This easy Strawberry Lemon Snack Cake is delicious anytime of day. Homemade strawberry pie filling and a lemon glaze will have you smiling in no time.
Spring is in full force here. The trees and plants are flowering and spreading pollen everywhere. But I’ll take pollen over snow any day!
I realize this time of year is hard for everyone up north. Everyone is so ready for the warm weather to just be here and stay. I remember when we lived in Indiana and would have those teaser days. One day it would be really nice and warm and then it would get cold again.
Thank goodness that life in Florida isn’t that temperamental right now. Just give it time. In a month or two the humidity will come back in full force, and I will be wishing for those cool Midwest days.
In our kitchen I have decided to go all out on spring desserts and breakfast goods. Of course, there will still be lots of things like these Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes and Cherry Cheesecake Brownies because chocolate just needs to happen occassionally.
This easy breakfast cake comes together in no time at all. Now I do need to warn you. The dough is very sticky, so make sure you use an angled spatula to spread the dough in the pan.
Tips for Making a Strawberry Lemon Snack Cake:
If you have the time, make this Homemade Strawberry Pie filling for this sweet cake.
The pie filling really doesn’t take that much time, and there is so much more fruit in the homemade version. Plus, you will have extra to spread on toast or just eat with a spoon. I vote for the spoon method!
Line a 10×15 pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and beat again. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder and mix until a sticky dough forms. Reserve 1 cup of the dough for the top.
Spread the dough in the prepared pan using an angled spatula. Add the pie filling on top and spread out. Make sure to leave a 1 inch border all around the edge of the cake.
Drop the reserved dough on top of the pie filling. Bake for 24-25 minutes. Remove and cool.
Whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.
Cut the cake into slices before you drizzle the glaze on top because then you will have glaze running down all four sides of the cake.
It soaks into the sides of the cake and mixes with the pie filling on top. It really does add a little bit of extra something to this homemade strawberry cake recipe.
Other Strawberry Recipes that you may enjoy:
Homemade Strawberry Shortcake topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream is a classic dessert that is delicious any time of year.
Layers of cake cubes, no bake cheesecake, and fresh fruit makes this Strawberry Key Lime Cheesecake Trifle an easy dessert to make for spring or summer dinners.
This easy Lemon Strawberry Poke Cake is a refreshing and light dessert for hot days. Creamy lemon frosting pockets and fluffy strawberry mousse make this a favorite with everyone.
Strawberry Streusel Muffins are refreshingly sweet strawberry muffins with an irresistible crunchy top.
This Strawberry Cobbler has an easy strawberry pie filling and a cinnamon sugar biscuits on top. Serve it with ice cream for a perfect dessert or breakfast.
Fresh strawberries and angel food cake add a fun twist to this Strawberry Shortcake Fluff Salad. It is the perfect sweet dessert salad to share at picnics or summer barbecues.
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- 1 cup butter
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling
- 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10 baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and beat again.
- Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to the butter mixture and mix until a sticky dough forms.
- Reserve 1 cup of batter for the top. Spread the batter in the bottom of at the prepared pan with an angled spatula.
- Top with pie filling, leaving 1 inch all around. Drop small spoonfuls of the reserved batter on top. Bake for 22-25 minutes. Cool.
- Cut the cake into 30 bars. Whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle over the top of the bars. Let set. Store in a sealed container.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
*The recipe and post for this Strawberry Lemon Snack Cake was first published on March 23, 2014. The photos have been updated and the post was republished on March 18, 2019.