Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberries and Grand Marnier Glaze

The fresh strawberries and Grand Marnier glaze add a special touch to this butter cake recipe that will dazzle your party guests the next time you entertain.

Butter cake with strawberries
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 cup butter

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 cup whipping cream

  • 3 cup sugar

  • 3 cup cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 2 teaspoon orange extract

  • 1 Grand Marnier® Glaze

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries

Grand Marnier Glaze

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. Let butter, eggs and cream stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Place butter in a large mixing bowl; beat on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until well combined (this will take about 10 minutes). Beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 1 minute after each addition. Alternately add flour and cream, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in vanilla, orange peel and orange extract. Transfer to prepared pan.

  3. Bake about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

  4. Place cake on rack over parchment or waxed paper. Drizzle with Grand Marnier® Glaze. Serve with strawberries. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Grand Marnier Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar and Grand Marnier or orange juice. Whisk in enough milk ( 1 to 2 tablespoons) to make a glaze consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

724 Calories
33g Fat
101g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 724
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 37%
Total Sugars 72g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 149mg 3%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.