Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

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A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.

A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.
A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.

The Ultimate Experience: Savoring the Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake Warm

There’s something undeniably comforting about a warm slice of cake, with its soft texture and chocolate chips that melt in your mouth. I’ve experimented with serving this cake at various temperatures, and while it’s delightful at room temperature and even when chilled, nothing compares to enjoying it warm. The heat intensifies the flavors, the chocolate chips transform into gooey pockets of joy, and each bite becomes a heavenly experience. If you want to indulge in the cake’s full potential, serve it warm and let the melty chocolate chips elevate your taste buds to a state of pure bliss.

Preserving the Delight: Freezing and Reheating Your Cake 

This cake isn’t just a treat for now—it’s also a delight you can save for later. Its texture and taste hold up exceptionally well in the freezer, allowing you to store it for up to a month. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply let it thaw to room temperature. But for that freshly-baked sensation, I highly recommend giving your slice a quick warm-up in the microwave. Just a short burst of heat, and you’ll have a piece that’s as good as new, with all the warmth and comfort of a cake straight from the oven.

A Touch of Sweetness: Powdered Sugar vs. Glaze 

A light dusting of powdered sugar adds a subtle sweetness and a touch of elegance to the cake, creating a beautiful contrast against the golden-brown crust. However, if you’re in the mood to experiment with flavors and textures, consider draping your cake with a luscious glaze. Whether you opt for a classic vanilla, a rich chocolate, or even a zesty lemon glaze, it’s an opportunity to add an extra layer of decadence to your creation. So go ahead, be bold, and let a drizzle of glaze turn your cake into an irresistible masterpiece.

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A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.

What’s my favorite thing about this strawberry chocolate chip cake recipe?

I loved the melty chocolate chips in every bite of cake! (I photographed the cake chilled, but I definitely heated it back up to eat!).

A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake

Yield: 8 slices

A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

3 tbsp butter, softened to room temp 3 tbsp Greek yogurt 1 cup sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour 1-1/2 tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1/3 cup chocolate chips, plus additional for the top of the cake approximately 1 pound strawberries, capped and halved Optional: powdered sugar or a glaze for topping. Whipped cream would be good too

  • 3 tbsp butter, softened to room temp
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, plus additional for the top of the cake
  • approximately 1 pound strawberries, capped and halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 9-inch round baking tin by lining with parchment paper or foil and greasing with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the butter, Greek yogurt, and sugar. Add the egg and whisk until creamy.
  3. Add the milk, vanilla, all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix just until a batter forms.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking tin. Press the halved strawberries into the top of the cake batter. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on the top.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving fresh. Top with powdered sugar or a glaze if desired.
A recipe for a single-layer vanilla cake with chocolate chips and fresh strawberries.
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