Strawberry Almond Cake Recipe

This is the best Strawberry Almond Cake recipe with a moist almond layer cake, strawberry buttercream, sliced almonds and fresh strawberries!

Topped with our creamy strawberry frosting, this dessert is a showstopper! Give our reader favorite, strawberry eclair cake a try next. Easy and delicious!

Slice of double layer almond cake with fresh strawberry frosting and berry filling on white plate.


Why this Recipe Works

I know when most people think of Easter and Spring they think of carrot cake. Or maybe even German Chocolate Cake.

But what about strawberries? Soon here in the midwest our gardens will be overflowing with this juicy, flavorful fruit. 

Unfortunately though, I’ve always struggled adding fresh berries to frosting. It makes the frosting really soft and watery.

Today, I’ve got the answer to delicious strawberry frosting that doesn’t lose it’s texture…

Freeze Dried Strawberries. You can pop them in a food processor or ziploc bag to make crumbs. And, the only ingredient in them is STRAWBERRIES. No extra junk, and all the flavor you crave.

Know what goes great with strawberries? Almonds.

Put the strawberries and almonds together to create this delicious Strawberry Almond Layer cake!

Strawberry Almond Cake on a wooden cake stand with a bag of Fisher Nuts Almonds.

Strawberry Layer cake with big slice removed. On a wooden cake plate.
This gorgeous, from scratch, Strawberry Almond Cake recipe features a moist almond layer cake with strawberry buttercream. Fresh sliced almonds and strawberries to added flavor and texture!
This gorgeous, from scratch, Strawberry Almond Cake recipe features a moist almond layer cake with strawberry buttercream. Fresh sliced almonds and strawberries to added flavor and texture!
This gorgeous, from scratch, Strawberry Almond Cake recipe features a moist almond layer cake with strawberry buttercream. Fresh sliced almonds and strawberries to added flavor and texture!

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This gorgeous, from scratch, Strawberry Almond Cake recipe features a moist almond layer cake with strawberry buttercream. Fresh sliced almonds and strawberries to added flavor and texture!

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Strawberry Almond Cake

4.86 from 14 votes
By: Aimee
This gorgeous, from scratch, Strawberry Almond Cake recipe features a moist almond layer cake with strawberry buttercream. Fresh sliced almonds and strawberries to added flavor and texture!
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients 

For the cake layers:

  • 5 egg whites room temperature
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 Tablespoon almond extract
  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Frosting and filling:

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries diced
  • 1 ounce package freeze dried strawberries crushed to a fine crumb
  • 1 ½ cup sliced almonds divided

Instructions 

  • Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper circles. Use Wilton bake even strips to keep cakes level with no waste! Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg whites with 1/4 cup of the buttermilk. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine cake flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar, for 2-3 minutes until creamy (scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  • Beat in almond extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients slowly until combined. Slowly add in the egg mixture, beating until well blended.
  • Finally, beat in the remaining buttermilk.
  • Pour batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake for 25-28 minutes until lightly browned and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pans 5 minutes. Then invert onto a parchment paper lined wire rack (to keep cake from sticking). Cool completely.
  • For the frosting, beat butter with powdered sugar, milk, and almond extract. Beat for about 4 minutes until fluffy. Remove about 1 cup of the white frosting and set aside.
  • To the remaining frosting, add in the crushed freeze dried strawberries until blended.
  • To assemble. Lay one cake layer on cake plate. Spread WHITE almond frosting over the top only. Add the fresh, diced strawberries and 1/4 cup of the sliced almonds.
  • Top with the second layer of cake. Using an offset spatula, spread the remaining strawberry frosting over the sides and top (feel free to use a piping tip to add swirls if desired).
  • Once all the frosting has been applied, use your hands to press the remaining sliced almonds into the side of the cake. To give it a beautiful finish, I only added almonds to the bottom third. If desired, add one fresh strawberry to the top!
  • Keep cake covered until ready to serve. Can be refrigerated if desired. ENJOY.

Notes

  • Typically when I make cake, I bake the layers one day, then the next day I whip up the frosting and assemble. 
  • I slice the cake into large chunks, wrap them in plastic wrap, then slide them into a freezer safe ziploc container. These cake slices are best within one month. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 603kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 176mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 58g
Course: Cake
Cuisine: American
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Posted on April 11, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. Made this cake for my wife for her birthday and it was a big hit! Held together well for several days after also. Thanks!

  2. I love strawberries but vry sad to say i don’t get it where i live, somehow i will get it from another city and i will try the Cake. Love all the way from India ??.

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