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Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake

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This Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake is a gooey sweet breakfast cake filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a delicious cinnamon sugar streusel topping.

close up of a strawberry coffee cake

Coffee cake reminds me of after-church service on Sundays as a child. My father would often take us to a little area bread store on the way home. That store sold those rectangles of Entenmanns’ coffee cake. I remember the waft of sweet air that hit you when we entered. I can almost smell it now.

Arriving home, that small square of cake would always be served with a glass of milk. It was the highlight of a Sunday morning for us kids. All these years later, it is only now that I can appreciate fully just how special these little tiny traditions that happen in each of our families are. How those seemingly insignificant details are what stick with us. Those moments we get to look back to and smile at many times over.

As an adult, I have gotten away from store-bought packaged cakes. But the nostalgia is still present when I make this Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake. Cutting into it on a Sunday morning, after church. That part is still very much alive. An after-church treat. And why not?

Baking season is just ahead of us and it just so happens that the fresh strawberries are still abundant. Making this Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake is the perfect way to start the baking season off. The fresh fruit blended into this batter creates a gooeyness to the cake that I quite enjoy. Tasting the streusel with those fresh berries and a fresh cup of coffee alongside. What can be better?

If you love strawberries as much as I do be sure to check out this Fresh Strawberry Pie as well as this Homemade Strawberry Cake.

Why I Love This Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Aside from the nostalgia of this Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake. For me, I love that it is made up of whole ingredients and a pretty simple cake to put together. Anytime I can bake a cake in my trusty cast iron is also a major plus for me. Going from oven to table. It gives a lovely rustic presentation sitting in the skillet with the gooey strawberries peeking out behind the streusel.

What You’ll Need To Make It

1 tbsp baking powder

3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1 tbsp vanilla

1 ½ cups sliced strawberries

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup plain yogurt or sour cream

For The Strawberries:

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp melted butter

2 tsp flour

 For the Streusel Topping:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

8 tbsp melted butter

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 cup of all purpose flour

 Directions

In a large bowl sift flour and baking powder together. Add the salt, set aside.

sifting flour for strawberry coffee cake

Slice strawberries into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle over the flour, cinnamon, and sugar. Pour over the 1 tbsp of melted butter. Mix and set aside.

slicing up strawberries
strawberries in a bowl with sprinkled on cinnamon

For the streusel topping melt the 8 tbsp of butter and pour over the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix until combined. The mix will be clumpy.

streussel topping for strawberry coffee cake

In another medium bowl, crack the eggs, add the yogurt, milk, coconut oil in liquid form, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.

eggs in a bowl

Slowly pour the mixture into the large bowl and combine.

If using a skillet to bake please note below. If using a 9 x 13 baking dish, make sure to either spray a nonstick baking spray inside or butter the dish to prevent sticking. Pour half the mixture inside.

strawberries on batter for strawberry coffee cake

Then evenly spread over the strawberry mixture and top with the rest of the cake batter.

Finally, top the cake with the streusel mixture.

steussel on cake batter for strawberry coffee cake

Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until you can pull a clean toothpick out of the center.

stawberry coffee cake in a skillet
close up shot of strawberry coffee cake

Baking Notes

If baking in a skillet I recommend heating the skillet a bit first on the stovetop or by popping it into the oven briefly while the oven preheats with about 1 tbsp or so of butter making sure to butter the sides of the skillet as well. Once heated, then add the batter in the same stacking method as explained in the original steps above.

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FAQ

Can I use butter in place of the coconut oil?

Yes, the butter will work for this recipe and so would olive oil. If using butter, be sure to use real butter.

What type of pan is recommended?

I like using my 12 inch cast iron skillet for this recipe. But a glass 9 x 13 baking dish works great too.

Can I use frozen strawberries for this recipe?

Yes, you certainly can. When using frozen fruit when baking. Allow the fruit to defrost before being used so that you can get out the excess ice and prevent the batter from being too runny.

What type of flour can I use?

For this recipe, I have used unbleached organic all-purpose flour. Cake flour will also work for this recipe.

Serving Suggestions for Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake

  • Place a side of butter on the table when serving.
  • Serve at a brunch alongside a frittata for a great sweet and salty pairing. If doing so, be sure to check out Simple Spinach Farmhouse Frittata.
  • Best served with coffee or tea.
  • For a simple breakfast, serve with a fruit salad.
  • Serve warm.

If you try this recipe and love it, I would appreciate you coming back to give it 5 stars!

strawberry coffee cake in a skillet

Strawberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Yield: 1-9 x 13 coffee cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A delicious cake packed with fresh berries and topped with streusel

Ingredients

  • For the Cake:
  • 3 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (or you can use sour cream)
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • For The Strawberries:
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • For The Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl sift flour and baking powder together.
  2. Add the salt, and set aside.
  3. Slice strawberries into bite-sized pieces.
  4. For the Strawberries: Sprinkle over the flour, cinnamon, and sugar then pour over the 1 tbsp of melted butter. Mix and set aside.
  5. For the streusel topping: melt the 8 tbsp of butter and pour over the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix until combined. The mix will be clumpy. Set aside.
  6. In another medium bowl, crack the eggs, add the yogurt, milk, coconut oil in liquid form, sugar, and vanilla.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Slowly pour the mixture into the large bowl and combine.
  9. ** If using a skillet to bake please note below. If using a 9 x 13 baking dish, make sure to either spray a nonstick baking spray inside or butter the dish to prevent sticking.
  10. Pour half the mixture inside.
  11. Then evenly spread over the strawberry mixture and top with the rest of the cake batter.
  12. Finally, top the cake with the streusel mixture.
  13. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until you can pull a clean toothpick out of the center.



Notes

*Note for Skillet: If baking in a skillet I recommend heating the skillet a bit first on the stovetop or by popping it into the oven briefly while the oven preheats with about 1 tbsp or so of butter making sure to butter the sides of the skillet as well. Once heated, then add the batter in the same stacking method as explained in the original steps above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 201mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 5g

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