Home · Recipes Strawberry Crumb Cake Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: May 18, 2017Updated: Nov 13, 2023 View Recipe17 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Strawberry crumb cake is lightly spiced with cinnamon and cardamon. It is an easy to bake cake that’s great for sharing with friends and family this strawberry season! Spring is here! Spring weather is totally unpredictable. One week it’s pleasant and sunny. Next thing you know, it’s grey, cold, and raining. This strawberry crumb cake is a welcome springtime dessert no matter what the weather brings. Strawberry Coffee Cake Contrary to its name, “coffee cake” does not actually contain any coffee. Rather, it’s a snack cake that pairs well with coffee or best enjoyed during a “coffee break.” Cinnamon and cardamon are wonderfully fragrant and versatile spices that work wonderfully in desserts. If cardamom is too a strong spice for you, simply omit. The coffee cake also tastes great simply with ground cinnamon. Vanilla extract flavors the cake batter. It acts as the perfect vehicle for the spiced strawberry mixture. The recipe works best with fresh strawberries. Stay away frozen strawberries. They will expel too much moisture, causing the cake to turn soggy. Crumble Topping The quick and easy to make crumble topping is mixture of almond flour, sugar, spices, and butter. Substitute in all-purpose flour, if desired. I suggest making a double batch of crumble topping. Save the other half for muffins, pound cakes, and bundt cakes. This strawberry crumb cake will have you reaching for a second (maybe even a third) slice. It’s not very sweet like your standard coffee cakes. The strawberries will expel moisture as it bakes, making this a rather delicate crumb cake. For easier and cleaner slices, allow the cake to cool before cutting in it. The cake tastes great at room temperature. However, it’s even more amazing warmed up. I suggest reheating it a toaster oven at the lowest setting or a few seconds in the microwave. Grab a slice for yourself, along with an iced coffee and your favorite magazine. Breathe and relax. Strawberry Crumb Cake Lightly spiced with cinnamon and cardamom, this strawberry crumb cake is an easy baked good to share with friends and family this strawberry season.Yield: 9-inch square pan Prep Time: 15 minutes minutesCook Time: 30 minutes minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes minutes Servings: 16 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe IngredientsCake:½ cup unsalted butter (113 g), softened⅔ cup granulated sugar (133 g)2 large eggs room temp1 ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour (220 g)1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon kosher salt½ cup buttermilk (113 g)Strawberry Mixture:2 ⅓ cup fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped (380 g)2 Tablespoons granulated sugar (25 g)2 teaspoons ground cinnamon¼ teaspoon ground cardamom optional*Crumbing Topping:⅓ cup almond flour (35 g), or all-purpose flour (40 g)1 Tablespoon turbinado sugar (11 g)¼ teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon ground cinnamon⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom optional*2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (28 g), cold Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing parchment to run up the sides and slightly over the baking pan. Grease with cooking spray and set side.In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add half of flour mixture into mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Add buttermilk and mix together. Add remaining flour mixture and continue to mix until there are no longer any dry streaks of flour. Batter will be thick.Strawberry Layer: Toss strawberries in sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom. Set aside.Crumb Topping: Whisk together flour, sugar salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Using two forks cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse sand. Set aside.Assembly: Spread half of cake batter in prepared cake pan. Distribute half of strawberry mixture (include any juices) on top. Spread remaining half of cake batter on top. Follow with remaining half of strawberry mixture. Evenly spread crumb topping over strawberry layer.Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in pan for 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Dust with sifted powdered sugar, if desired. Notes Cardamom can be a polarizing flavor. Omit, if desired. Cake will be easier to slice when cooled to room temperature. Store leftover cake in an airtight container in the fridge. Use microwave or toaster oven to reheat. Alternatively, allow it to sit at room temperature until no longer cold. All images and text ©The Little Epicurean Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: Dessert, SnackCuisine: AmericanKeyword: strawberry crumb cake, strawberry coffee cake, crumb cake, fruit crumb cake Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean. Hungry for more coffee cake recipes? 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