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Strawberry Coffee Cake – Kid-friendly Easter Brunch Recipe

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This Strawberry Coffee Cake is a delicious recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. I love that we’ve made breakfast cake a thing in our house. There’s nothing better than starting off the day with this strawberry coffee cake recipe. It really does pair perfectly with my cup of coffee. Check out my other Strawberry Dessert Recipes as well.

The kids will love knowing that they’ll get to take part in this strawberry breakfast cake! It’s light and fluffy and has the best crumble topping, ever! This fresh strawberry coffee cake recipe is one that you’re going to crave over and over again!

The flavor of this Strawberry Coffee Cake is a delicious and easy dessert. I can’t explain to you how simple this recipe is and how much you’re going to love it! It’s literally one of my favorite recipes to make so I can get that sweet strawberry flavor quick and easily right at home.

This strawberry brunch cake is made with fresh strawberries and cooked until the top is golden brown. Pair it with some ice cream and it’s a truly simple treat.

I love this brunch cake recipe because it’s just perfectly balanced with a sweet filling and an outer crunch. The first time I made this, my boys loved this recipe!

I think that you could even turn this into a blueberry brunch cake by using blueberries in place of strawberries! I love recipes that allow for variations.

Strawberry Coffee Cake

The brown sugar is what makes the delicious crumb topping on top of this cake so good. This strawberry crumble is a great recipe. Top it with whipped cream and you’re going to love every bite.

My boys tend to eat this up really fast so I take that as a good sign that it’s delicious! You’re going to love the flavor and if you play your cards right, you can add in some fresh strawberries from the garden, too. I also think that this is really good for an Easter brunch or family meal as well.

Why is my crumb cake full of liquid?

If you pull it out of the oven and notice that there is liquid, it’s more than likely just some juice from the fruit. Once it gets to room temperature, it’s going to firm up and not have so much liquid.

Also, make sure that you’re following the recipe as it’s written. It shouldn’t have a ton of liquid if you are.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Strawberry Crumb Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Ready to start your meal planning journey? You’re going to love this easy process. I’m a huge fan of meal planning as it saves me so much time and lets everyone know what to expect in the family! Below is a sample of how quick and easy it can be to meal plan.

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Vegetable Side: Grilled Zucchini

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Orange Lemonade Mocktail

Best Cobbler Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Cobbler Recipe, you’re going to want even more delicious cobbler sweets and treats. I’ve gathered up some recipes that I think you’re going to love. All are unique and a bit different but so worth the time and effort!

This Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe is perfect for the fall months! The pumpkin flavor will have you coming back for just one more bite!

You’re going to love the flavor of this Easy Apple Cobbler Recipe. If you use tart apples, you’ll have the perfect balance of sweet and tart!

If you like blueberries, don’t miss out on this Blueberry Cobbler Recipe. I love using fresh blueberries when they’re in season because of the natural sweetness!

This Homemade Peach Cobbler is one of my favorite sweets and treats to make. When the peaches are fresh and ripe, the flavor us unreal!

You’ll love using your slow cooker for this Crockpot Blueberry Cobbler. You can have your entire house filling full of these sweet smells!

Don’t miss out on this delicious Healthy Peach Cobbler Recipe! A healthy cobbler is always good to have on your radar!

The kids crave and beg for this Peach Cake Mix Cobbler Recipe. I give in and make this for them all the time!

How do you make buttermilk?

This recipe also requires buttermilk, which I never have on hand, despite lots of baking.  If your recipe requires buttermilk, just add a dash of white vinegar to regular milk, and let sit for a few minutes. For this recipe, it calls for 1/2 cup buttermilk, so I measured out a scant 1/2 cup of milk, then added 1/2 tsp vinegar. Works perfectly.

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Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake

You're going to love this simple cake recipe.


  • For the Fruit Filling:
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • For the cake:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter 4 tbsps
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk to make buttermilk, use a scant 1/2 cup of milk and pour in a drop of white vinegar. Let sit for 2 minutes.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Crumb Topping:
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter


    In a small saucepan, add the water and strawberries. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, 5 minutes.
    Add in the cornstarch and sugar. Stir 2 minutes over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat.

    In a medium or large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
    Cut in the 1/4 cup butter with a fork until you have loose crumbs. Make a well in the middle and set aside.
    In a small bowl, mix together the egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
    Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture.
    Mix until just combined. Do NOT overmix.
    Spread 3/4 of this batter in an 8x8 glass or foil baking pan. Cover with all the fruit mixture. Add the other 1/4 batter in dollops on the top.

    Crumb Topping:
    In a small bowl, add 1/4 cup flour to 1/4 cup brown sugar.
    Cut in the 2 tbsp butter until you have large crumbs, then pour over the whole cake.
    Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 2gSugar: 37gProtein: 6g

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Tuesday 25th of March 2014

This looks delicious Kelli!


Sunday 23rd of March 2014

Kelli, this sounds perfect for Easter brunch!

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Sunday 7th of April 2013

Since I would waste a carton of buttermilk I make my own when a recipe calls for it. For one cup of buttermilk you combine one cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Let it sit for 10 minutes then use as buttermilk in a recipe.


Monday 8th of April 2013

Great tip, Wendy! That's why I like the powdered version because it doesn't go bad :-)

Miz Helen

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


Thursday 21st of March 2013

This looks delicious! I am always looking for recipes to use buttermilk when I have a carton in my fridge, this might just be our Sunday breakfast if I can find some good looking strawberries!

Buttons The Hot Toddies of Washington


Saturday 23rd of March 2013

I use buttermilk so little that I have found the greatest alternative to using up that "carton" If you look at walmart, they have a powder version. It works the same way and lasts so much longer!!

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