Strawberry Drizzle Cakes

This recipe for Strawberry Drizzle Cakes is a summery twist on lemon drizzle cake.  It’s secret ingredient is cream cheese which makes them  rich, moist and  decadent!

strawberry drizzle cakes

Since moving to England, I fell in love with the British dessert, Lemon Drizzle Cake. It’s a zesty lemon cake with a delicate sugar crust topping.  I was going to make my recipe lemon drizzle cake, but I had strawberries I needed to use so I ended up creating this recipe instead.

I made individual cakes, but  If you don’t have a bar or brownie pan, it can easily be adapted to be a loaf cake or made into muffins.  Muffins would take the same amount of time to cook if you use a ice cream scoop to fill the muffin pan.  A loaf pan would take about 10 additional minutes, but I’d keep and eye on it and test it after 20 minutes.

strawberry drizzle cakes

I love to play around with ingredients and nothing tastes better together than strawberries and cream cheese.  With that in mind, I decided to add cream cheese to the recipe.  I used sour cream as well and skipped adding milk all together.  I added lemon zest to enhance the flavors and the end result, was a really moist and beautiful cake!

Now I know some people will probably give me a lot of grief for this, but I used a food processor to make the batter.  I saw Nigella Lawson do a cake recipe where she just threw everything into the food processor, blitzed it  together and hey presto, it was done!  I had to try it and let me tell you – it works!

Now if you don’t like this idea or you don’t have a food processor, please do it the old fashion way, but this took 5 minutes!

strawberry drizzle cakes

Lemon drizzle cake usually has a harder crust made from granulated sugar, but after tasting the cake, I decided to go with  a drizzle made from powdered sugar because I wanted the icing to be a bit less sweet.  If you’re a fan of drizzle cake and like the crust, I’m sure it would go just as well.

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Strawberry Drizzle Cakes
 
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Serves: 10

Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • For the Drizzle:
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 – 5 tablespoons milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375/190C
  2. Grease a brownie/bar pan and set aside. (If you do not have a brownie pan, a muffin pan can be used in it’s place).
  3. In a small heat-safe bowl, soften the butter and cream cheese together in the microwave until very soft, but not completely melted.
  4. In a food processor, mix all of the ingredients (except the strawberries) until combined. Clean the sides with a rubber scraper and mix a few seconds more to mix any remnants into the batter.
  5. Remove the blade from the food processor and fold in the strawberries.
  6. Using a ice cream scoop, fill the sections equally (with one scoop in each section).
  7. Bake Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean, and the tops are nicely browned.
  8. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  9. For the Drizzle:
  10. In a mixing bowl whisk together 2 tablespoons of the milk, the melted butter powdered sugar, and ½ tsp vanilla extract.
  11. Add in more milk as needed 1 teaspoon at a time until it is the desired consistency.
  12. Once the cakes have cooled ten minutes, drizzle with the glaze and serve.

 

6 Comments on Strawberry Drizzle Cakes

  1. dina
    June 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm (5 months ago)

    they are so cute and look yummy!

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  2. Stephanie
    June 27, 2014 at 12:37 am (4 months ago)

    What is your drizzle recipe??

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  3. Erren
    June 28, 2014 at 3:23 pm (4 months ago)

    Sorry, Stephanie and thank you for letting me know about the missing info! It’s fixed now!

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    • Stephanie
      June 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm (4 months ago)

      No problem. That’s how I made my drizzle and it was amazing. Loved this recipe and shared with a friend who also loved it!!!

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  4. Rita Williams
    September 1, 2014 at 8:56 pm (2 months ago)

    Just bought a 1/2 flat of strawberries and started looking for a “new” recipe. This is the winner. Going to make them in the morning. My “brownie pan” has 12 squares and they look a little smaller than yours. Thinking it should work perfect. Will let you know how I do…

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  5. Erren
    September 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm (2 months ago)

    Hi Rita, so sorry for the late reply! I was away and I am just catching up. How did it go?

    Reply

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