Strawberry Coffee Cake

I was on the computer last night, trying to catch up on my blogging, when I got an email from Kerry (Totally Target).  We were joking about how we are both late night bloggers.  It occurred to me then, I had no idea what I was going to make for “Snack”urday.

Some of my best ideas come out of necessity.  I also have one of those strange minds that goes on tangents.  Kind of like this.

  1. Kerry reminded me of Snackurday.
  2. Kerry is such a great blogger friend.
  3. I have met so many nice people blogging.
  4. Like Greta (reader) who emailed me about liking my strawberry recipes.
  5. I love strawberries.
  6. I wish I could get together with all of my blogging buddies and just sit down a have a cup of coffee.
  7. Oh,  I will make Strawberry Coffee Cake.

This is how my crazy brain works.  I wish I could blame it on my kids, but I think that this is something I have done for quite awhile.  Scary?! Huh?!

So, I jumped in the kitchen this morning, and got busy.  I whipped up this Strawberry Coffee Cake!  Hope you can enjoy it over coffee with some friends!

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Printable Version Here

First things first, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Strawberry Stuff

  • 1 overflowing cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 2 tsps. Water


Combine Strawberries, 1/3 cup sugar, water, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. 

Cook over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce is thick, and strawberries are soft and broken down.  Set aside to cool.

Crumble Topping

  • 3 Tbsps. Cold Unsalted Butter cut into little cubes
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ tbsp. sugar


Combine all of the topping ingredients in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until crumbly.  Set Aside


  • ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Grease and flour (or use Baking spray with flour) a square pan that is at least 8×8. You could use 9×9 or 10X10.

Cream together the Butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add vanilla.

Sift together dry ingredients.  Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter in 3 parts alternating with the sour cream in 2 parts.  You will want to start and end with the flour.  Beat just until combined.

Add some of the Flour first.
Then add some of the Sour Cream (repeat)
This is what it will look like

You will spoon 2/3 of the batter into the prepared pan. 

Spread the cooled Strawberry mixture on the batter.  It is easier to drop it by spoon.

Spoon the remaining batter onto the strawberries and spread evenly.

Top with the streusel topping, and bake in the upper third of the oven. 

Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean!


Gluten Free

Substitute Gluten Free Bisquick for Flour in this recipe.  It will turn out great and gluten free!

Variation Idea.

I haven’t tried this yet, but I bet if you added some sweetened cream cheese in with the strawberries  it would be knock you over delicious!

I submitted this recipe on Life As Mom.  Check out Life as Mom for more great recipes!


  1. Heidi says

    I do a homemade cream cheese danish and the filling is as follows: 2-8 ounce packages of cream cheese, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tsp. vanilla….. and I agree with you…. that would probably be AWESOME in this recipe. I can’t wait to try them both!

  2. says

    This was SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!
    I was wondering if it would be ok to post your recipe on my blog with a link to yours. It was such a great recipe that I want to share it with everyone! I use your weekly meal deals when I plan my shopping trips to Publix. My family just had your Pineapple Chicken tonight and everyone LOVED IT!! It will DEFFINATLY become a regular at our house!

    Here is my blog……please let me know if it it ok. Thanks so much!!

  3. LindaB says

    I live in Plant City and we love our STRAWBERRIES! I am excited to try out this wonderfully delicious looking coffee cake!

  4. Priscila says

    ½ cup all-purpose flour
    ½ cup butter, softened (1 stick)
    ½ tsp. salt
    3 ½ tbsp. sugar

    I don’t know if it’s just an error on my computer, but some of the numbers are appearing as squares. Can you please clarify as to the amounts? This looks AMAZING and I’m guessing it’s supposed to be “1/2″ but I want to be sure. Thanks!

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