Strawberry Loaf Cake with Sweet Glaze

Savor the taste of summer with this moist strawberry loaf cake, topped with a fresh strawberry glaze for an extra burst of berry flavor.


For the Cake:

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped

For the Strawberry Glaze:

  • ⅓ cup fresh strawberries, pureed
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. Cake Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper for easy removal.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and milk until well-blended.
    • Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon. Gently fold into the wet ingredients until just mixed.
    • Fold in the chopped strawberries carefully to distribute them evenly without overmixing.
    • Transfer the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. You can sprinkle some additional strawberry pieces on top for decoration.
  2. Baking:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Oven times may vary, so start checking around 50 minutes.
  3. Glaze Preparation:
    • While the cake cools, make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar with pureed strawberries, vanilla extract, and enough milk to achieve a pourable consistency. Adjust with more powdered sugar or milk as needed.
  4. Finishing Touches:
    • Once the cake is cool, drizzle the strawberry glaze over the top. Allow it to set for a few minutes before slicing.


  • Room-temperature ingredients blend more smoothly, so ensure your egg and milk aren’t straight from the fridge.
  • To avoid a soggy glaze, let the loaf cool entirely before topping.
  • Keep the oven door closed while baking to prevent the cake from sinking in the middle.
  • Freshness counts! Verify that your baking powder is active for a good rise.
  • For precise measuring, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level it off—no scooping!

This strawberry loaf cake is perfect as a light dessert, a sweet addition to a brunch spread, or simply as a delightful snack. Its tender crumb and fruity sweetness make it a hit for all occasions.

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