Strawberry Swirl Lemon Cake Recipe

Strawberry Swirl Lemon Cake Recipe

How To Make Strawberry Swirl Lemon Cake

Sweetness from the strawberries and tanginess from the lemon embodies this rich and moist, cream-cheese filled lemon cake!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



For Cream Cheese Filing:

  • 8ozcream cheese
  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 18ozstrawberry jam,(1 jar)

For Cake Batter:

  • 3cupsall purpose flour
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 4tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2large eggs
  • 1⅓cupsmilk
  • ½cupbutter,(1 stick), melted
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 1lemon,zested
  • 1lemon,juiced

For Lemon Glaze:

  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 1lemon,zested
  • 1lemon,juiced


  1. Grease an 11-inch round cake pan and line with parchment paper.

Cream Cheese Filing:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until fully incorporated and smooth. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook the strawberry jam for about 20 minutes until reduced by half. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

Cake Batter:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.

  2. Add the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla and whisk until fully incorporated. Stir in the lemon zest and juice.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  5. Transfer the reserved cream cheese filling and reduced jam to 2 piping bags fitted with round tips or zip-top bags with a corner cut off.

  6. Starting in the center, pipe in a layer of jam in a spiral shape, moving towards the outside of the cake. Pipe a layer of cream cheese filling on top of the jam, following the swirl as closely as possible.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

  8. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before removing from cake pan.

Lemon Glaze:

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium bowl and whisk until a smooth glaze forms.

  2. Remove the cooled cake from the pan and evenly pour over the glaze. Allow the glaze to set before serving.

  3. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 846.06kcal
  • Fat: 24.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.38g
  • Carbohydrates: 148.76g
  • Fiber: 2.78g
  • Sugar: 96.63g
  • Protein: 10.05g
  • Cholesterol: 112.25mg
  • Sodium: 417.55mg
  • Calcium: 281.68mg
  • Potassium: 256.46mg
  • Iron: 3.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 239.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.98mg
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