Strawberry Loaf Cake

"Summer British cake"
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 1hr 15mins
Serves or Makes: 10

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, or milk


  • Step 1

    Put a shelf in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350ºF. Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Sift together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Put the butter and sugar, and eggs in a mixing bowl and beat until slightly fluffy. Add the flour and milk, beat until the mixture is smooth, then fold in the ground almonds.

  • Step 4

    Hull the strawberries and cut into small pieces and coat with 1-2 tablespoon flour. And then add into the cake mixture. And mixed well.

  • Step 5

    Put the cake mixture into the tin. Bake for 75 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove the cake from the pan and peel off the parchment paper. Leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Step 6

    Once cold, make the icing. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the lemon juice mix until smooth. Drizzle over the cake. Decorate the strawberries over the top. Serve cut into thick slices.