Friday, May 18, 2018

Strawberry Coffee Cake

When Strawberries are in abundance, this recipe is one of our family favorites.  I love to make it for a special occasion or when company comes by, and usually double it, because it always gets enthusiastic requests for more. I have adapted some of the ingredients, by using Almond flour, and Einkorn flour in the place of "All Purpose Flour", you can also use Almond flour with a wheat free or gluten-free flour  for wheat-free or gluten-free version.
1/4  cup butter, softened
3/4 organic raw sugar or coconut sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I use half almond flour and half Einkorn flour)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cup sliced, fresh strawberries 

Ingredients for the topping:
1/2 cup all purpose flour, einkorn, almond flour or gluten-free flour
1/2 cup organic sugar or coconut sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 chopped pecans
organic powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, cream together 1/4 cup butter, 3/4 cup sugar and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture , and alternately add the buttermilk, and mix until well blended.
  5.  Pour the batter into prepared baking pan. 
  6. Arrange strawberries on top of the batter.
  7. Using the topping ingredients, make a topping by blending 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup butter into a crumbly mixture
  8. Add chopped pecans and blend together. 
  9. Sprinkle topping over strawberries.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until firm and golden, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. 
  11. Dust lightly with powdered sugar (optional).
  12. Enjoy! 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and then layer the fresh strawberries over the top.

Add the crumbly topping over the fresh strawberries.

Bake approximately 40 minutes or until lightly golden, and firm.

If desired, dust with powdered sugar.


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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Bevy, its so nice to hear from you; hope you're doing good.

  2. Mmm mmm this looks so good Mom! I love fresh strawberries in a coffee cake! Your pictures are so gorgeous and mouth watering!

    1. Thank you Sweetie; you just make my day.

  3. This is delightful! Glad I found you!