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Strawberry Basil Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is such a classic, and I gave it a springy spin in this recipe! Sour cream helps give this cake such a perfectly soft texture, and freshly chopped strawberries, basil and lemon zest bring on the bright flavor. Coffee cake just isn't coffee cake without a crunchy streusel on top, and I added some slivered almonds to mine to give it even more texture and flavor.

Strawberry Basil Coffee Cake
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Strawberry Basil Coffee Cake

Category

Breakfast Dessert

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Calories

686

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

    For the topping:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled slightly)
  • For the cake:

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk (at room temperature)
  • 2 1/2 cups diced strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (from 1 lemon)

Instructions

  1. This recipe originated on Giada Entertains. Episode: Spring Supper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, salt, flour and almonds. Add the cooled melted butter and stir to combine until the mixture is evenly moistened and crumbs form. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine the butter, sugar and brown sugar. Using a handheld mixer on medium speed, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, vanilla, sour cream and salt. Beat on medium to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder and baking soda. Mix again for 1 minute or until the mixture is smooth. Add the milk and mix again until smooth. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour and fold with a rubber spatula being careful not to over mix. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle evenly with the berries and basil. Top with the crumb and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
686
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
91 grams
Protein
10 grams
Fat
32 grams
Saturated Fat
19 grams
Cholesterol
125 milligrams
Sodium
547 milligrams
Fiber
3 grams
Sugar
46 grams
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1 comment

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    SKY

    I’m not going to rate the recipe because I didn’t get to follow the recipe exactly, as the lemon and zest weren’t included in the directions and I didn’t see the episode. Unfortunately it was too late to fix because I caught the mistake after it was already assembled. Please update the recipe.

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