July 21, 2010

Humpastry Day - Strawberry Coffee Cake

Strawberry Coffee Cake
So, once again I had some strawberries I needed to use up before they went completely bad.  I didn't want to make a dessert and nothing really sounded good to me until I came across a coffee cake recipe.  The ingredients weren't the healthiest, so I decided to modify them and give it a try.  It actually turned out super yummy!  The cake part is really moist and the topping gives a nice crunch to it.  I had gotten a cantaloupe at a Farmer's market that I wanted to eat, so I thought it would be perfect served alongside a piece of this coffee cake for breakfast, or snack, or anytime for that matter!  :)  I also think this would be good with blueberries or peaches!  I may have to try that the next time around!  Oh, and another thing I like about this recipe is that it is super easy to make and I had all of the ingredients in my cabinet already.  Yay!

Ingredients:
Makes 9 pieces
*  1C flour (I used 3/4C white and 1/4C whole wheat flour, but you can use any kind you like)
*  1/4C raw sugar
*  2tsp. baking powder
*  2Tbl. applesauce
*  1/2tsp. salt
*  1 flax egg (1Tbl. ground flax mixed with 3Tbl. water.  Let sit for a couple of minutes until it thickens)
*  1/2C Soymilk
*  1 1/2C-2C sliced strawberries (you could use more too if you like)
Topping:
*  1/2C flour (Again, I did 1/4C white and 1/4C whole wheat flour)
*  1/4C oats
*  1/2C sugar (I used 1/4C raw and 1/4C brown sugar) (After making it, this amount could probably be decreased to 1/4 or 1/3C)
*  3Tbl. cold butter
*  1/4C chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a 8x8" square pan.
2.  Make the topping:  Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl.  Grate the butter into the bowl and mix until the mixture is crumbly.  Stir in the pecans.  Set aside.
3.  In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
4.  In another bowl, beat the milk, applesauce, and flax egg.
5.  Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just moistened.
6.  Pour the batter into the 8x8 pan.
7.  Layer the strawberries on top of the batter.
8.  Sprinkle the topping over the strawberries.
9.  Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
10.  Let cool and cut into 9 squares.
11.  Enjoy!

14 comments:

Emz said...

Ahhh man, I seriously just chucked mine 45 minutes ago. This would have been so perfect! URRRGGG. [this thought just in . .] nice, fresh, just bought ones may actually work too!? YAY me! I'm adding strawberries to my list.

So you know - every one of your recipies I have tried ---- I have LOVED!! Awesome!!

Amber Shea said...

That looks good! I almost never bake with strawberries; don't know why. Maybe it's time to start :]

-Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

Julie said...

Hi Aimee,
Oh boy, another great recipe to try:) It looks wonderful....Mmmm, I bet it would be yummy with a scoop of vanilla icecream on top:)

I have to go back a post or two and do some catching up:)

teacherwoman said...

Ummm.... DELISH!!

Kylie said...

That sounds delish! Thanks for the recipe!

Regina said...

Once again you make my mouth water. I think I have a baking project this weekend. YUM!!

DRog said...

Looks fantastic...I am missing out.
-D

Christi said...

WOW, that looks absolutely amazing!

Jon said...

Oh wow that looks good!

Alisa said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

jessithompson said...

Quit. it. right. now! (I'm drooling)

ShutUpandRun said...

Hey Aimee - I got your comment on my blog about maybe helping at the Skirt Chaser 5K. Email me brisdon@comcast.net and I will let you know the jobs to do and times. I've got everything that whole day or the night before at Outdoor Divas in Denver (packet pickup). Thanks!

Alex said...

mmmm

J. L. said...

Tried this recipe and it was yummy! Thanks for posting. I threw blueberries in with it, too!