Saturday, April 28, 2012

Strawberry Cake Bread Recipe



I enjoy making dessert recipes that are really simple, throw it together and place in the oven type stuff. This is one of those recipes, perfect for a relaxing weekend and minimal time in the kitchen. I make this cake bread much like Banana Bread in a ceramic loaf pan, but the strawberry version comes out so moist! It totally melts in your mouth! The more strawberries the better. The photo above was a time when I think I put in almost twice more strawberries than there was batter. The secret is to keep it in the oven longer than you think, it will become a dark amber brown and will have a delicious crunchy crust on the outside. 

Of course you can use this recipe with any berries you have on hand. I used frozen organic strawberries since fresh are so expensive and it is the #3 crop for the most pesticide content according to EWG, not an option to buy non-organic. Frozen raspberries or blueberries would work just as well. Mango would be heavenly! If you try it with something else let me know! This recipe makes one loaf


Ingredients:

2/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
1 tbsp flax seed
1/2 tbsp wheat germ
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups strawberries cut in half (or quarters if they are large, defrosted if you use frozen)

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Oil a loaf pan.
2. Mix all but the last ingredient in the above order. A mixer isn't necessary, but I use one.
3. Fold in strawberries. Pour batter into loaf pan. 
4. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Let cool and devour!


If you have a family of more than 3 or 4 people, you'll have to make two! It disappears really fast. 






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51 comments:

  1. yum! salted or unsalted butter? i definitely want to make this asap . . .

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  2. And when you use frozen strawberries do you use all the liquid from defrosting? Thanks!

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  3. yummy! and top with whipped cream

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    1. I used some of the liquid, actually the last time I made it they were still half frozen, so they weren't soggy soft when I cut them (hence there wasn't much liquid, it all went into the cake). Thanks for asking!

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  4. so delicious - everyone (including our 10 month old daughter) loved this! the only issue i had was that even after the long baking time there was still a chunk on the bottom that was still runny. perhaps next time i shouldn't use all of the liquid . . .

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the tip! I guess you never really know, it turns out a little different for me every time depending on how long berries were defrosting or if they were fresh.

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  5. This sounds like a great recipe. I love strawberries so will try it soon.

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    1. You'll love it if you're a strawberry fan!

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  6. Mmmmmmm. Looks delicious and just the thing to do with farmers market strawberries!

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  7. Yum! I would love to make this. My grandson loves strawberries and would really enjoy this dessert!

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  8. looks so yummu. I love strawberries

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Wow! I've never seen a recipe like this before, I'm anxious to try it!

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  10. Sounds delicious will try it and let you know what I think. Thank you!!!!

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  11. Oh Lordy! This sounds delicious AND very simple! I love to bake & don't mind involved recipes, but it is son nice to see something so delicious looking without a slew of crazy ingredients & steps to follow. My son will love this. He just turned 3 & as a potty training tool we are playing the "Potty Game" throughout the day. If he gets more stars than pee or poo (if he goes in the potty, he gets a star... if pee or poo end up in his undies, pee or poo get a star)... he gets to choose a treat at the end of the day that he gets after dinner. He usually picks "cake"... which in turn is me making homemade muffins. Luckily, he doesn't know the difference between actual cake or muffins & I am able to make them as healthy as possible :) I need to get some flax seed for this recipe, but I would LOVE to try this out tomorrow for desert & potty game treats! Thank you :)

    Oh yes, and I was REALLY interested in your tip about strawberries being #3 on the list of crops that contain the most pesticides! We also buy organic frozen strawberries (and fresh from the farmers market when they are in season) ... but not for knowing that little tid-bit, but because we enjoy them more!

    chevsop(@)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! That would be a great treat for a 3 year old, mine loves it! I agree, organic strawberries just taste so much better too :)

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  12. I bet this would be extra yummy with some cream cheese. I'm going to give it a try.

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  13. I just love your recipes! I have just about pinned them all. LOL Can't wait to try this one out too. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. oh my goodness. this looks amazing. I am going to have to find some time to make this this weekend.

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  15. Oh wow! I have never seen anything like this before! Looks so good! I need to cook gluten free though..but I do have a gluten free flour that can be used cup per cup. I am thinking the strawberries will help hide that gluten free taste! Looks delicious!

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    1. That would probably work just fine :) Enjoy!

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  16. This looks great! It looks like something my husband would really like!

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    1. My husband loves it :) Especially after a long day at work!

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  17. This looks so good! I never thought to make banana bread with strawberries! I pinned it!
    Tiffany

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  18. Our family loves homemade bread and this one
    with strawberries is fabulous!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  19. This looks delicious! I've never really thought of baking with strawberries beyond your typical strawberry torte...thanks for the great idea!

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  20. Oh my! This looks delicious!!! My husband and daughter love their strawberries!! I need to make this! What a great recipe! Thank you for sharing!! :)

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  21. Yummy! yummy! yummy! I have got to try this recipe soon-love bread made with frozen fruit-it makes the best moist bread ever and I would slather it with butter. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. All your recipes look yummy!! I will definetly have to try this along with others :)

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  23. This looks delicious. We recently made a raspberry bread that came out great, and I think this would be a nice follow-up.

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  24. This looks so good. I am a sucker for bread cake. I bet it would be good with raspberries too.

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  25. This looks fantastic! I love that you added flax seeds and wheat germ...healthy AND tasty!

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  26. Oh my Goodness!! I could eat the whole thing by myself!! But, I would share with the grandkids lol So healthy and looks simply amazing!! I will definitely have to try this!!!

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  27. Im always looking for new recipes and this looks scrumpitious. Can't wait to try this one out. Thank you

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  28. This looks amazing! I am going to try it out, my daughter and I both love strawberries. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. This looks so good! I love making strawberry pancakes, so this is right up my ally!

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  30. We went strawberry picking in the spring and I wish I had had this recipe. Ended up freezing more than I wanted too since I would always prefer them fresh. This looks delicious and probably just as good with peaches in the late summer!

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  31. I bake a lot of my own breads but I've never thought of using strawberries. I've used bananas and raisins. It sounds so good though! I love strawberries. Thanks for the recipe =D

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  32. This looks really yummy. Bananas and strawberries are a great combo. I wonder if pineapple and bananas would work too for a more tropical flavor.

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  33. I do a dessert table at my local moose lodge every week and everyone always loves my quick breads. I can't wait to try this recipe out!!

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  34. This looks delicious! Gotta try this with fresh picked berries once they ripen!

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  35. I don't think I've ever heard of Strawberry Bread, but I absolutely love strawberries! This looks delicious, definitely will have to try this! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

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  36. Strawberries are my favorite! I will have to make this!

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  37. I've had this pinned for eons and FINALLY made it today. It's cooling right now, but I must say it looks a bit burned or over done. It smelled (and looked) done with 42 minutes left, but I still baked it the full time. I hope it tastes as delicious and it looks in your pictures! I used fresh strawberries, so I hope it had enough liquid.

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  38. I think I would take it out 20 minutes sooner next time. It's a bit dry for us :(

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    1. Sorry it didn't work out! Using frozen produces a ton of liquid (even when defrosted), that's why mine was still moist after being in the over so long, any less would make it too mushy to eat. So would you say with fresh berries you could safely cut the bake time in half? (I bet fresh berries taste better than frozen!)

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