Let’s start this cake by mixing up our dry ingredients!

In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking power, and salt.

In a separate bowl combine 1 1/2 sticks of softened butter with two cups of sugar and mix with an electric mixer until they start to look fluffy.

To your fluffy butter and sugar add two eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla…

And two cups of milk.

Mix, mix, mix!

Now go ahead and slowly mix in your dry ingredients…

Time for the fun part!

Pour your batter out on a prepared baking sheet and don’t worry about making it look all fancy…

Because we’re just going to top this whole cake with fresh sliced strawberries!!

I thought about making a pretty pattern with the strawberries and then I thought nahhhhh!

Place your cake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes then knock the heat down to 325 for 35-40 minutes or until your cake is firm to the touch.

Strawberries and whipped cream go hand in hand. You could use the kind that comes out of a can (I’m sure I have some in my fridge right now!) or you could whip up your own!

Throw 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar into a bowl.

Mix this with your electric mixer until…

Your heavy cream and sugar look like this creamy, dreamy bowl of fresh whipped cream.

Be carful not to beat it too long or you’ll just end up making butter. Been there done that.

How cute is this cake?!

Put a nice big dollop of whipped cream on your piece of cake and hunker down to enjoy a few episodes of Breaking Bad with someone you love.

Pollyanna I certainly am not.



  • Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
  • 12 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound of strawberries, sliced

5 Responses to Strawberry Sheet Cake

  1. Mom says:

    Your funny!!

  2. Brandon says:

    “In other news I made a fresh strawberry sheet cake last weekend and it was pretty fantastic.”

    Ha! …favorite part of the entire post! The cake looks fantastic, though, and I love how thin it is! My mother occasionally makes a cake similar to this, but with sliced apples, cinnamon, and a few other spices on top.

  3. Melissa says:

    Haha! Thank you Brandon!!
    Your mom’s apple cinnamon sheet cake sounds wonderful. I might need to make that this weekend!

  4. Malisa says:

    I couldn’t agree more that things stick with me! I haven’t read 50 Shades and don’t plan on it and good for you that you went with your own “drum” and put it down. I am learning to hear what my drum sounds like. Just re-kindled my library love last weekend and got a bunch of books! One that I’d highly recommend to you is Julia Child’s, “My Life in France”. I think you’d like it if you haven’t already read it since you are a fellow foodie!

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