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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taste of Spring - Strawberry Coffee Cake

If you are looking for a quick and yummy treat to bake some of those freshly picked strawberries, this is a perfect recipe!  After enjoying an outing with one of my preschool age sons, we had 12 lbs of strawberries.  His playschool class visited a local farm and picked strawberries.  It was a delight to watch as these 4 year olds found "a big one" and "whoa, look at this one"!  And the field was full of gorgeous red ripe strawberries.  It literally took about 20 minutes - with the help of a 4 year old - to pick 12 lbs of strawberries.
Needing a sweet treat for an afternoon with friends, I found this recipe on (one of my most favorite food sites).  It was perfect!  I added a touch of lime and vanilla and of course more strawberries.  Hope you try it out! Will be trying it in the winter with frozen strawberries.

Strawberry Coffee Cake (from
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
2 cups thickly sliced strawberries
2 tsp vanilla
juice from half a lime (or 1 TBSP)
2 tsp melted butter

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 sugar
1/4 cup cold butter
1/3 cup chopped pecans

1 - Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2 - In a seperate bowl, mix together egg, milk, vanilla, lime juice, and butter.
3 - Combine the wet and dry ingredients till just blended.
4 - Pour into a sprayed
5 - Toss sliced strawberries with vanilla and lime juice.
6- Cover batter with strawberries.
7 - Mix together topping - sugar, flour,cold butter - till crumbly.  Add chopped pecans and mix thoroughly.  Top strawberries with this mixture.
8 - Bake 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes.  Allow to cool for about 15 minutes.  Serve warm or room temperature.  Great alone or with a side of whipped cream.

Sharing this with Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Strawberry Recipe Roundup at Susieqtpies Scraps of Life.


  1. Hi Emily,
    I just love fresh strawberries and your coffee cake recipe looks delicious. I would love to have a piece with a nice cup of tea. Thank you for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  2. That looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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