Strawberry-Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Gosh – it sure has a busy week around here. I’ve been in the kitchen baking pretty much everyday – rolls, bread, pitas, and this delicious coffee cake. This blackberry version has long been my favorite, but when I came across this strawberry-cream cheese version on Pinterest I couldn’t wait to try something different. I also happened to have everything I needed right on hand, as I had some strawberries in the refrigerator that were on their last leg and needed to be put to use in something.

The cake batter comes together quickly, then you top with a simple cream cheese mixture and a quick homemade strawberry jam using fresh berries, then it’s all topped off with a delicious almond streusel. The cake was tender and sweet, and the layers of toppings from the cream cheese and strawberries just made it totally rich and decadent. Not to mention how beautiful it turned out!

It would be a show stopper at a Sunday morning breakfast or brunch for sure. Or, just to bake on an idle Friday night and have around for nibbling on all weekend long. We’re looking forward to a family trip with our crew, as well as one of my best friend and her family to Ocean City. We’re heading to a restaurant we’ve been dying to try, The Shark on the Harbor - and then it’s on to The Annual Waterman’s Expo! A trip to the boardwalk and Thrasher’s might also have to be in order…you know, for the baby. Then on Sunday, football of course. Still trying to decide what munchies to make. I’m thinking a big dish of roasted Seahawk is definitely on the menu. Heh. GO NINERS! I hope that everyone has a great weekend! 

Source: highly adapted from Food Wanderings In Asia

8 Comments

  1. Posted January 17, 2014 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    Ai, ai, ai mais uma tentação. Quando chegar a casa tenho mesmo que ir fazer um docinho.
    Bjs

  2. Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM | Permalink

    Oh yeah – this is right up John’s alley! I think I’ll make it with some raspberries I still have sitting in the fridge :) he would love it.

    Curious what your Avalon recipe was…mine was with cranberries…

  3. Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:09 PM | Permalink

    What a beautiful coffee cake! Two of my favorite things: strawberries and cream cheese!!! :)

  4. Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM | Permalink

    This is one lovely coffee cake! I’m going to make it for a ladies brunch next week. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:58 PM | Permalink

    This looks heavenly! I love that the cake uses Greek yogurt, and that crumb topping with the almonds looks like perfection! Delicious!!

  6. Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:42 PM | Permalink

    i love coffee cake. this sounds delicious!

  7. Posted January 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM | Permalink

    I am suuuuper excited about this.

  8. Posted January 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM | Permalink

    Stunning pictures!! This makes me so hungry!! Thanks for dropping by my site, yours is beautiful.

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