Strawberry Ombre Cake

Strawberry Ombre Cake is a special rustic looking cake with shades of pink. Made with fresh strawberries during the season, it is moist, soft and decadent in each bite.

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake

I made this gorgeous looking cake a month ago for a dear friend’s birthday. With my busy schedule and work, now only getting time to post it.

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake

I stuck to my favorite white cake recipe and used various shades of peach and pink to create Ombre effect of pastels. There are few things which I have been meaning to do since I started baking and using food coloring in ‘dots’ to get the desired color is one of them.

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake

Food coloring available in India is either very inferior or very expensive. During V’s last visit to US, I got him to bring me Americolor pack. And now I am a happy and colourful baker. :)

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake

I added chopped strawberries and pineapples as filling between layers along with whipped cream.

Over to the Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake.

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake
makes 1 layer of cake Conversion Chart Print

Strawberry Pineapple Ombre Cake


1 cup of all purpose flour
½ cup of sugar
¾ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup of curd or buttermilk
2 tablespoons of oil
½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt


1.Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 8 inch round pan.
2.In a large bowl, combine together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, mix curd or buttermilk, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and apple sauce.
3.Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl until just mixed. I added another teaspoon of curd to adjust the consistency. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in the pan before de-moulding. Freeze the layer till further use. Bake 2 more layers.
4.Assemble and decorate as per your choice.


Adapted from here.

This recipe makes 1 layer. Repeat this process to get 3 layers.

Add food coloring to whipped cream in any shade you want and decorate as per your whim.