Recipe: Strawberry Cakes With Clotted Cream

Strawberry cakes hand decorated with clotted cream and a piece of strawberry

It’s the start of summer which means the start of strawberry season. Strawberries and clotted cream, what better combo is there for a summer treat? So if you’d like to bake these strawberry cakes with clotted cream, continue reading for the recipe.

This recipe was baked in June 2020.

Makes: 12 cakes


For the cakes:
100g salted butter
100g caster sugar
100g self-raising flour (plus extra)
2 free-range eggs
Semi-skimmed milk

For the topping:
Strawberries and clotted cream


Preheat the oven to 180.

Mix the butter and sugar together then break and add both eggs to the mixture. Use an electric whisk to beat the mixture together.

At this point I got distracted by the strawberries and ended up leaving it to stand for several minutes – when I went back to it the mixture had actually started separating! After a quick bit of stirring it by hand with a spoon, I managed to save it.

Add the flour and stir it in.

Now you’ll need to liquidise your strawberries before you can add them to the mixture, remember to leave a few spare to decorate with later! I’d say use roughly a handful of strawberries for the mixture.

Once I’d liquidised the strawberries I used a tea strainer to separate the pips from the juice (or as I call it, the fruit sieve). After stirring the liquidised strawberries into the mixture, add a little extra flour so the mixture regains the right consistency.

Add a drop semi-skimmed milk, stir that in then divide the mixture out into cake cases on a baking tray.

Bake the strawberry cakes for around 15 minutes. Like always, I checked them with a skewer when they were out of the oven to make sure they were thoroughly cooked.

Strawberry cakes fresh out of the oven on a baking tray

Once the cakes have cooled, decorate each one you’re about to serve with a dollop of clotted cream and a piece of strawberry. I just decorated these three because they were the ones we were going to eat straightaway.

I know I’m saying it myself, but I think this was one of my best bakes to date! Do you enjoy baking with strawberries in the summer?





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