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Strawberry Crunch Cake

The other day we braved the heat and mosquitos to go strawberry picking.  But the strawberries weren’t actually the main attraction.

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Really, it’s the whole experience of driving out into the country, riding on a wagon through fields of peas, raspberries and potatoes, and being dropped off in a strawberry field where the rows stretch out in front of you.  It’s the experience of foraging through the strawberry leaves, looking for the ripest, reddest berries, and being rewarded with a basketful of sweet fruit.  It’s reminding the kids that this is where our food comes from.  It comes from the dusty, brown fields and the seeds that the farmers plant.  It comes from tending and watering and weeding, and from months of growth.

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So we brought our berries home, and I decided to do something other than make jam or freeze them for the winter.  I decided to make a recipe inspired by this one.  It’s a cake you could have for breakfast with yogurt, or one you could have for dessert with whipped cream.  It smells amazing coming out of the oven, and you’ll definitely want to eat it warm!

 

Strawberry Crunch Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 12

Strawberry Crunch Cake

This light and delicious Strawberry Cake will have you coming back for more! Serve with yogurt for breakfast, or with whipped cream for dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups fresh strawberries, washed and chopped
  • 3 cups whole grain flake cereal with almonds
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 2 tbsp melted margarine
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 13"x9" baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Pour cereal into large zipper lock bag and crush cereal with rolling pin.
  3. Pour crushed cereal into a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar and melted margarine. Stir until blended.
  4. Make cake mix according to directions on box in a separate mixing bowl.
  5. Pour half of cake mix into baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle half of cereal mixture over cake mix
  7. Spread half of chopped strawberries over cereal mixture.
  8. Repeat the layers.
  9. Bake at 350 F for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Serve with yogurt or whipped cream. Enjoy!
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So yummy!

What’s your favourite fruit or vegetable to eat fresh from the fields?

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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

12 Comments

  1. Joanne T Ferguson

    I love strawberries and this cake was similar to a cake that was one of my favorites from childhood! I wish I could taste it now!

  2. Jeannette

    Picking strawberries is one of my favorite summer activities! Usually we just eat them plain but your cake recipe would be a perfect summer time treat! I’ll have to make it the next time we go to the strawberry patch!
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  3. Ourfamilyworld

    MY family loves strawberries and I make sure we enjoy this fruit a lot whenever available. I can’t wait to make this cake.

  4. Jaime Nicole

    This looks like a delicious cake. I would love to have it for breakfast with a great cup of coffee outside on the porch!
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  5. CourtneyLynne

    Omg this cake sounds AMAZING!!! I’m all about strawberries in the summer. So giving this a pin!

  6. Fi Ní Neachtáin

    Oh how lovely to go strawberry picking, I’d love to do that with my family too. That strawberry crunch cake looks so delicious, I’m pinning for later 🙂

  7. Rebecca Swenor

    This Strawberry Crunch Cake sounds and looks totally amazing indeed and there is nothing like picking the strawberries fresh from the field. I totally love fresh picked strawberries from the field. I am for sure making this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  8. rosemary palmer

    This sounds great – love fresh strawberries too. I’ve never thought of using cereal as crunch but will give it a try.
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  9. Michele

    Fresh from the fields–hands down-RASPBERRIES and even better if I can find them growing wild on the side of a field or the road. There is nothing quite like eating them right away–of course you will probably have to fight the birds–they want them too.
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  10. HilLesha

    I’m not much of a cake person, but I will have to admit that looks quite scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe!
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  11. Chantal

    Nothing better than picking your own fresh strawberries! This cake looks amazing!
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  12. Liz Mays

    Either strawberries, blueberries or raspberries from the field would be my choice. This looks fantastic!
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