Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee CakeWhen strawberries come on, my family expects three things: to eat a lot of them straight out of the package, to have homemade jam on their toast, and to see a few fresh strawberry pies after dinner.  I am more than happy to oblige their expectations, but sometimes my need to expand my repertoire overcomes my desire to keep up tradition.  That and the fact that I don’t always plan ahead like I should worked together to delay this year’s pie.  So, when my little girl said, “let’s make strawberry cake, Mom,” I jumped at the idea and ran with it.Strawberry Coffee Cake

Using the old “reuse, recycle, reduce” attitude, I reworked an old strawberry bread recipe into a cake.   It could be served for breakfast or dessert.  I might not put a scoop of ice cream on the side if I served it in the morning, but then again, I might.

I really like the idea of re-purposing things.  The other day, I was walking through a local big box store when I saw a pillow case on clearance for one dollar.  I was immediately attracted to the design of the fabric, but knew it would not work on any bed in my house.  Suddenly, it hit me.  This was exactly what I had been looking for as a curtain in the tiny window in my master bath.  All I had to do was rip out a seam and sew up a hem!   Shazaam!  One curtain for one dollar.  Strawberry Coffee Cake

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Strawberry Coffee Cake
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2½ cups chopped or sliced strawberries
  • Topping:
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  4. In another bowl, beat eggs and oil and then add strawberries.
  5. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir.
  6. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  8. Sprinkle all over batter.
  9. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until done.

 

 

 

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