Your first cup of java each morning deserves the perfect companion to share and enjoy this special time of day. What better partner than this Strawberry Coffee Cake to welcome you and your coffee into the day! The moist white cake topped with a sunrise of fresh, sweet strawberries and tropical coconut-crowned crumbles is alarmingly the best dish for any morning person to splendidly enjoy. Strawberry Coffee Cake isn’t just for breakfast, though, as it’s versatile enough to be eaten as a dessert during your unassuming, mid-afternoon coffee break or as a little sweet pick-me-up at the end of a long day. So, enjoy this accompaniment morning, noon, or night. Any time is a good time for cake!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 9-inch baking pan.

Step 3 –In a mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup of the butter and beat until it is creamy.

Step 4 –Add 3/4 cup of the sugar and the egg to the butter and beat until fully incorporated.

Step 5 –In a medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, the baking powder, and the salt.

Step 6 –Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture and stir until combined.

Step 7 –Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and arrange the strawberries on top.

Step 8 –In a medium bowl, combine the remaining flour, the remaining sugar, the remaining butter, and the coconut.

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Step 9 –Sprinkle the coconut mixture over the strawberries.

Step 10 –Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Step 11 –Serve.