A simple recipe for Strawberry Breakfast Cake– perfect for a special brunch or morning gathering (like Mother’s Day) that can be made Gluten-free!

Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com #Sayitwithhomemade #Bonnemaman

Here’s a little Mother’s day inspiration… Strawberry Breakfast Cake! Who wouldn’t want their breakfast cake, and eat it too, in bed. A sweet treat for mom this Sunday morning.

The nice thing about this Breakfast Cake recipe is it can also be made with gluten-free flour or whole wheat flour – both turn out lovely. Almond flour gives it a delicious rich density, almost like a torte.

Fresh seasonal strawberries are not only pretty, they are sweet and juicy, and full of flavor- but know that other fresh berries will work too.

Strawberry preserves are spooned into the middle of the cake before baking ( optional, but oh so tasty!) .

Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com

This week I’ve partnered with Bonne Maman  and what I personally like about these preserves and this brand is they are non- GMO verified and use no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colorings or flavorings.

Simple real ingredients. It tastes like real homemade preserves- and it’s packaged in a very cute french style jar.  In case you were wondering Mamam means grandmother or “granny” in french. Good Granny.

Make the easy batter in a stand mixer, then pour it into a lightly oiled skillet. If you don’t have a skillet, you can bake this in a baking dish.

Top with fresh strawberries.

Bake for 50-60 minutes.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com

When it comes out it will be deliciously golden.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with maple syrup.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com

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Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com #Sayitwithhomemade #Bonnemaman

This Strawberry Breakfast Cake is so simple and tasty!

Strawberry Breakfast Cake- a sweet treat for Mother's Day brunch. GF Adaptable. | www.feastingathome.com

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Strawberry Breakfast Cake

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Gluten Free Adaptable
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A simple recipe for Strawberry Breakfast Cake, a perfect beginning or ending for a special brunch. Can be made gluten-free.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Strawberry Preserves, (plus more for filling-optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour ( try whole wheat or gluten free!)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal or flour ( you can sub regular flour)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • 1 pint strawberries halved – or sub other fresh berries
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • maple syrup for drizzling- optional
  • powdered sugar for sprinkling – optional


  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time,  scraping down the bowl, and mix until combined. Add vanilla and preserves and whip well.
  3. Whisk flours, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl then add it to the batter, until just combined.
  4. Spoon the  1/2 of the batter into a lightly greased 10 inch cast-iron skillet. At this point, you could spoon little dots of strawberry preserves (another 1/4 cup) then top with the remaining batter. (This is optional, feel free to leave the extra preserves out if you like.)
  5. Arrange the strawberries, skin side up, all over the batter, covering it. Sprinkle the top with the lemon juice.
  6. Bake until cake is golden and puffed, and a toothpick inserted into a center part of the cake comes out free of batter, about  50 -60 minutes. Drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 394
  • Sugar: 29.7 g
  • Sodium: 134.3 mg
  • Fat: 20.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.1 g
  • Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 5.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 115.5 mg

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  1. I would like to make this. My question is, I am worried that the bottom and sides may get to brown in a cast iron pan, and if I should use a deep dish ceramic pie plate instead? I would like to try the cast iron. Has anyone experienced that issue? Thanks

    1. It does brown a tiny bit- feel free to try it in a pie plate! You may need to cook a bit longer?

      1. I did make it last night and took it to a family dinner. It turned out really well, and everyone really enjoyed it. In the end I decided to use the cast iron skillet and it worked great! A little crispy on the edges which was tasty, and just a nice golden brown. I used the preserves in the batter, and in the middle, and followed the recipe exactly! Thank you!

        1. Awesome to hear Sandy. My husband really loves the crispy edges- so that’s the reason I make it in the skillet!

  2. Hi, I’m meeting with some friends in a few weeks for a few days. They always request I bring a cake or coffee cake. This one looks amazing but I’m a little confused about the flours. If I use regular flour will it be a total of 1 1/2 cups? One cup of regular flour then another half cup in place of the almond flour.
    Thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Ruth- yes a total of 1 1/2 cups regular AP flour- or 1/2 cup almond flour plus 1 cup regular flour. 🙂

  3. Yummy cake. Made it with sprouted spelt flour. Delicious! next time I would add less sugar. Thank you!

  4. Today is the 20 anniversary of September 11. I have a lot of anxiety and need something to do. I am wondering can I melt the preserves just enough to drizzle them over the batter on the inside layer. Thank you in advance.

    1. Yes, I think that should work just fine Hughes. Sorry you are feeling anxious, and I hope the baking helps soothe you. Big hugs.

    1. Great question Kelly and I’m not sure. I feel like they may fall apart with the filling? But I haven’t tried, so not certain.

  5. I’m planning to make this now that it’s strawberry season. The recipe is enticing! One question: Would you consider also using gram weights for your recipe ingredients? Many of us prefer to cook with weights! Many thanks for a collection of great recipes!

    1. Hi Mary- the current recipe plug-in I use doens’t offer the conversion for grams- but when it comes time to renew I may switch to one that does. Sorry about that.

  6. Making this to take to work tomorrow…. Does it hold up well to make ahead ?what is best way to store it?

    I’ll come back to rate! Thank you

    1. I really like this best the day of, or maybe just one day ahead. I usually just store on the counter, covered.

      1. Thank you for prompt reply.
        The day after was still wonderful! It seemed a bit denser after sitting overnight ( maybe due to almond flour?), but this was not a negative.
        Love your recipes!

  7. Delicious and not overly sweet. No maple syrup necessary for my family…powdered sugar was perfect. Tasty brown and perfect right out of the oven.

  8. Thank you for the recipe… It made our Brunch even sweeter. I prepared the cake gluten free and it was delicious.

  9. so in the text before the actual recipe, it says that we will spoon preserves “into the middle of the of the cake before baking.” but in the directions, it never mentions about it. so are we or are we not supposed to spoon the preserves in?

  10. this cake was wonderful!!! i used 60 grams oats bzzzzzzzzzzzd up in the blender plus 70 grams brown rice flour for the one cup flour. the cake was sooooooooo fluffy!!! we topped with whipped cream. lovely. thank you for such a clear, easy to follow recipe!

    1. I think so but I haven’t tried it in a Springform. If you do try, place over a baking sheet in case of leakage. Perhaps line with parchment?

  11. I’m in the process of making this recipe rn and it’s not hard to do and I’ll keep you updated on how it tastes…so update its been in there for 40 minutes and everything but the middle is cooked so giving it another 5 minutes and I tasted a part that was done and it was really good so thank you for this amazing recipe

  12. Cake for breakfast sounds like the most amazing thing ever, for mother’s day and every other day after that! I like the idea of using Almond Meal and the denser, torte like result it would give. And I’ve been seeing so much of Bonne Maman preserves around lately that I’ve ordered a couple of jars. Can’t wait to try them!

    1. The jars are adorable aren’t they? Kind of cheer me up every time I look at the happy checkered lid. 🙂


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