Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake

You will fall in love with this homemade bundt cake loaded with 4 cups of fresh strawberries. This Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake has an easy powdered sugar glaze on top.

If you didn’t know already, we also run the website Tastes of Lizzy T. One of our most popular spring recipes is Strawberry Bread with strawberry glaze. People love it!

This Fresh Strawberry Bundt cake is based on that bread. We already know you love our strawberry gooey butter cake and cake roll, so we think you’ll love this new cake too!

Inside a Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake

Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake

When the famous strawberry bread started going viral on Pinterest in the spring of 2019, I had everyone asking, “Can I double this recipe and bake it as a cake?”. That idea was brilliant, so we decided to test it ourselves!

We doubled that bread dough and added a little baking soda to give the cake a little more rise. This is our result. We hope you love it!

Fresh Strawberries Vs Frozen Strawberries

Both fresh and frozen strawberries have about the same nutritional value. Frozen strawberries are flash frozen at their peak of ripeness. So often frozen fruits and vegetables have more nutrients than store-bought fresh fruit because grocery store fruits tend to sit for longer.

We have always used fresh strawberries it this cake. Fresh strawberries definitely give it the best flavor.

But can you use frozen strawberries? Sure! I’d give it a try. I recommend defrosting the strawberries and then draining off any water. This will prevent too much moisture from being added to the cake.

Strawberry Bundt Cake with glaze on a cake plate

How to Make Homemade Strawberry Cake

This recipe is very simple. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl.

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix JUST until combined. Do not overmix the batter!

Toss the strawberries in a little bit of flour before adding them to the batter. This will help the strawberries not sink to the bottom of the cake.

This cake takes about an hour to bake. Watch it closely. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.

Slice of Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cake on a plate

Strawberry Glaze

The strawberry glaze is a mixture of powdered sugar, flavored extract and fresh strawberries. If you’re using farm fresh strawberries and they are really juicy, you may not need to add any milk or cream to thin the glaze out.

If you find your sugar hard to mix and not “softening” into a glaze, add milk or cream a tablespoon at at time until the glaze is the consistency you’d like.

How to Get a Cake Out of a Bundt Pan

We’ve found the easiest way to remove cakes from pans is by using cake release. You can find our recipe here. It’s a miracle worker and cakes come out cleanly with it every time.

If you don’t want to take the time to mix this up, be sure to grease your bundt cake pan with shortening, then dust it with flour. Grease generally, but dust lightly, tapping out any extra flour that may collect in the pan.

Allow the cake to cool for just 10 minutes in the pan, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Does cake with fruit need to be refrigerated?

Yes. Cake with fruit keeps fresh the longest if you refrigerate it. We recommend using a bundt cake carrier to seal the cake, then refrigerate after the cake is completely cool.

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How long will a cake stay fresh in the refrigerator?

This cake will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. It’s best if you use it up in that timing.

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Strawberry Bundt Cake

4.22 from 50 votes
You will fall in love with this homemade bundt cake loaded with 4 cups of fresh strawberries. This Fresh Strawberry Bundt Cakes has an easy powdered sugar glaze on top.
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


For the Cake:

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup finely diced strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk**


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9” bundt cake pan (10-12 cup capacity).
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • In a small bowl, toss together the strawberries and the 4 tablespoons of flour to coat the strawberries. Fold the floured strawberries gently into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cake plate to cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced strawberries and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth, adding the milk or cream a tablespoon at at time until you’ve reached the consistency you’d like.
  • Once the cake is cool, spread the glaze on top of the cake. Slice and serve.



The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 24.4mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 332
Keyword easy bundt cake, fruit cake, glazed cake, strawberry cake
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About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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Can butter be used instead of oil? If so what would the amount be? Thanks.

Could I just add strawberries to your Crack Cake recipe? Any thing in the Crack Cake recipe I should alter if I add fruit like strawberries?

This is the first time I’m making a bundt cake in long time. I had to add an extra half cup of milk to the batter because it was a little too thick. I also didn’t have enough strawberries by about a cup and a half so I added fresh blueberries to the flour and strawberry mixture then folded them all into the batter. It took one hour and ten minutes to completely bake in my pan but it smells delicious. I reserved some strawberries for the frosting part as well. Cant wait to try this cake. ***I have a… Read more »

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Very good recipe. Love strawberries. Can’t wait to make the strawberry lemonade cake.

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Just wanted to let you know you have the best cake recipes online I’m a Baker and love your recipes their so simple too thank you for sharing