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Strawberry Crumb Cake

by Meghann on March 22, 2011


Is it possible to bake without making a mess?


Or is it just me? πŸ˜‰

At least the mess was well deserved.

Hello, Beautiful!


A commenter had recommended this Strawberry Crumb Cake Recipe from YumSugar yesterday and – wow- I’m so glad she did.


The crumb cake was more of an upside down strawberry cake. The strawberries swam in thick strawberry syrup on the bottom and the cake baked thick and evenly on the top.

I took liberty in halving the recipe and made some minor changes here and there. Luckily my ‘minor changes’ worked (that never happens for me!) and the piece I enjoyed wasn’t just edible – it was delicious!


So. Good.

I highly recommend anyone with a surplus of strawberries, like myself, to try this recipe right now. And don’t worry if you don’t have buttermilk – vanilla yogurt worked just fine! πŸ˜‰

The cake served as dessert for the evening and a plate of fish, plantains, and yucca made up my dinner.


The Kinglip Fillets were on sale at Publix this week. It’s a mild flavored, white fish that I seasoned with a Goya seasoning mix and pan fried on the stove top.


I gave the meal a spanish flair by steaming yucca on the side


And pan frying plantains.


All that was missing was some Cuban bread and black beans.

The yucca + cake left my belly really full.

And my head sleepy.

Must. Keep. Eyes. Open.

Did everyone check out my latest episode of Meals & Miles on ?

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I had to cover my eyes for some parts, but I thought the team did an awesome job with editing!! It made me excited to film at another awesome location tomorrow. Can’t wait!

1 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm

My parents fly in tomorrow and are visiting us for 5 days – I’m thinking this crumb cake needs to be on the menu! πŸ™‚
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2 Shanna, like Banana March 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Um yes, I want that right now! Put the name “crumb” in and I will gobble it up!
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3 Kaitlin March 22, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I wish I had a surplus of strawberries!! Looks delicious.
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4 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I always make a huge mess when baking! If someone could invent a way to bake without making a mess – they would be rich! πŸ˜‰ Those plantains looked yummy too – I have never pan fried them before, I’ll have to try it soon.
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5 D March 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

You had two pieces of plantain…?!

6 emily March 22, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I can’t tell what this emotion/reaction this comment is supposed to represent. I’m going to assume -excitement- since any other reaction is sort of strange. Going off that assumption….

If you like fried plantains you should check the freezer aisle (or “ethnic” aisle if your grocery does that nonsense) at your local store. I’ve seen Goya brand frozen fried plantains almost everywhere I shop. They are pretty cheap and super easy to prepare.
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7 Erin March 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

I don’t know what reaction D intended, but I think I get it. It really just looks funny. There’s no reason for it to, it just sort of does.

8 Megan @ megan mumbles March 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I loved loved your show today!

I also love everything strawberry so I am going to have to try that recipe πŸ™‚
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9 linz March 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Um, that looks beyond delicious. Strawberry + Cake = Love. Yumsugar has the best recipes.
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10 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I still need to check out your video! I bet it is awesome.

I recently bought a ton of strawberries (on sale this week for cheap) and I was looking for a good dessert to make with them. I think that cake looks great!
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11 ShirtlessBen March 22, 2011 at 9:53 pm

mmmm the fish looks good. Im not gonna lie it was really awkward for me to watch that video, something about pole dancing and my sister just doesnt go together. although i bet derek liked it.

12 michelle March 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I’m about to check out the video now!
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13 Stephanie March 22, 2011 at 10:02 pm

OMG! I would not be comfortable in that stripper fitness class, hahahaha, I would be way out of my element and feel so embarrassed. You looked good though!!!
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14 Ashley March 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm

The show was great! I loved your head band in it as well.
Strawberry crumb cake? Sounds/looks amazing, and no I don’t think it’s possible to bake neatly.

15 Kacy March 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm

THe crumb cakes looks fantastic! I can’t wait to pick up my first batch of fresh strawberries this year!
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16 Krista March 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Dessert looks amazing. However, it’s torture for someone who gave up sweets for lent. I’m making some mental notes of the first sweet treat I want to bake on Easter sunday! : )
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17 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 22, 2011 at 10:38 pm

I always make a huge mess baking!
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18 Tracy @ Commit To Fit March 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm

You can never go wrong with strawberries! I am loving your video series, it is great to learn about different kinds of fitness πŸ™‚
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19 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Oh man! The cake looks delicious!

But I am eyeballing those plantains! I just got back from Costa Rica and I ate my body weight in them! So GOOD! πŸ˜€

20 Lauren @ Team Giles March 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm

How’s about you come to Texan and bake for me? I’m just sayin’… πŸ˜‰

I seriously love, beyond love the new IzonOrlando video. You rocked that class!

21 Kiran March 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Love strawberries, gotta try this recipe. And that video had me convinced to join Vixen. So fun!
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22 Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks March 22, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I did a pole dancing class for my friend’s bridal shower. I did NOT want to participate! We did an “afternoon tea” service and pedicures prior to the class, and I wanted to duck out afterwards, but the bride to be, a high school friend, begged me and our other shy friend to participate. So we had a little champagne, and we made it happen.

It was a lot less scary than I thought it would be….by the end of it we were all giggling and wearing wigs and using props. It was also so much harder than I thought it would be! I was super sore the next day. The thing I remember most from the class was the way the teacher kept saying, “Love your pole.” Classic.
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23 Alaina March 23, 2011 at 12:09 am

What a great way to use up some strawberries! That cake looks like something right up my alley. πŸ™‚
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24 Lindsey (HIP LIP) March 23, 2011 at 12:18 am

So glad you tried & liked it! πŸ˜‰

25 Marina March 23, 2011 at 2:21 am

The shortcake looks beautiful, although I’m not sure if I would sacrifice yumms fresh strawberries :))
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26 Laura (Starloz) March 23, 2011 at 2:55 am

i’ve never cooked in the kitchen without making a mess!
i need to clean as i go but i never happens & it’s just chaos.
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27 Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] March 23, 2011 at 4:49 am

Have to make a mess when you cook! Great job on the video!
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28 Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] March 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

I also love your headband! You look so cute!
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29 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 23, 2011 at 6:00 am

yucca how festive! that strawberry deliciousness is making me hungry. must resist midnight snacking!
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30 Lauren March 23, 2011 at 7:01 am

That cake looks awesome! What a great way to use all your strawberries. πŸ˜‰
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31 Faith @ lovelyascharged March 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

Haha nice. I’m completely incapable of baking without turning my kitchen into a disaster zone!

32 Hope March 23, 2011 at 8:28 am

That crumb cake looks delicious! I definitely need to add that to my list of things to make! I’m messy when I am bake too. Is it even possible to be a neat baker?! πŸ™‚
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33 katie March 23, 2011 at 8:29 am

Wow this recipe does look good! I love finding great recipes!

U and Katy looked beautiful as ever on the vixen video, loved it! I wish we had something like that here, looks so fun!!! I loved the dance trance video too when I saw that last week!

Have a great day!!
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34 Vikki March 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

As far as mess making goes, I’ve always been told to clean as you go. It usually works. πŸ™‚

35 Hilary March 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

MMmmm…that cake looks good, and I am jealous of your yucca and plantains…not 2 things I could normally find at my grocery store.
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36 Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 23, 2011 at 10:13 am

Crumb cake is one of my very favorite desserts, ever. Baking is so fun, cleaning up is no fun at all! I guess the results are worth it… πŸ˜‰

37 Erin March 23, 2011 at 11:19 am

I can’t bake or cook without making a mess. If I don’t make a mess then I didn’t make anything good πŸ™‚
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38 Jen March 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I thought the video came out great! And I LOVE the headband you were wearing! The cake looks delish as well!

39 Jess@atasteofconfidence March 23, 2011 at 6:03 pm

It’s definitely not just you. I make a mess every time!
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40 Katie G. March 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

The crumb cake looks amazing! Strawberries are still a bit expensive here in MD, can’t wait for them to start going on sale so I can make this crumb cake!
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