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Strawberries & Cream Crumb Cake
Strawberries & Cream Crumb Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 8 x 8 cake
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup strawberry cream cheese softened
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon strawberry balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup hulled and roughly chopped fresh strawberries about 1/2 a pound
  1. First, prepare the crumb topping. In a mixing bowl combine the granola, flour, brown sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Stir it all thoroughly together until it is a uniform, wet sand texture crumb topping. Set it aside and pre-heat the oven to 375. Grease an 8 x 8 square pan liberally with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda together to aerate the dry ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, strawberry cream cheese, eggs and strawberry balsamic together until smooth for the wet ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and gently whisk it just until it becomes a smooth batter. A few little lumps are ok, it is best not to overwork it. Switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the chopped strawberries.
  3. Pour the batter into the greased baking dish and smooth it out to be nice and even. Sprinkle the crumb topping to make an even layer on top of the batter. Get the crumb cake into the oven to bake for about 50-55 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean and the cake should be gorgeously golden.
  4. When it's done, take the crumb cake out and let it cool for 15 to 20 minutes at least. Then just cut into the desired sized pieces and serve! It doesn't get much better to pair it with a great cup of coffee or tea.