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Simple Strawberry Snack Cake

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 1215 slices 1x


A simple vanilla snack cake baked with fresh strawberry slices. This cake is dairy-free, vegan friendly, and includes a gluten-free and refined sugar free option as well.



Strawberry Snack Cake: (GF version below)

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cup pure cane sugar or golden coconut sugar, plus a little extra for sprinkling on top of cake
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup milk or water
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (not teaspoons) apple cider or white vinegar (can chop up additional berries for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced lengthwise (save additional berries for serving)

Gluten-Free Strawberry Snack Cake:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a 9×13 or 10×14-inch pan with parchment paper or grease bottoms and sides well; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients—flour(s), sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl or large glass measuring cup, combine wet ingredients—milk, oil, vinegar, and vanilla, stirring well.
  4. Add liquid mixture to the bowl of flour mixture and whisk just until ingredients are well combined and batter is smooth.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and top with strawberry slices (place them close together as they shrink during baking).
  6. Bake until center of cake is set, about 45–55 minutes. Baking time may vary depending on your oven and the pan you use.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Gluten Free, Vegan