Monday, June 11, 2012

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Lemon Streusel Topping

I took a coffee cake recipe that I like a lot and tweaked it so I could use up some strawberries I had on hand.

To make the streusel, put 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 cup of flour in a bowl.


Cut in 1 stick (8T.)  soft butter, the zest of 1 lemon and 1 T. lemon juice.  Set this aside.

Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, beat 8 T. soft butter with 1 C. sugar until fluffy. Add 1 C. whole milk yogurt or sour cream and 2 large eggs.

Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp. salt. Beat until blended.  Place the paddle attachment  on your mixer and add 2 C. flour.

Mix in 2 C. diced strawberries.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Pour the batter into a greased and parchment lined 9X13 pan.

I spread a layer of my homemade strawberry jam over the batter but you can skip this step if you want.

Sprinkle the streusel mixture over the top.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.  Mine took a bit longer to bake.

I made a glaze by mixing some fresh lemon juice with confectioners sugar.  You can also skip this step.

In warm weather, keep this refrigerated.  It is a fabulous coffee cake.

14 comments:

Barbara F. said...

I've saved this one. Sounds very delicious. xo

laurie said...

I wouldn't want to skip any of the steps, this sound amazing, looks lovely too,

TARYTERRE said...

This sounds so GOOD. I could use a piece right now. Do you have extras??? LOL

Barb said...

I got some fresh NW grown berries Sat. This is on the schedule for tonight! Thanks!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Oh how I wish I had that over here now! Sweden will meet Ukraine within minutes and that would have been great to have during the match :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Oh yummy, that looks so very good !!!

Patty Woodland said...

Yummy with a capital YUM

Amish Stories said...

Now this is something that I could really sink my teeth into, with a hot cup of joe! Richard

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Lovely looking cake!

Nellie said...

This sounds wonderful! We love strawberries here!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Looks good!

Lisa said...

Just reading the title made me salivate like Pavlov's dog...
Lisa

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Skip? I wouldn't skip a single step in this recipe! Enough to make one's mouth water just looking at the photo's!

luckybunny said...

I wish I had a piece of this to eat with my coffee this morning! It looks soooo good!