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strawberry swirl cake

what's the only fruit with seeds on the outside? strawberries. in fact, they wear over 200 seeds on their silky red skin. whip up this stunning strawberry swirl cake & indulge your taste buds this Monday morning.

(serves 8 & takes 10 min + 40 min idle)


8 oz strawberries, hulled, sliced lengthwise

1 cup + 3 tbsp granulated sugar + more for pan

kosher salt

¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil + more for pan

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

2 large eggs + 2 large egg yolks

½ cup + 2 tbsp plain yogurt

2 tbsp finely grated lime zest

3 tbsp fresh lime juice

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup strawberry jam


1. preheat oven to 350°F. in a medium bowl, toss strawberries, 1 tbsp sugar, & a pinch of salt. let sit.

2. grease baking pan with oil & sprinkle with sugar. in a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, 1 cup sugar, & 1 tsp salt. in a large bowl, whisk eggs, egg yolks, yogurt, lime zest, lime juice, & vanilla. add dry ingredients to yogurt mixture. fold in ¾ cup oil.

3. place batter in prepared pan. dollop jam onto batter & swirl surface. arrange reserved strawberries on top in rows. sprinkle with 2 tbsp sugar. bake cake 40 minutes, slice, & serve.


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