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Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

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Enjoy this delicious strawberry coffee cake at your next family gathering, party or any occasion where you want to impress with this moist and flavorful strawberry coffee cake.

Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe
The strawberry coffee cake before we drizzle on the icing.

Make this strawberry coffee cake ahead of time so that you can just sit back and relax when it comes to share and see how much everyone enjoy this tasty treat. You’ll want to make it only with fresh strawberries in my opinion so that it doesn’t get mushy and nothing beats the taste when it is made with fresh strawberries. It’s served at room temperature and is the perfect accompaniment to any hot or cold beverage. I like it with iced tea or yes coffee too but truly this strawberry coffee cake really does go with anything and will soon become a favorite with family and friends. Strawberry Coffee Cake RecipeI love a good coffee cake but I wanted something that was a little more summer-y and what better way to make it so than to add some fresh season fruit like strawberries. This strawberry coffee cake did not disappoint and it certainly did not last with my family. I didn’t want a heavy icing or topping on it so we kept it light with a drizzled icing if you will. If you really want you can add lemon extract or some lemon juice to the icing to make it a strawberry coffee cake with lemon icing drizzle. It’s a yummy choice too!

Now are you ready to find out how to make this yummy strawberry coffee cake?

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Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

This strawberry coffee cake is a twist on a classic, and is extra moist thanks to the layer of fruit. Sweet, tart and perfect for your next brunch or family event!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Strawberry Sauce:

  • 32 oz fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Coffee Cake:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Strawberry Sauce:

In a medium-sized pot over medium heat, combine the strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook until the berries break down, crushing them gently with a wooden spoon while they cook, around 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve and discard pulp. Let cool.

Coffee Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and sugar a 12.5 cup capacity bundt pan and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the shortening and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, around 5 minutes.

Add the milk and beat on low until incorporated.

Mixture will be lumpy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until completely incorporated before adding the next egg. Mix in the vanilla extract.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet and beat at medium speed until just combined and smooth. Do not overmix.

Scoop a few cups of batter into the bundt pan, then drizzle with ½ cup of the strawberry sauce. Add another layer of batter, followed by another ½ cup of strawberry sauce. Add remaining batter and gently smooth out. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out mostly clean. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes before inverting and removing from pan. Allow to cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Drizzle over the top of the coffee cake and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 39gProtein: 5g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Strawberry Coffee Cake RecipeDoes that not have you drooling over this strawberry coffee cake, I know it does me and I can attest to how yummy it is but I might be biased too. I think you will agree though it’s delectable and always the hit of the party. Strawberry Coffee Cake RecipeMake sure to PIN this strawberry coffee cake recipe for when you’re ready to make it. If you can make a double batch your friends and family will thank you. Let us know if you try it. Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Now I have to go and see if my family left me even a crumb of this strawberry coffee cake because I’m craving it again!

Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe

By on August 6th, 2018

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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44 thoughts on “Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe”

  1. I can just picture this beautiful cake as the centerpiece for a table full of goodies. I love strawberries so much, I was pregnant with my Daughter and still went strawberry picking. This cake sounds delicious and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  2. This coffee cake is really special, yet not that hard to do. I’d love to try, especially when I have company, they will feel pampered!

  3. Oh wow, I can’t wait to try this recipe out! I have a relative coming in from out of town… I’d love to try this out. I know she’d love it.

  4. This recipe sounds delicious!! I love strawberries, and coffee cake. I’ve never had them in one, but I’m sure going to make this! I bet my whole family would love it!

  5. Wow this looks really good.i love baking and I love coffee cake.anything strawberry, banana,or lemon are my go to baking loves.cant wait to give this a try.but won’t look as good as ur pics lol

  6. This looks and sounds amazing. My 13 year old daughter and my 4 year old granddaughter are huge strawberry fans. I have to make this for them.

  7. I have never tried making a strawberry coffee cake but it seems and looks amazing! My only concern is the cup of shortening. I have on occasion subbed it in whole or part with unsweetened applesauce in baking recipes so I think I will likely do this with this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  8. MMM as soon as I get to the store to buy some fresh strawberries, I’m going to make this, but with a different shape. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This looks very good. My family loves strawberries and growing up my grandmother would make me strawberry cake. It was so moist like this looks, I will have to try this asap

  10. This sounds so good. Great with a cup of coffee. I can’t wait to make this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  11. This Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe will be a big hit for my family since we love anything with strawberries. I will make this next weekend because we have family visiting from out of town.

  12. I am looking forward to making this since we have an abundance of fresh strawberries this year. I know it would be a big hit with my family.

  13. I have definitely never had strawberry coffee cake before, it sounds absolutely delicious!! I can’t wait to make it! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  14. This Strawberry Coffee Cake Recipe would be perfect to have with my cup of tea! It would also be nice to take this to a dinner party.

  15. This looks like a good recipe and I just bought four pounds of strawberries yesterday and was looking at different strawberry uses. I’ve got all the ingredients except for one – shortening. I’ve never cooked with it before because I thought it was supposed to be really bad for you…or is it one of the fats that are ok now? Already I’ve switched from oleo to butter, from veg oil to walnut oil…things change so much about what’s good and bad for you, I can’t keep up. I want to try this so I’ll google a shortening substitute so I don’t have to make another trip to the store.


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