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strawberry cake with buttermilk glaze

on a strawberry streak (what can I say, strawberries are in season here in California & are the juiciest & most delicious fruit. enjoy this strawberry cake with buttermilk glaze this Friday morning!

(serves 8 & takes 30 minutes)


8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

2 tbsp granulated sugar

½ cup honey

½ cup + 4 tbsp buttermilk

2 tsp lime zest

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ cup cornmeal

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp kosher salt

2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled & halved

½ cup powdered sugar


1. preheat oven to 350°F. grease cake pan with butter. in a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, honey, ½ cup buttermilk, lime zest, & vanilla. add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. add flour, cornmeal, baking powder, & salt. fold in strawberries. 

2. place batter in prepared pan. bake 25 minutes. meanwhile, whisk together powdered sugar & 4 tbsp buttermilk. drizzle this glaze over cake & serve.


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