My Cute Supermarket // Strawberry and White Chocolate Cake Recipe

On the 23rd April this week we celebrated Saint Jordi’s Day here in Barcelona, where the streets are filled with roses and book stalls. You can read more about this festivity in my post here from last year.

With regards to the giving roses part of the tradition, it’s not exclusively a romantic thing. It’s very polite for companies to give roses to their employees and business to give roses to their clients. That is how this year I finished the day with three roses: one from Mr. H. and another two from my local supermarket. The lady at the supermarket was only supposed to give me one rose, but she was in a good mood and snuck me another one.

Rose for San Jordi

The well wishes did not end there. When we got home, Mr. H. realised that there was a poem behind the receipt (in Catalan). How cute is that for a supermarket?

Poem behind a receipt

With all these Easter photos I’ve been posting lately, I feel like I’ve nearly abandoned the usual positioning of my blog. Today I’m back at it with my usual ramblings and a recipe. The recipe for today, strawberry and white chocolate cake, is very similar to this berry and yogurt cake.


2 cups flour, 250g strawberries, 3/4 cup white chocolate chips, 1 cup sour milk, 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 100g butter

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a baking pan with some butter.

Melt the butter. Wash and cut the strawberries into pieces.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar, sour milk, flour, baking powder and butter. Mix. Add the strawberries and white chocolate chips. Mix.

Pour into the baking pan. Bake for 45 minutes.

Strawberry and white chocolate cake recipe

Strawberry and white chocolate cake

Thank you for reading!

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  1. Sunny 2014-04-27 at 21:37

    Oh hey, a new layout! It’s fantastic! You should definitely keep this one!

    What a lovely tradition! I’d take a free rose any day! The cake looks yum as well. I mean, white chocolate and strawberries can hardly go wrong 🙂

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-28 at 08:57

      Hey Sunny, I think it looks newer and cleaner and am still liking it for now! 🙂
      There must be some cute tradition that shops do at some point where you live?!

      1. Sunny 2014-04-28 at 22:02

        Ummm OH YES. So in northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, the kids celebrate Sinterklass on December 5th. It’s kinda like Christmas really. If you ask Mr H he might know. Anyways, last year I noticed the local supermarket asked the kids to bring their shoes to the supermarket, so that Sinterklaas can put presents in them. Some other supermarkets also organize photo opportunities with Sinterklaas and so on.

  2. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2014-04-27 at 23:23

    Wow, fantastic layout, Sofia! It’s larger print ant lovely. By the way, I will use google translator to translate the poem in Catalan, although with my fluent Spanish, smattering of French and even smaller smattering of Italian, I should be able to figure it out!

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-28 at 09:04

      I should have translated it in the post! Just in case, I will do so now quickly (without google translate):
      Strive for what you want
      As if every detail you think,
      Every word you say,
      Every piece you put,
      Every hit of the hammer you give,
      Depends on the salvation
      Of humanity.
      Because it matters, believe me. – Joan Maragall

  3. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward 2014-04-28 at 00:42

    I’ll try this soon. I love that proper English calls “butter milk” sour milk. Sour milk sounds so much better and more appetizing. What a fresh and gorgeous cake. I adore berries as soon as summer comes, Sofia. 🙂

  4. lapetitecasserole 2014-04-28 at 06:53

    I love this kind of cake… so soft, tasty and comforting… white chocolate and strawberries sound really interesting… it’s definitely a spring cake!

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-28 at 09:05

      You’re right, it’s a spring cake! So I’ll make some more soon before spring ends!

  5. milkandbun 2014-04-28 at 11:09

    Such a great cake! Especially with strawberries 😉

  6. Mabel Kwong 2014-04-28 at 11:39

    I’m not a fan of white chocolate, but I actually like it when it goes together with strawberry (e.g white choc and strawberry milkshake!). So your recipe is calling out to me to try it. The cake looks very fluffy as opposed to spongy – am I right? I tend to like these kinds of cakes. Oh, love the new header too! How did you make it? 😀

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-28 at 11:46

      It’s funny because I’m not a fan of dark chocolate but I do like when combined with strawberries too 🙂 Yeah, the cake is rather fluffy. Oh thanks, I made the header with the website PicMonkey! 🙂

      1. Mabel Kwong 2014-04-28 at 11:48

        Oooh, dark chocolate. I like that with strawberries too! I like milk chocolate the best, usually when eaten on it’s own. I’d like to see you make chocolate from scratch from someday, Sofia 🙂 Thanks, I will check out PicMonkey.

        1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-28 at 11:49

          I agree that milk chocolate is the best 🙂 Oh no, now you’ve put me up for a challenge haha!

  7. Eva 2014-04-28 at 12:59

    Esta tarta tiene una pinta buenisima! Hay que probarla!

  8. Karen 2014-04-28 at 13:43

    A slice of your strawberry cake would go nicely with my morning tea.

  9. Helen @ Scrummy Lane 2014-04-28 at 20:47

    Hi, Sofia. Snap! I’m just about to post a strawberry cake recipe, too! I think that strawberries go so perfectly with white chocolate. Love that you’ve made yours in a big pan like this.

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-29 at 17:21

      Hi Helen, you know what as you mention, the strawberries and white chocolate kind of conjure up the image more of a muffin, so this is like a giant muffin 🙂

  10. Dalo 2013 2014-04-29 at 05:09

    I like that rose tradition…I think it makes people take the time and see the great people around them. This recipe looks good, the photos even better…just got back from a trip in China and I am craving cake, something sweet and to bring comfort…this cake would do it 🙂

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-29 at 14:26

      I made another one of these cakes strawberry and white chocolate cakes yesterday. If you rush, there might still be some left!

      1. Dalo 2013 2014-04-30 at 00:53

        On my way right now…hope you haven’t finished it off 🙂 Had dreams about that cake last night!

          1. Dalo 2013 2014-04-30 at 14:26

            In the dream I just walked in right as you were taking the last bite…sigh…what am I to do 🙂

              1. Dalo 2013 2014-05-01 at 04:49

                🙂 All smiles, as you did enjoy that last bite very much!

  11. Tala Ghalayini 2014-04-29 at 10:44

    1- LOVE LOVE LOVE THE NEW LOOK!!!!! 2- omg this looks heavenly, cant wait to try it!!!! 3- this looks like the perfect season to visit spain with all the roses and festivities. flowers just make me so happy 😀

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-29 at 17:23

      1- Thanks so much Tala! XXX I’m really liking it too, I was kind of bored of the other one and couldn’t get it to look the way I want it. This is just right: clean, minimalistic and straight to the point. 2- It IS heavenly (imagine it for breakfast!!) so do try it, though I can just imagine you finding healthier substitutes for half the ingredients 😉 3- Yes you must visit Spain, and in festive seasons its even nicer 🙂

  12. Amanda 2014-04-29 at 18:25

    This looks so good! What an interesting traditions. This is what I love about Spain! 🙂

    1. Sofia // Papaya Pieces 2014-04-29 at 18:26

      Hi Amanda! Isn’t it so? A couple of years ago my gym also gave me a rose on Saint Jordi’s Day, So cute of them too 🙂

  13. huntfortheverybest 2014-05-02 at 22:25

    I like the white chocolate chips. yum!

  14. Al 2014-05-02 at 22:47

    I like this cake recipe!!
    With the chocolate…

  15. emmabarrett1508 2014-05-04 at 22:57

    Wow. This looks absolutely stunning. Would love to sink my teeth into a slice of this cake. Happy to have found your blog. Emma xx


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