Our All-Time Favorite Strawberry Recipes

Strawberry Brioche Bread with Pearl Sugar
Strawberry Brioche with Pearl Sugar

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.

Crème Fraîche Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

  1. Crème Fraîche Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake

This jam-dotted cheesecake receives its creamy texture from a trio of cream cheese, goat cheese, and crème fraîche.

2. Strawberry Basil Scones

Welcome the year’s first haul of strawberries with these tender basil-scented scones. Sprinkle with sanding sugar for a springtime breakfast that sparkles.

Photography by Joann Pai / Recipe Development and Food Styling by Frank Barron

3. Fraisier Layer Cake

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.

4. Strawberry Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

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.

5. Strawberry Mascarpone Strudels

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.

Strawberry Brioche Bread with Pearl Sugar

6. Strawberry Brioche with Pearl Sugar

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.

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  1. I really enjoy your magazine, website, and following you on Instagram. Baking has always been my passion. I am always excited for a special occasion so I can make one of your recipes. My husband is diabetic and so my baking has somewhat gone by the wayside, It would be nice if there was a recipe or two for diabetics since it is almost in epidemic proportions in this country.


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