Strawberry Coffee Cake

We picked so many fresh strawberries that we just could not eat them all before they started going bad.  Despite making our red fruit salad, some homemade strawberry jam (using this recipe), strawberry shortcake, and slicing strawberries into yogurt and piled on plates as a tasty summer side dish I still was left with several cups of strawberries.  

We decided to take our favorite Blueberry Boy Bait recipe and turn it into a strawberry coffee cake with a nice cinnamon swirl.   

For the cake part of the recipe you will need:

2 cups Flour 
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup skim milk 
1 cup strawberries; ours were small so I only cut them in half. 

For the topping/swirl:
1 cup strawberries (same note as above)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon.

Grease and flour a 13 x 9 pan and preheat oven to 350.  In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl combine butter with the two types of sugar.  Once mixed, gradually add in eggs one at a time.  

Then slowly add in 1/3 of the milk mixture, 1/3 of the flour mixture, and keep alternating until everything is nice and smooth.

Gently fold in the strawberries

Pour into prepared 13 x 9 pan and then sprinkle the additional strawberries on top.

Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and sprinkle over the top of the whole cake.   Use a knife to make little swirls.

Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes or until a knife/ toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean or with a few cake crumbs attached.

Let cool slightly and then slice and serve! 

Since I just love strawberries I often eat mine with extra strawberries sliced up on the side.  A wonderful summer brunch idea.

What's your favorite strawberry recipe?  

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  1. Everything looks so good!! Thanks again for taking the time to stop by!!

  2. This cake looks so delicious with all of those lovely strawberries! Yum!

  3. Your Strawberry Coffee Cake will be perfect for the cottage! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful week too.

  4. This looks sooooo yummy. I have never baked with fruit before, so will be interesting, but I definitely want to try this!


  5. As a Brit I always do a double take when I see coffee cake as I'm expecting coffee flavour! You make the cake to eat whilst enjoying a cup of coffee right? Looks yummy btw!

    1. I bet! My kids wouldn't eat coffee cake for the longest time and it wasn't until one of them said "I don't like coffee!" that I realized the problem. I had to explain that it's called coffee cake since it's traditionally served WITH coffee but that it actually tastes much more like a muffin. LOL. Even in America we don't always understand.

  6. This looks so good. Perfect for summer. Thank you for sharing with #omhgww. Your post will be socialized if buttons are provided.

  7. How lovely to have so many strawberries, Joanne - and I love what you've done with the extras. Your Strawberry Coffee Cake looks like such a treat! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Take care, stay well, and I wish you a wonderful week!

    1. There is nothing quite like fresh picked strawberries! Thanks so much for the feature!


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