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.
- 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
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cold butter
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, in a medium size bowl; stir to mix.
- In a second bowl, mix egg, milk and butter.
- Add the egg mix to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Do not over mix
- Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
- Place strawberries evenly over the top of batter. Overlapping slightly
- Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.
- With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until consistency of coarse crumbs.
- Stir in finely chopped pecans.
- Sprinkle mixture evenly over the strawberries.
- Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes, until top is lightly brown.