Strawberry Coffee Cake

Two things I love brought together in a perfect mouth watering cake. As a kid I thought coffee cake actually had coffee in it. So it was taboo. Well imagine my delight when I finally tasted coffee cake and found it was just a light cake served for breakfast with coffee, or brunch. This version of coffee cake is wonderful with the added strawberries, it takes the delightful coffee cake to a higher level of bliss. This would be perfect to serve a brunch with friends or at afternoon tea.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir to mix. In a second bowl, mix egg, milk and butter. Add egg mix to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do not over stir it is OK if there is a bit of dry flour.

Make topping in a medium bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until it is the consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir in finely chopped pecans if desired.

Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish. Place strawberries evenly over the top of batter overlapping a bit. Sprinkle mixture over the strawberries, covering completely.

Put in 375° preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes until top is slightly browned.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 6-8 fresh strawberries sliced thin
  • Topping
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cold butter
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, in a medium size bowl; stir to mix.
  2. In a second bowl, mix egg, milk and butter.
  3. Add the egg mix to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do not over mix
  4. Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  5. Place strawberries evenly over the top of batter. Overlapping slightly
  6. Topping
  7. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.
  8. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until consistency of coarse crumbs.
  9. Stir in finely chopped pecans.
  10. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the strawberries.
  11. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes, until top is lightly brown.
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