Garage Sale Coffee Cake / Fruit Cakes

baking chic August 4, 2011 7

ย ย Having a Garage Sale this week and had the itch for coffee cake and a hot cup of coffee during the wee hours of the morning. This coffee cake has strawberries and peaches in it but you can put whatever you have on hand. The next batch I am going to add more fruit than what the original recipe calls for.

Never made coffee cake before so this was my first. My mom was telling me the other day that my brother made her Strawberry Coffee cake, so I got a little jealous, but that jealousy produced a very happy outcome I think! Thanks so much Mom ๐Ÿ™‚

Hope to see you all at my garage sale, your invited

LOVE ย ~ Marie

Garage Sale Coffee Cake
Author: Baking Chic
Great recipe for any kind of basic Fruit Coffee Cake
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or substitute chopped almond slices)
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat the egg, milk and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Top with strawberries.
  2. For topping, combine flour and sugar in a bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Work the ingredients with your fingers until evenly mixed together. Stir in pecans (almonds) if desired; sprinkle over strawberries.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cut into squares; serve warm.



  1. Elizabeth August 5, 2011 at 9:14 am - Reply

    This looks like and sounds like a five start recipe! For looks and taste! I wish I could go to your garage sale! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. RubyJean August 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Okay so I keep asking myself…I wonder how Marie is doing…I haven’t seen her post come across my Reader…Then I come and check and say once again to myself…AAAHHHH it’s a Dot Com…I remember following but that was through FB…which I still have no clue how to use… : )
    Well now I know I need to add this to my Desktop Favorites so I can come in and check whats BAKING… : )

  3. Himilce August 25, 2011 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    I love the setup for your new blog. Very clean and crisp! All of your photos are so pretty, I’m thinking how in the world did you slice these cakes so beautifully! Bring on the tea shoppe!

  4. Danielle August 30, 2011 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I was just enjoying reading through some of your older posts, when I remembered this post as favorite and noticed my comment is M.I.A. I must’ve forgotten a step in posting it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It went something like this, “Oh My Goodness! I am going to run out right now and get the stuff to make these beautiful coffee cakes! You are amazing at posting new and beautiful things! Love love love you!”
    Something like that. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Squeeze those babies for me!

  5. Pam September 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Well where was I when you posted this one? I remember you telling me about it, but I didn’t realize you posted it. It looks and sounds great. It looks a lot like Luke’s strawberry coffee cake. So I hope I haven’t missed your latest post… I am trying to find it… let me know if I have missed it.
    Love you lots

  6. Stephanie July 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    I made this cake. SO good! Than’s for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    • baking chic July 24, 2013 at 12:48 am - Reply

      I’m so glad you liked these Stephanie, you just got me inspired to make them again!

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