Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake

Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake Recipe - It's SOOO Delicious

As it turned out, no-one in the house wanted fruity donuts…
So, our Summer Bucket List plan to make Strawberry Donuts took a turn…
for the better…
with this Strawberry Buttermilk Cake…
Actually, it’s a Strawberry Cognac Buttermilk Cake…
Cognac’s optional, of course.

Strawberry [Cognac] Buttermilk Cake

loosely inspired by the Saveur donut issue...
Author: Roseanne Carrara, Summer of Funner


  • 2 c flour
  • .5 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .25 tsp salt
  • .5 c unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Cognac [optional]
  • .75 c buttermilk
  • 1 small pint of strawberries [about a dozen] halved
  • 1 tbs icing sugar [optional]


  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Use baking spray to coat or butter and flour a 8-9 inch square or round baking dish.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a small bowl.
  • In a mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Slowly add eggs, vanilla, cognac and, finally, buttermilk until combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Place strawberry halves on top of the batter.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the cake is light and fluffy and a knife comes out clean.
  • If the edges start to brown, cover them in tinfoil.
  • Cool.
  • If desired, sprinkle the top of the cake with powdered sugar. [I like to use a mesh tea ball/strainer for this job.]
  • Enjoy!

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