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Strawberry squares

These strawberry squares are fresh and sweet, making them a delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any time of day. You can pop them into lunchboxes, serve them at picnics or enjoy a couple as dessert.

  • 15 minutes prep. time
  • 35–40 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 12–16
  • Cakes, bakes & desserts, Vegetarian & vegan
A pair of hands in oven gloves hold a baking tray containing cake studded with strawberries
Strawberries and cream – in the form of cake | © National Trust Images/Vicki Blatchley


For the base

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 300g light brown sugar
  • 150g butter

For the topping

  • 2 eggs
  • 300g sour cream
  • 150g strawberries, roughly chopped


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160°C (150°C fan/gas mark 3), and line a 30cm x 20cm deep-sided baking tray with baking parchment.

Step 2

For the base

Mix the flour and sugar, and rub in the butter until you have a sandy texture. Spread half of this mixture in the lined tray and press down gently with a spatula or back of a spoon until you have an even layer.

Step 3

For the topping

Add the eggs and sour cream to the remaining flour mix and stir until just combined, with only a few lumps remaining.

Step 4

Pour this mixture over the base in the tin and spread evenly. Top with the chopped strawberries, arranging them evenly over the surface.

Step 5

Place in the oven and bake for 35–40 minutes, or until golden and set.


Step 6

Once cooked, remove from the oven. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

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