Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

An Upside Down Strawberry Cake recipe can be made with almost any fruit, but delicious served with sweet ginger cream on top! This Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream is perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July holidays!

Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

One thing I love about the holidays is getting together with friends. Friday night we’ll be hosting a dinner party here, but no worries. I will not be doing all the cooking! My friends are wonderful cooks, so they’ll also be bringing food and it will be a fabulous meal, I’m sure.

Strawberry Cake Recipe

Tonight I tried a new recipe for a dessert this weekend, perfect for Memorial Day. Strawberry Cake with Sweet Ginger Cream. To make it festive for the holiday, I added blueberries on top. You may have tried my Peach Upside Down Cake (equally as good).

Have you had strawberries and ginger combined? Oh, boy!!

Best Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

Red, White, Blue.

I’ll be pulling my summer entertaining and red, white and blue items down from the attic here soon enough. But for now … the cake.

Strawberry Cake with Sweet Ginger Cream - ginger


Any upside down cake is fabulous, but there are 3 little things I added to this cake.

Ginger, ginger, and ginger.

1. Ginger‎ (dried) in the batter.

2. Crystallized ginger‎ on top of the strawberries.

3. Crystallized ginger‎ to the whipped cream. YUM!

Strawberry Cake with Sweet Ginger Cream - mixing it

The ginger was not too much. It was the perfect amount that added the spice and sweetness (since it’s crystalized) that made the cake SING in my mouth. :)

Gooey Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

Really an easy cake to bake. Let sit for 10 minutes, then flip it over and serve – hot or cold. Either way is fantastic, although if you serve cream on top (which is optional), you need to let it cool first.

What are your plans for Memorial Day, and do you have a favorite dessert you like to make?

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Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream

Otherwise known as “Upside Down Cake” this recipe can be made with any fruit. Ginger is optional, although it really gives the cake a punch of flavor! Don’t forget to use an egg slicer for quick strawberry slicing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. crystalized ginger finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped crystallized ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9″ round baking pan (a 9×12 pan works, too) with cooking spray. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Melt 2 Tbsp. butter and stir in the brown sugar until blended. Spread over parchment paper.
  • Arrange the strawberry slices on top of the brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp. ginger on top of the strawberries.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger and salt in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat in the remaining 6 Tbsp. of butter, and then beat in the milk, vanilla, and eggs. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Spoon the batter evenly over the strawberries. Bake until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven; transfer the cake to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat the whipping cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract in bowl to soft peaks. Stir in chopped crystallized ginger. Cover and chill, or put onto the warm (not hot) cake.
  • Run a knife blade around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert the cake onto a serving plate. Lightly tap the bottom of the pan to loosen the cake, then lift the pan.
  • Peel off the parchment paper. Serve the cake warm and top with whipped ginger cream if desired. Top with berries or fresh fruit.

More recipes: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls [Tidy Mom], Red White and Blue Apricot Appetizer [RE], and Easy Strawberry Pineapple Cake [Mom on Time Out].

Best Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream


8 comments on “Strawberry Cake Recipe with Sweet Ginger Cream”

  1. I cannot get over how DELICIOUS this was!! Absolutely wonderful – the cake ended up being super dense, almost like it was just on this side of undercooked, but it was lovely. Instead of whipped cream, I whipped coconut cream to put on top. This is a keeper that I will make many times over. Thank you!

  2. I love upside down cakes for their versatility – this one is no exception. The ginger addition is so smart.

  3. This wants desperately to come to dinner tonight.

  4. This looks absolutely Fabulous. <3
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. This is totally my kind of cake…the kind I like to bake and the kind I like to eat!! Love the additional berries on top too, so pretty!

  6. Your cake is beautiful and perfect for summer!

  7. This is so perfect for Memorial day! Love the colors and that sweet ginger cream sounds so good!

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