Strawberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Strawberry Crumb Coffee Cake

And Berry Hibiscus Tea

For Mother’s Day


If charming had a flavor, it would be the buttery, cinnamon and brown sugar crumbs that top this cake. If springtime had a taste, it would be the sweet strawberries bathed in strawberry preserves nestled inside this cake.  In other words, if Mother’s Day had a perfect dessert, this strawberry crumb coffee cake would be it.

Making the effort to bake for Mom is truly giving her a gift from your hear and soul.  Mom nurtured you all these years and now it’s your turn to do something for her.  Giving of yourself and giving your time is the most kind, generous and endearing sentiment of all. 

Enjoy yourself while you bake and don’t rush through the process - baking can be a very cathartic experience.  Be in the here and now and think about what you are doing.  Life’s other demands can wait until another time, on another day.

 The Gourmet Goddess has composed a cake that is delicate and delicious, yet easy to make.  Bake it for Mother’s Day or any day you want to make someone feel special.  Crumb cake of any kind is a delicious morning treat, the perfect comfort cake and ideal coffee klatch inspiration.


 Food is part performance art - people eat with their eyes, as well as, their mouths. Presentation makes all the difference.  Plan ahead to set the stage, not only something delicious, but also for something pretty and eye appealing.  Add to the enchantment by serving this perfect coffee  cake on a pretty or vintage plate. And don’t forget the perfect beverage, try the cake accompanied with a cup of nurturing raspberry hibiscus tea with a pink rock candy swizzle stick on the saucer.  Dished up alongside a picnic ham, a fruit salad and a quiche, it is also perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch.

And Remember

Always Stay in touch with Your Inner Goddess!

Happy Baking!


Happy Mother’s Day!



Cinnamon Crumb Topping

½ cup Light Brown Sugar

½ cup (1 stick) Butter melted

1 teaspoon of Cinnamon

2 dashes of Nutmeg

1 ¼ cups All Purpose Flour

Strawberry Crumb Coffee Cake

1 ¼ cups All Purpose Flour

½ teaspoon Salt

¾ teaspoon Baking Powder

½ teaspoon Baking Soda

6 tablespoons Butter at room temperature

2/3 cup Granulated Sugar

2/3 cup Sour Cream

1 Large Egg, lightly whisked

2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Strawberry Preserves or Jam

Powdered Sugar for Dusting


Baking Instructions

Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Prepare well ahead.

Melt butter and mix with granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  

Add flour and mix well until it begins to clump together.

Set aside.

 Strawberry Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish. 

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

Beat butter till light and fluffy.

Combine butter with sugar.

Add sour cream, egg, vanilla and mix until completely smooth.

Add in dry ingredients and mix on low speed.

Spread in pan.

Mix preserves with spoon so they are more pliable and spread evenly over batter.

Form crumbs and sprinkle over top of cake.

Bake for 55 – 60 minutes till toothpick comes out without cake batter.  Check after 50 minutes, if cake is becoming too brown tent with aluminum foil.

Cool and dust with powdered sugar.