The Ultimate Strawberry Crunch Cake Recipe

Strawberries are a favorite fruit of many, and they can add a sweet and juicy touch to any dessert. This Strawberry Crunch Cake recipe takes it to the next level by combining fresh strawberries with a crunchy biscuit crust, creating a delicious and eye-catching dessert that is perfect for any occasion.

What You Need To Make Strawberry Crunch Cake Recipe

Strawberry Crunch Cake
  • spray with flour
  • all-purpose flour
  • strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • buttermilk
Strawberry Crunch Cake

How To Make Strawberry Crunch Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 966 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • baking spray with flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups whole buttermilk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Coat the round cake pans with baking spray with flour and line the bottoms with parchment paper.
    Whisk together the flour, gelatin, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a bowl.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Gradually add the sugar, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined.
  • Add the flour mixture in three additions alternately with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and beating on low speed just until combined after each addition.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.
  • Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove the cakes from pans and cool completely on a wire rack, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Keyword Strawberry Cake

Pro Tips for Making Strawberry Crunch Cake

Here are some tips to help you make the perfect Strawberry Crunch Cake every time:

  • Use Fresh Strawberries: Always use fresh and juicy strawberries in this recipe. If you can’t find fresh strawberries, don’t use frozen ones as they can release too much liquid and make the cake soggy.
  • Use High-Quality Whipped Cream: Use high-quality whipped cream for the best flavor and texture. You can also make your own whipped cream from scratch for a fresher taste.
  • Don’t Overmix the Whipped Cream: When whipping the cream, make sure to stop mixing once soft peaks form. Overmixing can cause the cream to become too thick and clumpy.
  • Adjust the Amount of Sugar: Depending on your preference, you can adjust the amount of sugar in the whipped cream. If you like a sweeter cake, add more sugar to the whipped cream.
  • Experiment with Biscuits: You can experiment with different types of biscuits for the crunchy topping. Try using graham crackers, Digestive biscuits, or even shortbread biscuits.
  • Chill the Cake Thoroughly: Make sure to chill the cake for at least 2 hours or overnight. This will help the flavors to develop and the cake to firm up.
  • Serve Chilled: Serve the Strawberry Crunch Cake chilled for the best flavor and texture.


This Strawberry Crunch Cake recipe is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the sweet and juicy flavors of strawberries. The crunchy biscuit crust adds an extra touch of texture, making it a perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a special treat for your family or a crowd-pleasing dessert for a party, this cake is sure to impress.

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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