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Super Summery Strawberries and Cream Tray Bake | Recipe

July 17, 2018

When life gives you freeze dried strawberries, you make cake right?! In celebration of summer, the heatwave and Wimbledon (well done Djokovic!) I got baking. Today I’m sharing my Strawberries and Cream Tray Bake recipe!

This week was my turn for bake club at work and I really couldn’t not do something summery. Years ago (when I first started blogging) I made these Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes. But I remember the cake with the fresh strawbs being a bit damp and they didn’t rise well. This time I’ve used freeze dried strawberries that I got at Waitrose. They are a little expensive, but totally worth it to stop from making a gloopy cake. Instead it made a wonderfully light fluffy Strawberries and Cream Tray Bake.

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Strawberries and Cream Tray Bake

An absolutely delicious, summery tray bake!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Author MissPond


  • 225 g Softened unsalted butter
  • 225 g Caster sugar
  • 250 g Self raising flour sieved
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 4 Eggs
  • 7 g Freeze dried strawberries
  • 250 g Icing sugar sieved
  • 200 ml Whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Strawberry jam


For the cake

  1. Heat your oven to 170C fan/180C. Line a 21" x 27" brownie tin with parchment.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla bean paste and 2 tbsp of the already measured out flour.
  3. Start beating (I used my kMix to make the cake) and each egg individually.
  4. Fold in the flour and 2/3 of the freeze dried strawberries.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tin and put in the oven for 30 minutes. Or until a skewer comes out piping hot/clean.
  6. Leave to cool for a bit, then remove from the tin and allow to cook fully.

For the cream filling

  1. Whip the cream and 50g of the sieved icing sugar until stiff peaks form.

For the icing

  1. Mix 2 tbsp of water with the leftover 200g icing sugar (add more water if it doesn't mix well - just be careful not to make too runny).


  1. Slice the cake in half (when completely cool). Spread jam on one half then layer the cream on top. Put the cake together, then cover in the icing. Sprinkle over the remaining freeze dried strawberries!

Recipe Notes

Enjoy on a lovely summers day in the garden with a glass of fizz or a cuppa!

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This cake is best served cool from the fridge with a cuppa. But if it were a special occasion, I don’t see why a glass of fizz wouldn’t work well with it! Would you bake my latest summery Strawberries and Cream Tray Bake? Let me know in the comments,


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  • Reply Eleanor July 19, 2018 at 11:28 am

    This looks SO good. I shall definitely be attempting to make this although, I’m certain it won’t look as good as yours!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      It’ll probably look better! I am not the best at decorating cake!

  • Reply Sophie July 17, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    yep, that looks delicious! could just do with a slice of that now with a cuppa!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:50 pm

      It really is a wonderful cake!

  • Reply Sammi-Jo Freckle July 17, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Oh gosh it looks amazing! We are dairy and egg free but never made a strawberry cake so definitely will take some inspo from this xx

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:51 pm

      The cake is so easy to make dairy/egg free, and you could just fill with jam with no cream. The icing on the top is dairy free.

  • Reply Alex Gladwin July 17, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Gosh this looks absolutely amazing! I need to give this a go!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      It was super tasty, I really recommend baking 🙂

  • Reply Becca July 17, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I love baking so I’m definitely going to give this a shot! It’s a proper summer cake!

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm

      It really is a proper summer cake 🙂

  • Reply Bec Jones July 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

    This looks absolutely luscious Emma. I’ll definitely make this without the cream though. I’m not surprised your colleagues loved it. Love bec xx

    • Reply MissPond July 19, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      You can easily make this dairy free. The middle would definitely work with a dairy free buttercream instead of fresh whipped cream. Or you could just put extra jam in the middle 🙂

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