Strawberry Banana "Bread" Cake

Do you see the strawberries on the cake?  They’re fresh!

After waiting practically all winter for fresh berries they’re finally, finally back.  And don’t cost an absurd amount at that.

What better way to celebrate than cake?

In all honesty, this may not be the cake you’re expecting.

Instead of a fluffy texture and a light crumb, this cake is dense and ultra moist.  Think of banana bread turned cake with a ton of strawberries thrown in.  Sounds pretty good, right?

Trust me, it totally is.

Ok, and more thing.  A cake that has the texture of banana bread = a cake that’s 100% OK to eat for breakfast.  And that is certainly a cake that everyone is going to love.

Is it just me or do desserts taste 10x better before 8am?

Strawberry Banana “Bread” Cake

  • 1 cup spelt flour (all purpose is OK too)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsap salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (greek, coconut, etc)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 1/4 cup strawberries, chopped + 2-3 more for slicing on top of cake
Preheat oven to 350F.  In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mashe banana.  Add applesauce, yogurt, milk, honey, balsamic, and vanilla to bowl with banana.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until a smooth batter forms.  Mix in chopped strawberries.  Pour batter into a greased 8 or 9 in circle pan.  Thinly slice 2-3 strawberries and place on top of batter.  Bake in preheated oven for 30-34 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Slice into 8-12 slices and serve with more strawberries or whipped cream.

Have a great Mother’s Day everyone!

Revisited Recipe of the Day:

Strawberry Cake – a more classic and fluffy version of this cake

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    Kristy Sayer @ Southern In Law
    May 12, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Yum! I love dense banana bread and this looks SO good!

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      May 13, 2013 at 7:16 am

      Thanks Kristy.

      I love the recipes from your blog, by the way.

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    May 12, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    What a cool cake! I love that it’s so dense, too. Bookmarking this recipe!

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      May 13, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Thanks! I was a bit worried that people wouldn’t like the dense texture, but I see that isn’t a problem. I’m sure you’ll love the cake!

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    May 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    What a great idea to use balsamic vinegar, a perfect companion to the strawberries!

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      May 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      It’s such a great combination, isn’t it? This cake doesn’t have a strong balsamic taste, just a hint of it.

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    May 20, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Can you freeze it? I mean I could eat the whole thing in one go 😀 but summer is approacing.

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      May 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Well it is healthy… Just kidding. I’m not sure if it can be frozen, as I haven’t tried. You could always give it a go though. I would slice it before freezing.

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    Rachel Ring
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    YUM – I love how dense this is, and also since there is no white sugar – it is totally passable for a breakfast treat!! This will be a great addition to my Father’s Day goodies I am delivering to my dad!

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      June 14, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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