In a large bowl add the sugar, softened butter, and vegetable oil mix for 3 to 4 minutes -- until very light and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time

Mix the Butter, Oil, Sugar, and Eggs

In a medium bowl with together the cake flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Add the Dry Ingredients

Step 2

In a small bowl combine the buttermilk and vanilla extract.

Add Buttermilk and Vanilla

Step 3

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Add half of the milk mixture, gently stir until combined. Do this until all combined.

Mix together

Step 4

Bake for 21 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with no wet cake batter.


Step 5

In a pot add the strawberries, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon zest. Cook over low to medium heat, once the mixture starts to get hot and a slight boil use a potato masher to mash the strawberries down.

Make the Strawberry Sauce

Step 6

Once the cake is baked use the handle of a wooden spoon to poke lots of holes in the cake. Then pour the strawberry sauce on top and use an offset spatula to help push it down into the holes.

Mix and Pour

Step 7

Top with whipped cream and fresh berries. This cake is best served within 24 hours of making, store leftovers in the fridge.

Serve & Decorate

Step 8