Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fresh Strawberry Bread with Strawberry Cream Cheese Glaze

This bread is so delicious. Fresh strawberries meet an almost cake like bread. You could forgo the glaze and spread each slice with butter or strawberry flavored cream cheese and it would be just as delicious!

The warm weather plus this fresh bread has me longing for Summer! I can't wait for fresh produce and gallons of ice cream.

But for now, and the gloom of rain ending my beautiful weather, lets whip up a batch of delicious strawberry bread, shall we?

For the Bread:
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 1/2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 cup, or 1 stick, unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 3/4 cup flour

For the Glaze:
1/4 cup pureed strawberries (or strawberry jam if you're in a rush)
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x5" loaf pan, set aside.
In a bowl, combine the 1 cup of chopped strawberries and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of flour, tossing to coat and set aside.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Scraping the sides as necessary. Add in the baking powder and salt  and mix. Turn the mixer to low, and alternate between the flour and milk adding it to the mixture. Starting and finishing with the flour.
Fold in the strawberries coated with flour and stir until combined.
Pour strawberry batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely.

Once cooled, prepare the glaze.
Beat the pureed strawberries, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Spread over the bread, allowing it to drip down the sides.

Slice and serve. Cover extras (if any) in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Enjoy this sweet, Summery cake!

*Recipe adapted from

1 comment :

  1. Yes Please! I take one very large piece thankyouverymuch. Looks awesome. Makes me feel like spring to be making anything with strawberries! Found you at the link up. =)