Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Strawberry Birthday Cake

May is national strawberry month.
 In addition to being mouth wateringly delicious, strawberries are loaded with anti-oxidants and have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and blood sugar.   

So it was a no-brainer to make our May birthday baby a strawberry cake

Ping's Strawberries Yogurt Cake

1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup orange juice
3 eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup diced strawberries

low fat cream cheese
1 cup sliced strawberries

Preheat the oven to 350.   Grease a 9 inch spring form pan or other similarly sized pans.  Beat the liquid ingredients and sugar together until fully combined and then add dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.  Fold in the strawberries.  Bake for 50 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean.

Cool and spread with the cream cheese and the top with the sliced strawberries



  1. Ping's cake does look delish! She must have loved it!

  2. Nobody's ever made me cake. I want some too! I bet Ping's strawberry cake was also fit for human consumption. Happy birthday!

    Huggies and Cheese,


  3. Sigh, I should know better than to look here before I've had a proper meal - it's hard enough to be hungry without seeing such mouth watering delights!

  4. YUM. Looks like you really enjoyed it!

  5. I love strawberries (and Elka does too)! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. When I lived in Japan, strawberries were widely available in winter, so it feels strange but nice to have strawberry month in May :-) Your cake looks super yummy!

  7. Sounds delicious!
    Dachshund Nola

  8. Looks yummy!!! Also looks like Ping loved it!

  9. Now that's a cake!!! Oh mamas better make this one for sure! Oh man we are drooling now..... Way to go mama. :) ~Weinerful Gang~

  10. You are such a lucky girl to get such wonderful homemade yummies. I wanna come spend a week with you. Everyone including humans eat sooooooo good.

    I am so happy you had a great birthday.

    I want Mom to make the cake for us. Maybe for Pea's Gotcha Day. Mom want's to try the Dr. Pepper recipe.

    I had an idea for you. If you wanted to play a game similar to the one we did you could use a cardboard box and wadded up newspapers. It's also recyclable when you're done. You could even take all your toys and place them in a container and root through them for treats. Well on second thought that might not work so good if you really love the toys you might just grab the toy and go play with it.


    1. Thanks for the idea! We can try it one on one maybe or with Bob separated from the other hounds. Although the guy never argue over toys Bob can be a bit food possesive/guardy which is why we never have chewies out together and why Bob eats in his crate. We do take treats from mom and dad when we are all together but we have to sit and be polite first, too much excitement around treats can lead to a bit of trouble here. Though there were never any bad fights there was some bad growling over dropped treats a few years ago that made momma nervous.

      This game looks like so much fun though we will have to try

      Urban Hounds

  11. Oh do those strawberries look yummy.
    Benny & Lily

  12. Yummy!!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  13. Are you kidding me? You ate that cake? Well it looked good enough for my peeps,, and now they want some too!
    You sure looked like you were enjoying yourself.

  14. Brando wants to know if you saved any for him!

  15. I love strawberries and that cake? It looks DELISH!