Friday, May 15, 2009

Strawberry Muffin Cake

Our father asked us to make a cake to give to our aunt and uncle for their birthdays. We had some nice strawberries in the fridge so we decided to go ahead with a strawberry cake. The recipe was for a 13"x9" pan but we decided to make one 9" springform pan and a little loaf pan.
This pictured loaf cake was the first out of the oven. It took less time to cook since it was smaller. Lisa took pictures of the loaf cake first in the mean time. Then after 10 minutes she went to get the larger cake out of the oven.... and... while she was transferring it to the counter, the bottom of the springform pan fell and the cake followed it.... yah she destroyed the cake. My parents didn't have a cake to bring to our aunt and uncle. We felt really bad.... but we had to work the next morning and there was no way we could have made it or something else again! Oh well! Next time we will be extra careful with those springform pans!!
This cake was good overall. The cake part was a little too bland though. Next time we would increase the sugar and butter! If you would like to give it a try here's the recipe!
Crumble Topping 1 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 stick of butter, cold
To make crumble topping, sift the sugar and flour together in a large bowl. Place the margarine in the center of the bowl and sprinkle a little of the sugar and flour mixture over it. Place all 10 fingers on the stick and start crumbling it by making cat-kneading gestures with your fingers so the margarine turns into little pea sized bits. If you need a visual, refer to this little fella. Keep crumbling until the stick is completely whittled down.Keep the bowl of crumbles in the fridge until you’re ready for it.
Strawberry Coffee Cake 2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. milk
2 eggs
1/4 c. butter, melted
3 c. strawberries, sliced -Sift the first four ingredients together in a bowl and set aside-Whisk the milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted margarine together in a bowl.-Add the mix of wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients.-Beat together with a handheld mixer until well incorporated.Pour into a pre-greased 13×9 pan. Arrange the sliced strawberries on top of the batter. Sprinkle the crumble toppings.Bake at 350F for 35-45 minutes.