This Lemon-Strawberry Shortcake Cake is a light, fresh, and sweet dessert with plenty of strawberries! The hint of lemon brightens the flavors, making it perfect for summertime.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's get started!
Step 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Step 2. Stir together the egg, buttermilk, butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla in another bowl.
Step 3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
Step 4. Gently fold in the strawberries.
Step 5. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Step 6. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it directly to the wire rack to finish cooling.
Step 7. Combine the strawberry slices, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl. Cover and chill.
Step 8. Whisk heavy cream and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form.
Step 9. Use an offset spatula to spread the whipped cream on top of the cooled cake.
Step 10. Drain off the liquid from the strawberries and arrange them on top of the cake.
Spoon the liquid from the strawberries over the slices of cake when serving it and enjoy!