Strawberry Weekend Cake

We came home yesterday afternoon, threw open the windows and turned on the ceiling fans. Wow, finally some warm weather! Blue skies, green hills, hawks flying and water rushing in the creeks, it’s feeling like one of those hot spring weekends right before the start of summer. We’re playing a lot of golf this weekend and a friend just called and actually said, come on over we’re just sitting around the pool…I guess our rainy spring is coming to the end. Strawberries are so good right now, I’ve been thinking about making a strawberry cake for awhile. It’s been one of those kind of ideas you just keep turning around in your head until something clicks and you think that’s what I want to do! I want to make a coffee cake filled with strawberries, topped with tender buttery crumbs and I want to make it this weekend! So yesterday afternoon after opening up the house to cool it down I turned on the oven and made this cake, it was worth it, besides it really cooled down last night and we have strawberry cake for the weekend.

Ingredients and Directions

Preheat the oven to 350F

1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
2 cups strawberries, sliced

Crumb Topping
1/2 cup raw sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cut in small pieces
1 cup all purpose flour

Grease an 8x4x2″ loaf pan

Using an electric stand mixer, beat the butter until light and creamy, add the sugar and continue to beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then the vanilla. Stir in the flour and milk. Transfer this mixture into the prepared cake pan. Place a layer of sliced strawberries on top.

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Comments

  1. Oh, yum! I love anything with strawberries (as you know!). I am trying to stay away from making desserts and cakes and it is soooo hard. This looks so good!

  2. that looks so very very good!!! I can't imagine it lasting 3 days…..wow..

  3. This is a wonderful cake and I love the color and tanginess imparted by the strawberries!

  4. I'm jealous of a nice weather you have there! Please send me some heat over :)

    The strawberry cake looks so good. What a nice way to spend a nice weather in the pool!

  5. YUM! I'd love to have this for breakfast this morning. I looks perfect with a cup of coffee!

  6. Delicious. My husband would be in heaven! He loves strawberries and crumb toppings…this looks so good. I can't wait to get home so I can give it a try.

  7. Sounds like ur having a great time. N that cake looks so very good. perfect for tea. :))

  8. That looks delicious, and I love how you can see the layer of strawberries inside. A perfect cake for the season.

  9. Alright, now I'm past the envious stage. I've seen so many nice strawberry based desserts and I'm still without any! Just you wait…I'll catch up eventually ;o)
    I'll be adding your recipe to my favourites file. Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

  10. I love the idea of a weekend cake. What could make the weekend better? Weekend cake! And what a cake :)

  11. MMM, Patty, this looks so delicious!

  12. I never made cakes with strawberries, only tarts, I think that will be the next one on the list…gorgeous cake with the berries in the middle!

  13. oh wow, that cake looks so good!

  14. Pretty cake, Patty. The recipe is so simple looking too. I'm going to save this for when my appetite is back-it's so hot here I don't want to eat anything…

  15. Patty, this really looks delicious. This is my first visit to your blog. I planned only to say hello and then move on. I, instead, began reading your earlier posts and really threw my schedule out of whack. I really liked your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

  16. Fantastic use for strawberries. Beautiful cake. I am not a dessert person and I would gladly take a piece.

    Cheers!

  17. Saw your comment on Stella's blog and had to come by and say hello. I'm glad I did because I love strawberries! What a beautiful cake this makes too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  18. wow, this is a perfect strawberry cake, just love the crumb topping … about the squash, yes, you should parboil them first before mashing, will go back and make that clearer, thanks for the question…

  19. I love the new blog layout! This is so beautiful and it fits you so well! Congrats!

  20. I don't think I 've eaten strawberry cake this way. Looks absolutely scrummy.

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