Strawberry Plum Crumb Cake

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Strawberry Plum Crumb Cake

I’d love to be able to say that this Strawberry Plum Crumb Cake recipe came about because I am on top of the season and June = strawberry recipes. Sadly, because this is me that we are talking about, this recipe came about because I had strawberries and plums that were almost too ripe and had to be used up ASAP before we left for our trip to the States. So as per usual, this recipe came from my absentmindedness and lack of organizational skills.

You’re welcome.

 Strawberry Plum Crumble Cake in a dessert plate and in a pink baking dish

How to Make Crumb Cake

  • In a large bowl, mix the oil and sugar together.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, the nadd the vanilla and the almond extracts.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cream.Fold in fruit and chocolate chips.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts.
  • Sprinkle over batter; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks

This is, without a doubt, one of the most delicious coffee cakes that I have ever concocted. While it may not be plum season, they are plentiful in the stores now after a long winter and spring without the masses of those ruby red, purple gems piled on top of one another in the produce section. I’m ready for plums, right now.

The crispy, crunchy almond topping really made it perfect for me, the slight acidic tang of the almonds cut through the sweetness of the white cake and of course, pair deliciously with the fruit.

Strawberry Plum Crumble Cake with crispy almond topping in a pink baking dish

You could make this with all plums, all strawberries, or heck, use any fruit that you like. The coffee cake base lends itself to almost infinite flavours, from even chocolate chips to raisins, if you like.

It’s just a dang good coffee cake.

Close up of Strawberry Plum Crumble Cake in a Dessert Plate with Fork

Because I’m me, I also threw in some white chocolate chips, just to make sure that it was sweet enough. I loved the flavour that they added to this (as well as the sweetness, of course) and because chocolate = win. Even white chocolate.

I might try this with some rhubarb when I’m home and in my kitchen and see what I can come up with, but for now, I suggest strawberries. All strawberries and white chocolate. The plums are fantastic and if you love plums, do all plums. Really, it’s up to you to choose your own taste adventure here!

Happy baking!

Love you more than chocolate,

Karlynn

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Strawberry Plum Crumb Cake

This Strawberry Plum Crumble Cake is perfect for a snack with coffee or a dessert after dinner. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
12
Calories
362
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients
 

Almond Crumble Topping

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped fresh plums
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries

Instructions
 

  • For the cake, in a large bowl, mix the oil and sugar together.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition, the nadd the vanilla and the almond extracts.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cream.
  • Fold in fruit and chocolate chips. Scoop the batter and even out into a greased 9x9 pan.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over batter; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks

Nutrition Information

Calories: 362kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 128mg, Potassium: 193mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 260IU, Vitamin C: 8.3mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 1.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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