Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Filling Recipe

This is a vanilla cake recipe, but instead of adding fruit, it includes a strawberry filling. If you want to make this with strawberries, use the ingredients below and follow the same steps as listed.

The filling can be made ahead of time so that when you are ready to assemble your cake, you put on layer one with the strawberry frosting

and on top of that layer two with the vanilla frosting. Make sure your strawberries are correctly cleaned before cutting them.

Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Filling Recipe
Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Filling Recipe


How To Prepare Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Filling Recipe?

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 8


  • 6-inch round cake pan,
  • 1/4-inch round cookie cutter,
  • mixer with the paddle attachment,
  • medium bowl


For cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature​
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract​

For Strawberry Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound strawberries, cleaned and sliced thinly.

For Vanilla Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract​

How To Prepare:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Have 2 ungreased 6-inch round cake pans ready.

Step 2: Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

Step 3: With an electric mixer, beat eggs and sugar until pale yellow and tripled in volume (about 5 minutes). Reduce speed to medium-low; add vanilla extract and beat until incorporated.

Step 4: Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three additions, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat just until combined.

Step 5: Put batter into a gallon-size Ziploc bag and cut off the corner of the Ziploc bag to make a 1/4-inch round tip. Pipe batter into prepared pans until about 3/4 full.

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the centre comes clean. Cool completely before frosting.

For Strawberry Filling:

Step 1: Place strawberries and oil in a large bowl. Toss to coat. Let sit for about 10 minutes. I am using a potato masher to mash strawberries until almost wholly pureed.

For Vanilla Frosting:

Step 1: In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat butter for about 30 seconds on low speed; increase speed to medium-high and beat for about one minute or until light and fluffy. Add shortening and beat for about 30 seconds or until incorporated.

Add sugar and vanilla extract; beat until combined.

Add half of the frosting to the strawberry filling. Stir to combine and then spread onto one cake layer, covering it completely.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Amount
Calories351 cal
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium300 mg
Carbohydrates61 gm
Fibre2 gm
Protein4 gm

What Do You Fill The Middle Of A Cake With?

You can use any filling, including mascarpone, cream cheese, whipped cream or even chocolate. A few cupcake recipes that can be used are pumpkin spice cupcakes and s’mores cupcakes.

Why Should You Make Cake With A Strawberry Filling?

If the strawberry filling is good enough for a cake, it’s good enough for you. Your family will thank you for letting them enjoy something so delicious.

What Is The Best Cake With A Strawberry Filling Recipe?

The best cake with a strawberry filling recipe is the one you make. If you don’t know how to make the strawberry filling, don’t be afraid to start with tried and true recipes.

You can always change up a few things to make them your own.

What Are The Three Types Of Cake Fillings?

1. Cake fillings can be made from berry or fruit puree.

2. A cake filling can be made of crushed cookies, cake crumbs, and icing.

3. A cake filling can be made from essential sugar and cream cheese.

What Flavour Goes With Vanilla Cake?

When making a cake with strawberry filling, you should consider the flavour of the vanilla frosting.

Vanilla is the best choice for this cake. You can also try chocolate or coffee-flavoured frosting for the strawberry filling.

What Are Good Cake And Filling Flavor Combinations?

A delicious strawberry filling can be used with almost any cake flavour. You have to match up the cake and fillings flavours properly.

The best cake and filling flavour combinations for cakes include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, lemon and carrot.

How To Store And Freeze Strawberry Filling?

Strawberry filling, once made, should be stored in an airtight container or bag and then frozen. If it is not being used immediately, take it out of the refrigerator, let it sit at room temperature for half an hour and then add it to your cake frosting.


The vanilla cake strawberry filling recipe is a great cake recipe to make. You should consider making this recipe if you want to try out something new.

It is easy to make where your family can help. This is a winner of a recipe that will bring you joy in the kitchen instead of frustration.