and vanilla bean paste, plus the oil and sour cream to the egg/sugar bowl and whisk all together again until combined

Add the wet mix to the dry mix and bring together

Add half the batter to a spring form lined (greased and lined) then add the diced strawberries

Add the other half of the batter, then on top place the sliced strawberries cut side down

Put on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for around 50 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean


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