I love strawberry season and love picking strawberries from a local orchard that has been operating for over 100 years!! My kitchen helper and I have been picking strawberries together for two seasons now and I’m excited to see what we create this year. Since we have a month until the local crops are ready, I thought I would jump start the recipe list with this Strawberry Buckle Cake Bites. If you are not familiar with a “buckle cake” it’s simply a vanilla based cake with fruit mixed into the batter. The sugary topping is my favorite part of each bite. This recipe can be made as an traditional 9″ round Buckle Cake or used in your mini-muffin pan. Luckily my toddler’s pre-school was having a morning event so these “bites” were a perfect sweet treat to bring.
I first used this recipe to make a traditional family Blueberry Buckle Cake, then during the holidays I made Fresh Cranberry Buckle Cake. So naturally with Spring here and the Strawberry picking season around the corner, strawberries made an excellent choice. The cake comes together pretty quickly in a large bowl and the topping is a key part of the whole cake.