Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream (2024)

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by Sandyon May 26, 2021

A patriotic moist Upside DownStrawberry Cake recipe delicious served with a sweet ginger whipped cream and fresh blueberries on top!

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ThisStrawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream is perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July holidays! If you love strawberries, you can also try my Best Strawberry Cobbler, and if you love cake then my Basic Texas Sheet Cake Recipe (with red, white and blue sprinkles).

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Strawberry Cake Recipe

One thing I love about the holidays is getting together with friends. Friday night we’ll be hosting a dinner party here, but no worries. I will not be doing all the cooking! My friends are wonderful cooks, so they’ll also be bringing food and it will be a fabulous meal, I’m sure.

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Strawberry Cake Recipe

Tonight I tried a new recipe for a dessert this weekend, perfect for Memorial Day. Strawberry Cake with Sweet Ginger Cream. To make it festive for the holiday, I added blueberries on top. You may have tried my Peach Upside Down Cake (equally as good).

Have you had strawberries and ginger combined? Oh, boy!!

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Ingredients for Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

All you need are these ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Crystalized ginger (you can buy at Trader Joe’s)
  • Flour + sugar
  • Baking powder + salt
  • Whole milk (or buttermilk)
  • Dried ginger
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Whipping cream
  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh blueberries

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Red, White, Blue – patriotic desserts

I’ll be pulling my summer entertaining and red, white and blue items down from the attic here soon enough. But for now … the cake. And a few more desserts at the bottom of this post.

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Any upside down cake is fabulous, but there are 3 little things I added to this cake.

Ginger, ginger, and ginger

Ginger‎ (dried) in the batter.

Crystallized ginger‎ on top of the strawberries.

Crystallized ginger‎ to the whipped cream. YUM!

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The ginger was not too much. It was the perfect amount that added the spice and sweetness (since it’s crystalized) that made the cake SING in my mouth. :)

Really an easy cake to bake. Let sit for 10 minutes, then flip it over and serve – hot or cold. Either way is fantastic, although if you serve cream on top (which is optional), you need to let it cool first.

What are your plans for Memorial Day, and do you have a favorite dessert you like to make?

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More patriotic cakes:

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls [Tidy Mom]

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Best Strawberry Trifle

Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

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Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

Otherwise known as “Upside Down Cake” this recipe can be made with any fruit. Ginger is optional, although it really gives the cake a punch of flavor! Don’t forget to use an egg slicer for quick strawberry slicing!

Prep Time: 15 minutes mins

Cook Time: 30 minutes mins

Total Time: 45 minutes mins

Yield: 8 servings

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  • ½ cup 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. crystalized ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Fresh whipped cream

  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 cup Fresh blueberries, for the top


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9″ round baking pan (a 9×12 pan works, too) with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper.

  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter and stir in the brown sugar until blended. Spread over parchment paper.

  • Arrange the strawberry slices on top of the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp. ginger on top of the strawberries.

  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat in the remaining 6 Tbsp. of butter, and then beat in the milk, vanilla, and eggs. Beat for 1 minute.

  • Spoon the batter evenly over the strawberries. Bake until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven; transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, beat the whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract in bowl to soft peaks. Stir in chopped crystallized ginger. Cover and chill, or put onto the warm (not hot) cake.

  • Run a knife blade around the edge of thecake to loosen it from the pan. Invert the cake onto a serving plate. Lightly tap the bottom of the pan to loosen the cake, then lift the pan.

  • Peel off the parchment paper. Serve the cake warm and top with whipped ginger cream if desired. Top with berries or fresh fruit.


Reposted from May 2014

Cuisine: American

Course: Dessert

Author: Sandy / Reluctant Entertainer

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  1. JulieReply

    I cannot get over how DELICIOUS this was!! Absolutely wonderful – the cake ended up being super dense, almost like it was just on this side of undercooked, but it was lovely. Instead of whipped cream, I whipped coconut cream to put on top. This is a keeper that I will make many times over. Thank you!

  2. naomiReply

    I love upside down cakes for their versatility – this one is no exception. The ginger addition is so smart.

  3. ShainaReply

    This wants desperately to come to dinner tonight.

  4. Sally TewsReply

    This looks absolutely Fabulous. <3
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. AggieReply

    This is totally my kind of cake…the kind I like to bake and the kind I like to eat!! Love the additional berries on top too, so pretty!

  6. AmandaReply

    Beautiful cake!

  7. Christine from Cook the StoryReply

    Your cake is beautiful and perfect for summer!

  8. Tieghan GerardReply

    This is so perfect for Memorial day! Love the colors and that sweet ginger cream sounds so good!

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