clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Homemade Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven, Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Try my Easy Strawberry Upside Down Cake in a Bundt Pan for a delicious summer-time cake! This homemade strawberry cake is made from scratch with self rising flour and features sliced fresh strawberries and a light brown sugar glaze that tastes incredible. 


Units Scale

Strawberries and Glaze

  • 3 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, washed, dried, and sliced
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar

Homemade Vanilla Cake

  • 2 cups self-rising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream (or whole milk)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • First preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and generously spray a Bundt cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Next wash strawberries and use a knife to cut them into slices. Place sliced strawberries on a paper-towel lined plate and pat dry.
  • In a medium bowl, sift self-rising flour and combine with salt. Set aside
  • In a large mixing bowl, place eggs, sugar, oil, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Use an electric hand mixer and mix on low-medium speed for 2 minutes until smooth.
  • Next, add in sour cream and beat until combined.
  • Next begin adding in flour mixture in increments and mix until just combined and the flour is no longer showing. Do not overmix.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt 5 tbsp butter and pour into the bottom of Bundt cake pan. Sprinkle evenly with light brown sugar. Top with sliced strawberries.
  • Pour cake batter evenly over strawberries and bake in the oven for 45 minutes to 55 minutes or until cake is a light golden brown.
  • Let cake cool on a wire cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.
  • After the cake has cooled, run a sharp, thin knife around the cake edges. Next, place a plate on top of your strawberry upside down cake pan and use a swift motion to flip your cake. Let the cake fall down on its own and if you feel any resistance on any of the sides use a spoon to tap on the cake pan to get it to release. Gently slide the cake pan up and marvel at the beauty of your strawberry cake!
  • Serve warm and if desired top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
YouTube video


Store leftover cake covered with a lid or covered with plastic wrap at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerate in an air tight container for 3-4 days. Re-heat slices in the microwave for 15-30 seconds until warm.

Keywords: strawberry upside down cake, strawberry cake, homemade strawberry cake, strawberry cake from scratch, strawberry cake with self rising flour, self rising flour cake, upside down cake, fresh strawberry cake