Strawberry Tart Recipe, how to bake a fantastic Strawberry Cake…

Strawberry tart as strawberry cake

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Super genius, here I show you my recipe Strawberry Tart. This is a great strawberry cake based on shortcrust pastry with cream filling.

I prefer to use small cake tins. The mini look is doubly pleasing. The motto for every guest is a cake, and the impression of eating less sweets is also created 😉

Caramelized strawberries: If you want to bake something special, please take a closer look at the following instructions. I think you have found what you are looking for… Serve the strawberry dessert as dessert or serve it in the afternoon with coffee.

For a great baking experience, I have put together a step-by-step guide for you. 

On geht´s, now quickly into the bakery… I wish you every success!

Strawberry tart with lemon tart

Strawberry tart with a lemon tart summery arranged with coffee for the guests.

1. How to prepare Shortcrust Pastry Bases…

The first advantage of the small cakes is already apparent at the beginning. Since every guest gets his own cake, there is no need to cut the cake open. What is not cut can also not break.

Cakes in small forms: Practical… there is no need to cut!

Serving the cake is therefore much easier, if you also want to use a gluten-free flour mixture instead of wheat flour, you can cut the cake without any trouble.

The shortcrust pastry is a simple cake dough and can be prepared very quickly. Plenty of butter, vanilla, lemon grater and egg create a wonderful and fine dough which later harmonises perfectly with the freshness of the strawberries on the palate.

roll out the dough

Roll out the shortcrust pastry: Refrigerate the dough for at least one hour. I wrap the dough ball in cling film. The rolling of the dough is easier with foil.

What is so special about this cake preparation? The dough goes into the moulds and is then allowed to bake blind.  For this you need dried peas or beans in addition to the expected ingredients.

The dough in the pan is exceptionally given a yo-yo effect by weighing it down with the pulses!

Due to the weight, the cake dough cannot rise during baking. We call this “blind baking”.

Tarte and pea are a good team, who would have thought that?

baked tartes with peas

Bake tart bottoms blind, you don’t need a blindfold, it works with dried peas or dried beans.

2. Prepare Cake Dough as Filling and Topping

Now we need another great filling. This is similar to a cheesecake filling, because fresh cheese comes in.

I only like the taste of quark if it’s not too dominant. That’s why the first NY Cheesecake was a revelation for me, because I don’t like German cheesecakes so much.

cake dough with quark

Cake dough with cream cheese for the filling of the tart. I have hidden a secret ingredient. You’ll find it in the recipe below…

Since strawberries have a very fine taste, the cream cheese fits better into the filling than quark.

The caramelized strawberries are now allowed to sleep in a luxury fresh cheese bed.

caramelise strawberries

Sugared, halved strawberries are caramelized with the Creme Brulee burner.

The details of the preparation can be found further down in the recipe here the summary of the work steps…

  1. Prepare the shortcrust pastry and bake blind in the moulds.
  2. Prepare the cream as a filling, then fill in and bake.
  3. Caramelise strawberries with sugar and cream Brulee Brenner and place on top.

The whole fun lasts about an hour, without dough resting time. It’s worth the effort, I promise!

Lemon tart with shortcrust pastry

The Tarte au Citron is another idea for your bakery. The tarte is topped with lemon slices cooked in sugar.

Tips for many tartes:
You can prepare the tartes the day before and refrigerate them.

Alternatively, freeze them raw in the tartes. After 30 minutes of defrosting with the pulses, “blind bake” – then prepare and pour in the filling and bake at reduced heat until done.

Small cake with fruit

Small cakes from the French bakery. Tarte… with apricots, …with caramelized strawberries, …Tarte au Citron and cherry tarte.

3. Recipe Strawberry Tart

Here follows the step by step instructions… Have fun with it! For questions you reach me over the comment function at the end of the page.

Strawberry tart as strawberry cake
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Strawberry Cake with Shortcrust Pastry - fine tart with cream cheese filling
Prepare strawberry cake as a tart with shortcrust pastry. A step by step guide by professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Desserts and Sweets
Cuisine: French Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 6 Persons
Calories: 971kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
Shortcrust Pastry
  • 125 g flour finely sifted
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar finely sifted
  • 1 pc egg yolk
  • 75 g Butter use room warm
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon abrasion an organic lemon
  • 1 tsp Vanillearoma
  • 1 pinches salt
  • 200 g dried legumes to weigh down the shortcrust pastry during baking
Cake Filling
  • 3 pc eggs
  • 2 pc egg yolk
  • 160 g fine brown sugar
  • 100 ml cream
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Lemon abrasion an organic lemon
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp Vanillearoma Alternatively, I like to use the pulp of a vanilla pod.
  • 1 pinches mace
  • 15 pc strawberries
  • 2 tbsp brown cane sugar
Shortcrust Pastry
  • Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the icing sugar. I used gluten-free flour, I'll be happy to write you the variety on request! Form a hollow in the middle.
    mehl sieben
  • Pour the egg yolk into the bowl, add the butter, lemon grater, a pinch of salt and the vanilla flavour. Mix the ingredients with your hands. Start in the trough and gradually work through the outside. Knead well and form a ball.
    teig zutaten in einer rührschüssel
  • Wrap the dough ball for the shortcrust pastry in a plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 200° C hot air. The baking result is better with hot air...Chain the moulds with the soft butter.
    förmchen buttern
  • Roll out the shortcrust pastry between two layers of cling film or baking paper to a thickness of approx. 3 mm.
    teig ausrollen
  • Place the dough in the tin: For example, cut out the round part, then insert and add the dough pieces to the sides.
    teig ausstechen
  • I'll use a knife to remove the dough from the edge. Cover the dough with baking paper and weigh down with dry peas or beans and bake blind for 10-12 minutes.
    teig mit Erbsen blind backen
  • Allow the short pastry tartes to cool in the mould after baking. Pour the pulses from the moulds into a bowl quite soon.
    gebacken Tartes mit Erbsen
Cake Filling
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 150° C. I bake the filling at a low temperature and preserve the short pastry!Put the eggs, egg yolk and sugar, cream, lemon juice and lemon grater in a bowl and mix.
    Zitronenfüllung für die Tartes
  • Drain the cream cheese on a sieve, then add to the mixture and season with mace and vanilla flavour. Stir the mixture with a whisk until smooth.
    kuchenteig mit Quark
  • Now pour the filling into the dough moulds. I have filled up to about 5 mm below the edge of the dough. Place the moulds in the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes.
    Füllung für Kuchen eingießen
Prepare Strawberries
  • Wash and dry the strawberries, cut out the green and cut in half. Place the strawberry halves with the cut surface in sugar, then in a pan and caramelise. The fresher you caramelise the strawberries, the better!
    erdbeeren karamellisieren
  • Place the strawberries on the tart and serve quickly.
    Erdbeertarte als Erdbeerkuchen
  • Alternatively you can place the strawberries on the cake without caramelising.
    Erdbeeren roh auf die Tarte legen.

4. Calories (kcal), the Nutritional Values at a Glance

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cake with Shortcrust Pastry - fine tart with cream cheese filling
Amount Per Serving
Calories 971 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 268mg89%
Sodium 864mg38%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

5. More Recipe Ideas...

With strawberries:
Strawberry cake
Strawberry cake simple
Strawberry strudel
Strawberry muffins
Strawberry puff pastry, puff pastry with strawberries
More tarts and cakes:
Lemon tart - Tarte au Citron
Apricot tart with puff pastry
Apricot cake with shortcrust pastry - Apricot tarts
Cherry cake
Cherry pie with puff pastry
Remember for Christmas: Tarte recipe from cookie dough
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Author: Thomas Sixt

Hi, I am a German Chef, Cookbook Author and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Let yourself be inspired and enjoy good food. If you have any cooking questions, please use the comment function at the end of each article and recipe. I wish Thomas Sixt Good Luck!