Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

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Moist and airy buttermilk breakfast cakes topped with gorgeously roasted fresh strawberries. This is how you want to start your mornings.

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

These little cakes are perfect for a Sunday brunch or, quite frankly, just because. Have one in the afternoon with a mug of tea or in the morning with your coffee.

However or whenever you choose to enjoy these is up to you, but you will love them any time of day!

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Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

To Make these little Buttermilk Cakes you will need:

  • fresh strawberries
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • real maple syrup (extra for serving)
  • golden balsamic vinegar
  • all-purpose flour
  • granulated sugar
  • baking powder
  • fine sea salt
  • unsalted butter
  • eggs
  • buttermilk
  • vanilla
  • demerara sugar
  • baking sheet
  • scone/wedge pan
  • mixing bowls
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These little cakes are absolutely lovely. They are fluffy, moist, and the roasted strawberries are simply amazing.

You are going to adore these!

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries
Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries
Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Moist and airy buttermilk breakfast cakes topped with gorgeously roasted fresh strawberries. This is how you want to start your mornings.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Breakfast or Brunch Foods, Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 359 kcal


  • 1 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tb extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tb real maple syrup, extra for serving
  • 3 Tb golden balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter, melted but not hot
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 c buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 c demerara sugar


  • To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Hull the strawberries and cut each strawberry in half lengthwise. Place them in a small bowl.
  • In another small bowl, combine the extra virgin olive oil, maple syrup, and amber balsamic vinegar. Whisk these together and pour over the strawberries. Gentle turn the strawberries to coat them in the glaze.
  • Pour the strawberries and glaze onto a rimmed baking sheet or other shallow baking dish, such as a 9×13 cake pan. Bake these for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and sea salt in your mixing bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and melted butter.
  • Add these to the dry ingredients and mix until combined and there are no lumps, scraping the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Spray your wedge pan with non-stick cooking spray. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into each wedge.
  • Place a strawberry half on top of the batter in each wedge and sprinkle with the demerara sugar.
  • Bake this for 20-22 minutes, or until the cakes test done with a wooden pick.
  • Serve topped with additional strawberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
  • Enjoy!


If you do not have a wedge/scone pan, these can be baked in a prepared muffin pan as well.


Serving: 1cCalories: 359kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 362mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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101 thoughts on “Buttermilk Breakfast Cakes with Balsamic Strawberries”

  1. Shared-would love a set of these. My favorite summer fruits are melons, blueberries, cherries, peaches, figs…

  2. I would say my favorite Summer produce has to be watermelon. I love cutting into a great watermelon, sprinkling a little salt on it & enjoying!

  3. My favorite is a toss up between strawberries and peaches. Living in central Texas we get the best ever peaches and berries. My favorite way to eat them is to pick them fresh and wipe them off on my shirt tail and start munching. Yep I know what they say about washing them but I ain’t died from it yet. I would love the Rubbermaid I’ve been eying em’ at Wally’s World but just can’t go the price. I would need a bit bigger budget

  4. I enjoy fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from my garden. I like just slicing them up with a little salt or making a summer fresh salad with them and other veggies.

  5. My favorite summertime produce is strawberries and I love to enjoy them as-is. No cooking, baking, just fresh, raw strawberries.

  6. My favorite summer produce is cantaloupe.
    And I like it plain.
    thank you

    Barbara Montag
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  7. I’m addicted to strawberries in the summer. We love picking our own and using them in everything from lemonade to salad.

  8. I love strawberries and blueberries! I enjoy them both in my yogurt with some granola or with a simple Angel food cake

  9. I don’t do Facebook so guess this is it LOL. I pretty much love all of the fruits and vegetables during the summer but I think my absolute favorites are tomatoes, okra and Elberta peaches. I like cooked tomatoes, okra, Vidalia onions and all cooked together and I like the peaches sliced with dollups of cream on the top! Mmm good! All of it :)

    Also, wanted to thank you for telling about this new product… oh my I can’t wait to get some!

  10. My absolute favorite summer produce is the tomato! I love them alone or on a hot biscuit, anyway really, they make all our summer meals better!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. This looks amazing! (And not just for the drawing :D). I want to try those berries.

    My favorite summer fruit is cherries and I eat them straight. I also freeze them to microwave in winter–they make such a lovely syrup!

    • Well, oops. My first comment disappeared so I left another, but it magically reappeared. ?

      Also, I commented without reading the “rules” so, my favorite way to use mushrooms is on home made pizza and in “chicken cheesesteak” subs. Yummy!

      • LOL, I was having some technical difficulty with a code that was in the post. It caused all of the comments and even the comment form to go away. I removed the code for the time being to get the post to display properly :) Sorry for the confusion!


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