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Strawberry Snack Cake + Five Heart Home’s 4th Blogiversary

Strawberry Snack Cake is soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top!

 Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

Today’s a special day, y’all, and I’ve decided we should celebrate with sweet, simple Strawberry Snack Cake! Four years ago today, I published my very first recipe on this blog (incidentally, also a strawberry recipe), thereby launching Five Heart Home. So every year, I commemorate June 1st as Five Heart Home’s birthday…or anniversary…or “blogiversary,” if you will. Little did I know four years ago what this blog would have evolved into — and what it would mean to me — today!

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

I’ll wax poetic a bit more on all that later. 😉 First, let’s talk about this cake! Last week, I found myself with several cartons of overripe strawberries in the fridge. They were turning soft and dark and my kids wouldn’t eat them, so I decided to mash up the berries and let them eat cake instead!

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

Snack cake, that is. In my mind, snack cake is not as rich or decadent as regular cake. It’s simple and it’s fairly plain, topped with powdered sugar as opposed to a glaze or a frosting. I’ve been making banana snack cake for years, but I honestly never thought to make it with another type of fruit until I was faced with salvaging all those mushy, blemished strawberries.

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

I’m happy to report that not only did my Strawberry Snack Cake recipe work, but it turned out delicious…soft, sweet, and kissed with the flavor of fresh, ripe strawberries, with extra moisture thanks to buttermilk. As a bonus, it was so simple to whip up, requiring just a few minutes to assemble the batter and then a quick sprinkle of powdered sugar before slicing and serving. And if you have a special occasion to celebrate, I hear it’s nicely complemented by a candle… 😉

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

It really is hard to believe that Five Heart Home has been around for four years, y’all…and I have to say, the year that we just wrapped up was by far the most exciting one yet. After all, it was during year #4 that I had a real, live cookbook published…and then I was even invited to promote in on national TV! I still regularly pinch myself that that Five Heart Home has evolved into my full-time job…and that it’s led me to wonderful people whom I would have never otherwise met and amazing opportunities that I never imagined were possible.

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

But it’s YOU — the loyal readers and followers and recipe makers of Five Heart Home — that truly make all of this possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for another fabulous year! As a small token of my appreciation, I’m hosting a little giveaway. Enter the Rafflecopter below (the more ways you enter, the better your odds of winning) for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card AND a copy of my Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers cookbook! And if you already own the latter, I hear it makes a great gift for a friend… 😉

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This post wouldn’t be complete without thanking my #1 fans and cheerleaders, the ones who live with me and put up with me and support me through the weird hours and the crazy ideas and the repeated recipe testing mandated by this blog…as well as a cookbook manuscript deadline that almost killed me halfway through year #3. 😉 They also remember and recognize made-up holidays like “blogiversaries” and bring me homemade cards and flowers and cake! Sure do love those other four hearts in my home…♥

Five Heart Home's 4th Blogiversary Celebration

GOOD LUCK on the giveaway and thank you again for four amazing years. And be sure to stay tuned…I have big plans for year #5! Now what say we celebrate with some Strawberry Snack Cake?!

Strawberry Snack Cake ~ soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top! | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Snack Cake + Five Heart Home’s 4th Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

Category: dessert

Cuisine: American

Yield: 9 servings

Strawberry Snack Cake + Five Heart Home’s 4th Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!

Strawberry Snack Cake is soft, moist, and easy to make, loaded with sweet, ripe strawberries, creamy buttermilk, and a shower of powdered sugar on top!

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 baking soda
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe strawberries
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted & slightly cooled
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry jam or preserves, optional
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Thinly sliced strawberries, optional
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, blend together the sugar, mashed strawberries, buttermilk, melted butter, strawberry jam (if using), and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly blend in the flour mixture until fully combined, but do not over beat.
  4. Spread batter into an 8- by 8-inch baking dish (I used Pyrex). Top with a few thinly sliced strawberries, if desired. Bake for 28 to 33 minutes, until cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Once the cake is done, place the baking dish on a metal rack to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.

Notes

A tablespoon of strawberry jam or preserves is added to boost the strawberry flavor without adding too much additional moisture. However, if you don't have any jam on hand, the cake will turn out just fine without it.

The thinly sliced strawberries on top are more for looks than anything. They're a nice touch if you plan on enjoying the cake soon after baking it. However, if the cake will sit for awhile or if you think there will be leftovers, keep in mind that the strawberries on top may get soggy and mushy after awhile so it may be best to leave them off.

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♥More scrumptious strawberry recipes…

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Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastries ~ made with crescent roll dough and fresh sliced strawberries | FiveHeartHome.com

Nutella Strawberry Granola
Nutella Strawberry Granola ~ this homemade granola recipe features wholesome oats, coated in chocolate hazelnut spread and studded with crunchy almonds and freeze-dried strawberries for a yummy snack or breakfast treat! | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad
Strawberry Poppy Seed Chicken Salad ~ this light and fruity chicken salad is perfect for spring or summer, with crunchy toasted pecans and a creamy, honey-kissed dressing that's been lightened up with Greek yogurt! | FiveHeartHome.com

Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {cocktails OR kid-friendly}
Strawberry Lemonade Mojitos {or} Faux-jitos ~ with fresh strawberries, lemon juice, and mint simple syrup; replace the rum with seltzer for non-alcoholic spritzer | FiveHeartHome.com

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