Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake

1 Cake
55 min

This strawberry coffee cake is a cinch to put together, and is so easy to make! This is favorite in my family.

My family and I have an easy fresh strawberry coffee cake recipe that I have been baking for years. My twin teens love the recipe so much that they even requested it for their 18th birthday this year! I recently tweaked the recipe a little to make my fresh strawberry coffee cake even easier and more delicious!

This strawberry coffee cake include two cups of fresh strawberries and is topped with a buttery sugar streusel topping.

Once you make this strawberry coffee cake recipe, your friends and family will request it!

I mentioned earlier in this post that my teens requested this cake as their birthday cake this year. I shared this recipe with a good friend of mine, and her husband asked for this cake on his birthday this year, too. It’s that good!

Fresh Strawberry Coffee Cake

Recipe details

  • 1  Cake
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • ¼ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk 
  • (if you don't have buttermilk, you can add about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice - I squeezed some from a lemon - or add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to milk - I used 2%. Stir and let sit for about 5 minutes before adding to your recipe.)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, quartered


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 Cup Fresh Strawberries, sliced


Strawberry Coffee Cake with Topping

Preheat oven to 350℉.
Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
Add the egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture and beat until well combined.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl. (I just use a spoon to mix it.)
With your mixer on, slowly beat in the flour mixture and the buttermilk, adding in a little of the buttermilk, then the milk, and repeat, until everything is combined.
Using a silicone spatula, gently fold in the quartered strawberries.
Line your 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. (I used a glass baking dish.)
Pour the batter into the 9x9 baking dish.
Evenly top the batter with the sliced strawberries.
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large bowl. (i heated the butter up for about 25 seconds in the microwave to melt it.)
Add 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour to the bowl and mix until combined. (I mix it by hand with a spoon.)
Spoon the sugar/butter/flour mixture over the batter in the baking dish.
Place the baking dish in the oven. Bake its contents about 35-40 minutes until the crumb topping is lightly browned and until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

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