The second that springtime rolls around each year, I instantly want to add fresh fruit to everything I eat. Berries, especially, are an essential part of my warm weather meals, and today I felt like baking them up in a pretty and yes, super simple little torte. This recipe calls for ingredients that are likely already in your pantry and, as is required by the onset of spring, a heaping cup of fresh berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries – whatever you love!) And since we’ve all been ordered to get our daily serving of fruit… why not get it by way of cake? Keep reading for the recipe.

Strawberry Torte


  • 1  1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4  + 1 tablespoon cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1  1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch tart pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together quartered strawberries with one tablespoon of sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, nutmeg, salt and baking powder.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together remaining sugar and oil until combined. Add egg, milk, vanilla and vinegar and beat until smooth.
  5. Gently add flour mixture into wet ingredients and lightly fold together until batter forms.  Pour into prepared tart pan.
  6. Add strawberries to the top and press each piece gently into the batter.
  7. Bake  for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Serve with freshly whipped cream or ice cream!

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Comments (8)
  1. 1
    Kat Rodriguez April 12, 2013 at 5:54 am

    This looks delicious!

    • Jess Simpson April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks, Kat! Hope you give it a try! 🙂

  2. 2
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing April 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Oh, this looks fantastic Jess! On the summer “must” list for sure.

    Happy Friday,

    • Jess Simpson April 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      Be sure to invite me over once it’s baked! 😉 xo

  3. 3
    Chelsea Staires April 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    This was great and easy to make. My batter came out very thick, almost biscuit consistency but the finished torte was light and delicious with homemade whipped cream and a few macerated strawberries on top. Thanks!

    • Jess Simpson April 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      SO happy to hear you liked it, Chelsea!

  4. 4
    Meenakshi April 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    This reminds me of a clafoutis recipe I tried a while back, except this torte looks more moist, dense and gorgeous! Can’t wait to try it out 🙂



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