Stella's Strawberry Lemonade Cake with Strawberry Marshmallow Frosting #cakeslicebakers

May is strawberry season here in Maryland. We have a local farm that we go to with friends every May to pick strawberries, so this recipe was perfect for me. I turned a big portion into strawberry jam, part of which is used to flavor the frosting, used more in the cake itself, and served extra on the side for anyone who wanted an additional strawberry boost.

The cake starts with a lemon-zest flavored batter that gets topped with strawberry halves before being baked. The recipe calls for 1.5 cups, but I didn't actually measure. I just placed as many strawberries on top as I thought the cake could stand. While the cake bakes, you make a lemon syrup that then all gets brushed/poured onto the cake to both reinforce the lemon flavor and provide an amazing level of moistness to the cake.

 Once the cake cools, it's time to make the strawberry marshmallow frosting. Start by heating up eggs whites and sugar and then whisk until still, glossy, and cool to the touch. I did have a bit of problem with this likely because I didn't beet the egg whites sufficiently. Then fold in the strawberry jam and frost the cake. 

As you can see, mine was a little too runny to hold its shape, but it was wonderfully delicious! The cake was the perfect combination of lemon and strawberry and was super moist. We ate pieces of it for the next few days, and it maintained its moistness. This is definitely a keeper. I can't wait to make it again.

Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is The Cake Book: Beautiful Sweet Treats for Every Craving by Rebecca Firth. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book.

It is a new year and a new book - The Cake Book: Beautiful Sweet Treats for Every Craving - and our choices for May 2024 were ~

Dad's Olive-Oil-Coconut Layer Cake with Pineapple Curd

Stellas Strawberry Lemonade Cake

I Love Argentina Alfajores Cake


  1. It was a delicious cake and I agree that you need to beat that frosting to stiff peaks to make it spreadable instead of pourable.

  2. I love the idea of fitting in as many strawberries as possible!

  3. I loved how lemony it was! My frosting ended up like yours, too and although mine wasn't fluffy, it was still tasty!


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