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Amazing Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cake


Introducing a Symphony of Flavors: Strawberry Lemonade Cake Extravaganza!

“Indulge in the ultimate gluten-free Strawberry Lemonade Cake, a perfect blend of zesty lemon and sweet strawberries. Moist, fluffy, and irresistibly delicious, this cake is a delight for all occasions!”

Prepare to embark on a delectable journey with our Strawberry Lemonade Cake recipe, where soft, tender, and fluffy layers harmonize to create a masterpiece bursting with the vibrant essence of lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh strawberries. Delight in the luxurious embrace of a luscious strawberry buttercream interlaced between each cake layer, accompanied by a tantalizing strawberry reduction that will leave you yearning for more after just one heavenly bite!

This cake embodies the essence of spring and summer, exuding beauty and refreshment in every slice. Drawing inspiration from the iconic strawberry lemonade, this confection strikes the perfect balance between sweetness and tanginess. Its light, moist, and buttery texture is complemented by a sumptuous strawberry lemon buttercream and an irresistible strawberry reduction, ensuring that each mouthful is a symphony of lemony zing and sweet strawberry bliss—a true fusion of flavors that invigorate the palate with notes of tartness, tanginess, and freshness.

Embrace the visual splendor of this cake, adorned with a captivating pink frosting and crowned with fresh, ripe strawberries, destined to steal the spotlight at any summer gathering. The secret to enhancing the flavors lies in selecting the ripest, reddest strawberries, as their sweetness will elevate the overall taste experience. Additionally, using fresh lemons for juice and zest is paramount to infusing the cake with that signature bright, citrusy punch that defines a classic strawberry lemonade.

From its light texture to its beautiful presentation, you won’t be able to resist indulging in this one-of-a-kind creation.

Get ready to impress everyone at your next party with this amazing Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cake!

Key Ingredients for the Ultimate Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Strawberries- opt for the ripest, deepest red strawberries you can find, as their sweetness is paramount to the cake’s flavor profile. Remember, strawberries don’t ripen after being picked, so choose wisely for the best taste experience.

Lemon- the essence of lemonade in your cake! Freshly squeezed lemon juice is crucial for its unparalleled zest and vibrant flavor, which bottled juices simply can’t match. Don’t forget the lemon zest; it adds a delightful tartness that beautifully complements the strawberries’ sweetness. Incorporating both juice and zest will infuse your cake with a refreshing citrus kick.

Leavening Agents- to ensure your cake is wonderfully light and airy, verify that your baking powder and soda are current and not past their prime. Stale leavening agents can lead to a denser, less appealing texture.

Butter- unsalted butter is key, allowing you to control the saltiness of your batter to perfection. Soften it to room temperature for effortless blending into a smooth consistency—too hard, and you’ll find it difficult to achieve the creaminess essential for the batter.

Milk- whole milk is recommended for its rich flavor and moisture-enhancing qualities, contributing to the cake’s overall succulence. Skim or low-fat milk simply won’t do justice to the cake’s decadent texture.

Powdered Sugar- often known by names like confectioners’ sugar, icing sugar, or 10X sugar, this is a baker’s secret to a smooth frosting. If you’ve run out, don’t worry—I have a guide on making your own powdered sugar at home.

For the ultimate Strawberry Lemonade Cake, starting with the right ingredients is crucial. Each component plays a pivotal role in creating a cake that’s not just a treat for the taste buds but a feast for the senses.

What you will need to make this recipe


If you are a lemon lover like me checkout my delicious gluten free lemon tart Easy Gluten Free Lemon Tart.

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Amazing Gluten Free Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Available


Perfect for special occasions or an everyday treat, this scrumptious cake layers mouthwatering strawberry reduction between three gluten free vanilla cakes.


  • Strawberry Reduction ingredients

  • Strawberry Buttercream Ingredients


    Cake Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 F
  2. In a bowl add Gluten Free Flour (I used 1-1 Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free), baking soda, baking powder, and salt and give it a quick whisk.
  3. In a Stand mixer or bread mixer add room temperature butter and cream it on a medium speed for 30 seconds, add the sugar and two full lemon zest then mix on high for about 5 minutes, the add the juice of two lemons, Scrape the sides then mix again. Add the vanilla extract, then add the room temperature eggs one at a time then mix until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Add room temperature milk, on a low mode add 1/3 batch of flour then 1/2 milk then flour then remaining milk then remaining flour. Scrape the sides then mix with a spatula mix from the bottom up to make sure no flour is left in the bottom so no hidden clumps.
  5. Line up (3) 8” round pan with parchment paper, or if you don’t have grease with butter then sprinkle flour to prevent sticking.
  6. Pour and separate the batter onto the three pans.
  7. Pour and separate the batter onto the three pans.
  8. Smooth out the batter top with the spatula, so it can level out.
  9. Don’t over mix the batter, the batter should look fluffy and a bit firm about 30-35 minutes or until the edge is pulling away.
  10. Strawberry reduction instructions

  11. Toss the sliced strawberries in a pan and add a juice of two lemons, and sugar.
  12. Pop it on medium high heat until you get a gel consistency, stir from time to time the sides.
  13. After it start to simmer use a potato masher to break it down. And continue to cook for water to evaporate.
  14. Take off heat and transfer to a bowl to cook down significantly to room temperature.
  15. Strawberry Buttercream instructions

  16. Add the room temperature butter and beat it for 5 minutes on high speed.
  17. Add 1/2 of powdered sugar then mix again for few minutes on low until incorporated and silky, the add the lemon juice, and the heavy cream.
  18. Add the room temperature strawberry reduction.
  19. Cake Assembly Instructions

  20. Remove the cakes from each pan.
  21. Grab A piping bag and fill with 1/2 cup of the strawberry buttercream then pipe it on the cake about 3 tablespoons and spread it to an even layer.
  22. Put the second cake on top add another 3 tablespoons and spread evenly.
  23. Then last layer of cake and add the on top, cover all the sides and smooth out until complete coverage.
  24. On top decorate with fresh strawberries and add any leftover of strawberry reduction.
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Summer

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