With a bounty of strawberries available at grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and local farms, spring is one of the most wonderful times of the year for baking! We love using these juicy berries in everything from basil-scented scones to a towering layer cake by Frank Barron inspired by the French fraisier cake. From a strawberry-swirled cheesecake to Campari-glazed cookies, here are our all-time favorite strawberry recipes.
This jam-dotted cheesecake receives its creamy texture from a trio of cream cheese, goat cheese, and crème fraîche.
Welcome the year’s first haul of strawberries with these tender basil-scented scones. Sprinkle with sanding sugar for a springtime breakfast that sparkles.
This cake from Frank Barron of the blog Cake Boy Paris is inspired by the fraisier, an elegant cake featuring kirsch-soaked genoise, strawberries, crème patissière, and marzipan. In his transatlantic version, Frank layers an all-American white cake with alternating rings of Strawberry Pastry Cream and Italian Meringue Buttercream.
Piled high with a pillowy Peanut Butter Frosting and topped with fresh strawberries and strawberry preserves, this cake is an ode to the satisfying combination of strawberries and peanut butter. It’s like the PB & J sandwiches of your childhood, now in cake form.
While decorating these classic Strawberry Mascarpone Strudels, we looked to strudels’ nostalgic breakfast cousin, the Pop Tart. For our version, we swap out the usual sprinkles for crushed freeze-dried strawberries for a more refined look and an extra boost of berry.
Sticky-sweet strawberry filling is smeared, rolled, and twisted into a buttery brioche dough, and a final sprinkling of pearl sugar offers an element of elegant crunch.