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29 July, 2014

strawberry cake with coconut-strawberry filling (egg-free, whole wheat)

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I made a quick berry cake for the husband’s birthday today. I have posted my kids’ birthday cakes on the blog and I simply had to bake a ‘new’ cake for him this year! It was a cake with very little planning. I decided this afternoon, found a lot of fresh strawberries in the fridge and made this simple two-layer,  egg-free cake. It is super moist and nobody believed that there was no refined sugar in it, except for the coconut filling. The strawberries were also very ripe and gave it natural sweetness.


There was no time to prepare regular frosting, and besides, we had not planned a party at all! A can of coconut milk came in handy for the “frosting”.  Angie and party goers at Fiesta Friday #26, I hope you still have time to enjoy this dessert!


strawberry cake

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Time: 90 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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for cake: (makes one 9″ cake)

whole wheat pastry flour- 1 1/2 cup; 204 g (see notes)

baking powder- 1 1/2 tsp.

baking soda- 1/2 tsp.

salt- 1/2 tsp.

fresh/frozen strawberries- about 10; 130 g

pure maple syrup- 1/2 cup; (see notes)

yogurt- 1/2 cup; 100 g

oil- 1/4 cup; 36 g

vanilla extract- 2 tsp.

for filling and ‘frosting’:

coconut cream- 1/3 cup (from the top of a refrigerated can of full-fat coconut milk)

powdered sugar- 2 tbsp.

strawberry preserves- 4 tbsp.


* Pre heat oven to 350 °F. Chop strawberries into small pieces.

* Line a 9″ pan with parchment paper. Grease sides with oil.

* Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a mixing bowl.

* In another bowl, combine maple syrup, yogurt, oil, vanilla extract.


* Add dry mixture to wet, fold in the strawberries. Pour batter into pan.

* Bake for 50-55 minutes or till a knife inserted in the center comes clean.


* While baking, prepare the filling by combining coconut cream, powdered sugar, strawberry preserves. Chill till cake is cooled.

* Once the layers of cake are cool, spread the filling on one and place the other layer on top. Add more filling on top and decorate.



1. If whole wheat pastry flour is not available, a 50/50 mix of whole wheat and all-purpose flour could be used.

2. Honey could be used in place of maple syrup.



27 thoughts on : strawberry cake with coconut-strawberry filling (egg-free, whole wheat)

  • July 29, 2014 at 12:17 am

    The cake looks delicious and so simple! Love the strawberry cream filling. I love using coconut milk in my baking…makes them so soft and moist! Happy birthday to your husband!

    • July 29, 2014 at 12:19 am

      Thank you so much, Brandi! I will pass on your wishes. hugs!

  • July 29, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Happy birthday wishes to your husband, cake looks too good without sugar, that’s awesome 🙂

    • July 29, 2014 at 12:24 am

      thank you, Malar. Hubby’s very happy today to get wishes from my friends. 🙂

  • July 29, 2014 at 1:56 am

    awesome idea. Love the coconut cream with strawberry icing.

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      thank you, Namrata!

  • July 29, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Awesome Apsara. …love the combo. …Please do convey B’day wishes to your hubby. ….

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      I will convey your wishes, Chitra. He’s thrilled about this. 🙂

  • July 29, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Lucky husband! Ooh yes! This strawberry cake looks just fabulous! OOoh yes! xxx

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      thank you, my dear friend! xxx

  • July 29, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Good one! Great presentation as well!

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you, Simi. Glad you like it!

  • July 29, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The cake looks gorgeous Apsara! Happy birthday to your husband 🙂

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      thank you so much, Naina. Will convey your wishes.

  • July 29, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Love it Apsara. Gorgeous looking cake :). Saving your blog on my phone. My reader doesn’t show your posts :(.

    • July 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      That’s strange. But I know we will be in touch somehow, through our common FB links. 🙂 Thank you, Sonal.

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  • July 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Strawberries are always wonderful for baking!!! I love it… And this one is a keeper recipe 🙂

    • July 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      I am so glad you like it, Shruti!

  • July 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Lovely cake and nice, creative frosting! A cake without sugar is amazing! Birthday wishes to your husband!

  • August 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Oh my! This meets all of my dessert needs…..yum! Save a piece for me, oh and make it BIG!!!! HAHA! Thanks for sharing the recipe. ♥♥

  • Chandra
    September 29, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Do we put the coconut cream mixture after baking the cake and cooling it? Sorry , I didn’t understand the frosting part.

    • apsara
      September 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

      Yes, the frosting goes after the cake is baked and cooled. Let me know how it turns out!

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