Does anyone have a strawberry plant? If so, can I come over and pick a strawberry for Pick Strawberries Day? I’ll trade you a piece of Strawberry Coffee Cake.
Strawberry Coffee Cake
Recipe from Joy the Baker
For the topping: 3 tbl cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 tbl sugar
For strawberry mixture: 1 heaping cup sliced strawberries (feel free to add more!)
1/3 cup sugar
2 tbl cornstarch
2 tsp water
For the coffee cake batter: 1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
8 ounces sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
few drops of almond extract
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 11 3/4 x 9 3/8 inch baking dish. Tap off excess flour.
To make the topping, combine butter, flour, and sugar in a bowl. Use your fingers to break up the butter and combine with fingertips until crumbly. Set aside.
To make the strawberry mixture, combine sliced strawberries, sugar, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook over low-medium heat for about 7 minutes. Stir constantly until sauce is thickened. Strawberries should be soft. Set aside to cool.
To make the coffee cake batter, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Beat well after each egg. Add vanilla and almond extract and combine.
In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients together & mix. Add 1/3 of dry ingredients to creamed butter and combine. Add 1/2 of the sour cream to creamed butter and combine. Repeat by adding another 1/3 of dry ingredients, combine and add second 1/2 of sour cream and combine. Finally, add last 1/3 of dry ingredients to creamed butter and beat just until combined.
(Got it? 1/3 dry ingredients to creamed butter & combine, 1/2 sour cream & combine, 1/3 dry & combine, 1/2 sour cream & combine, 1/3 dry & combine. We’re alternating! Easy peasy.)
Spoon 2/3 of the batter into pan and spread evenly. Spread cooled strawberry mixture over the batter. Spoon the remaining batter onto the strawberries and spread. (It’s okay if it doesn’t spread evenly. We’ll cover it with the streusel topping!) Top with streusel topping and bake in upper third of the oven. Bake for about 50 minutes until a knife inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
The streusel is my favorite part!
I suggest making this strawberry coffee cake tomorrow morning for breakfast. Wake up early and surprise a loved one!