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This strawberry breakfast cake post is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

This deep mauve strawberry breakfast cake is bursting with fresh, wholesome ingredients and flavor.  Brighten up your breakfast! | recipeforperfection.com

Strawberry Breakfast Cake

I love summer.

Even here in Florida, where the thermometer hits 90 F and up, I love it.  So when winter rolls around and my toes start to feel chilled on the tiled kitchen floor, I want to think about the return of hot weather.

That’s why I feel lucky that Florida Strawberry and Sunday Supper are helping me enjoy a little taste of summer all winter long.  These plump and sweet Florida strawberries are available from December to April!  Did you know it takes just 8 medium strawberries to meet your daily requirement for Vitamin C?  With that kind of nutrition, there’s no excuse for not grabbing a handful of these winter beauties.

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For today’s strawberry recipe, I’ve chosen to make a strawberry breakfast cake.  “Cake, for breakfast?” I hear you say.  Fear not!  This wholesome cake is full of nutrition and pure goodness.  It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and is made with 100% whole wheat flour and half a pound of fresh from Florida strawberries.  Plus, it’s topped off with a generous dollop of cream cheese spread, lightly sweetened and brightened up with just a touch of lemon.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake with Cream Cheese Spread

 

Because of the strawberries, this cake is naturally colored deep mauve, making it a gorgeous way to start the day.  Try it alongside a steaming cup of hot tea!

Fresh from Florida Strawberries make it easy to add flavor and nutrition to all the meals of the day.  Check out the list of recipe ideas at the end of this post, and get even more strawberry recipes at Strawberry Sue.

Strawberry Breakfast Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

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Strawberry Breakfast Cake | #SundaySupper

This deeply mauve strawberry breakfast cake is bursting with fresh, wholesome ingredients and flavor. Brighten up your breakfast!

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 11/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • For the Cream Cheese Spread
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

    For the Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Trace the base of a 9-inch round cake pan on parchment paper, then cut out the circle from the paper. Rub the inside of the pan with butter, then stick the circle to the bottom. Set the lined pan aside.
  2. Wash the strawberries, pat dry, then trim off the tops. Place the strawberries in a food processor or blender and puree completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the strawberry puree, sugars, and salt until well combined.
  4. Add in the flour, baking powder, butter, and eggs, then stir together until just combined. Don't overmix. Pour the batter into the cake pan and smooth out the top until it is even.
  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let the pan cool on a rack for 20 minutes, then run a knife around the end of the cake to loosen it and remove it from the pan to finish cooling.
  6. For the Cream Cheese Spread
  7. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until softer and slightly fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat again. Add the lemon juice and beat until very soft and spreadable. Spread on the cake slices when served (or over the whole cake, if you're serving the whole cake at once). Garnish with additional strawberries if desired.
Cuisine: Breakfast |
http://recipeforperfection.com/strawberry-breakfast-cake/

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