Strawberry Bundt Cake

It’s baking season! It’s official. Bust out the measuring cups and flour.

When people think of baking, certain produce automatically comes to mind: winter squash, apples, pears, etc. However, California strawberries are available year-round thanks to 400 family farmers and strawberry pickers who produce 90 percent of the nation’s strawberries. There’s no reason to exclude them from the holiday festivities! Have you considered swapping out some of the standard holiday cakes and pies with strawberries? You should.

Strawberry Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 12 -16 servings
Calories: 330kcal

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  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 8 oz 1 cup, or 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature (plus more for greasing pan)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 12 oz California Strawberries sliced thin

Macerated Strawberry Topping

  • 10 oz California Strawberries hulled and sliced in half
  • ½ - 1 Tbsp granulated sugar see notes
  • Optional: 2 tsp of Grand Marnier other orange liquors or spiced rum would also work


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan, place on a sheet pan, and set aside.
  • In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and vanilla extract. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the orange zest and press it into the dry ingredients using clean fingers. This will help break up any clumps. Whisk the ingredients again to evenly distribute the zest.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to fully incorporate before adding the next. Scrape down the bowl after the second and final egg.
  • With the mixer on medium-low, alternate between adding the wet and dry ingredients, starting and ending with the wet ingredients. Scrape the bowl all the way to the bottom to ensure that everything is fully incorporated. Stir in the strawberries by hand.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared bundt pan, using a spatula to even out the top. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the topping. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the strawberries, sugar and liquor, if using. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Before serving, top the cake with the macerated strawberries.


Nutrition information calculated based on a 16 slice yield.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g

46 Comments on “Strawberry Bundt Cake

Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
October 4, 2016 at 11:44 pm
October 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

This is one of my favorite Savory Simple Recipes – Chai Spiced Pistachio Snowdrop Cookies!

Olga @ MangoTomato
October 5, 2016 at 1:44 pm

This screams summer and looks gorgeous. Plus, buttermilk is a great way to start a recipe.

October 5, 2016 at 9:25 pm
Heather S
October 6, 2016 at 1:49 am


Rhonda P
October 6, 2016 at 5:46 am

Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe #StrawberrySwaps

October 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

5 stars
<3 it!! I'm always looking for recipes that use strawberries.
Been looking for a cake recipe, this one fits the bill =)

Shashi at RunninSrilankan
October 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

Such a gorgeous and delicious bundt – think this is my favorite recipe of yours! Love that CA strawberries are available year round and thanks so much for the giveaway!

Diane Emmich
October 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

5 stars
My family loves strawberries!! This bundt cake will be a sure hit!

Natalie R
October 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

I can’t say enough good things about the chocolate chip oatmeal shortbread cookies – they’ve been made so many times now, I keep extra dough in my freezer for when I just have to have a cookie :)

Kris McCulloch
October 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

4 stars
Hello! Thanks so much for the fun giveaway and Bundt recipe (definitely adding that cake to the holiday line-up)! I love to add strawberries to pancakes and oatmeal (sliced & crushed a little); also my smoothies when I’m in a rush out the door. A very tasty way to add taste & fiber to a breakfast meal. Gotta love that, right?!!

October 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm

I love cake recipes that use fresh strawberries. This looks lovely!

CB Adams
October 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm

5 stars

Pete Mathis
October 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm
October 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

I actually have some leftover buttermilk right now that I was looking for a use for. This recipe looks yummy!

I think it would be the perfect dessert to follow my favorite quiche recipe from Savory Simple

October 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

I LOVE your flatbread recipe!

October 7, 2016 at 5:41 pm

4 stars
This cake sounds wonderful–a taste of summer in the dark times!

October 7, 2016 at 8:27 pm

5 stars
I don’t know how to link something but my favorite Savory Simple recipe is Savory Simple’s Chocolate Tart with Toasted Coconut . My family loves it and when I take it to potlucks, it is the first dessert friends devour.

October 8, 2016 at 12:23 am

I am making this cake soon. Sounds so good. Bundt cakes are my favorite.

Janyne Wilson
October 8, 2016 at 3:16 am

With so many wonderful recipes how do you choose just one to be a favorite?
This cake is lovely, and I am sure it tastes just as wonderful. I can think of several approaching Holidays with opportunities for get- to-gethers with special friends and family members to make and share this special dessert.

Jamie Dunn
October 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm
October 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm

5 stars
I love the Savory Simple Cheddar Chive Crackers recipe:
This cake looks delightful too!

October 10, 2016 at 9:42 pm
October 12, 2016 at 5:58 am

I like the looks of the Mixed Currant Panna Cotta Tart –

October 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm
October 20, 2016 at 8:39 pm

5 stars
I love this recipe for Strawberry Salsa from Whole Foods recipes!

October 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

5 stars
I love this recipe from Savory Simple for special candied orange peel –! I have made candied peel many times, and keep experimenting with basic recipes, this one sounds soo special. I like to use organic oranges and use the peels. I want to try this! Check out the candy section, too, of Savory Simple so many special recipes there!

Derrick Johnson
October 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

4 stars
I love this Roasted Tomato Tart recipe,especially using homegrown tomatoes.

October 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Pumpkin Challah Bread is fall + Shabbat all in one!

Adriana Gonzalez
October 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm

5 stars
My favorite is the Strawberry Pie.

nicole bowers
October 25, 2016 at 10:44 pm

4 stars
This strawberry pavlova with chocolate cream is by @alidaryder is to die for!! Then you have a recipe for strawberry salsa.. oh my!

October 26, 2016 at 10:58 am

This sounds delish! Have to start thinking of what recipes to swap & use strawberries instead! ?

Dave Taube
October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

5 stars
Great recipe that yields a beautiful Bundt cake. Thanks so much for posting this and for sponsoring this great giveaway.

Kimberly G
November 2, 2016 at 4:20 pm

I like the Summer Loving Strawberry Salad.

November 3, 2016 at 10:29 pm

4 stars
I love this recipe for a strawberry balsamic pizza! I’m a vegetarian, so I’d make a meatless version.

Alison King
November 6, 2016 at 1:07 am

I like this recipe. I love drinking a smoothie for breakfast.

Juli Varvarezis
November 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm
Kimberly C.
November 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

I love this Dark Chocloate and Strawberry Buttercream cake on

Jay H
November 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm

Yum! Happy Thanksgiving!

Karen D
November 26, 2016 at 8:02 pm

Shared recipe from The Blissful Balance at

Karen D
November 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Love your recipe for Strawberry and Mascarpone Crepes with Strawberry Syrup

Karen D
November 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm
Karen D
November 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

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