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Strawberry Kuchen


This month's Taste of Home magazine Bakeable challenge is Blueberry Kuchen but it's strawberry season here so I made it with those instead. Kuchen roughly translates to "cake" and this version calls for simple ingredients and really lets them shine.

First you combine the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, nutmeg and salt. Then you add in milk, egg, melted and slightly cooled butter and vanilla.  Once it's well combined you spread it in a 13x9 baking dish.

Sprinkle the top with strawberries, blueberries or the berry of your choice making sure to get into the corners and distribute them evenly.

For the crumb topping, more melted butter, sugar and flour mixed together with a fork until crumbly. I also grated in a bit of the nutmeg since I already had it and the Microplane out.

Sprinkle it over the top of the strawberries, again making sure to get into the corners.

Mine baked for about 45 mins in the glass baking dish I used. It didn't say whether to let it cool before serving or not but there was no way I was going to hold the guys off with the amazing smell that was coming out of the kitchen.

They liked theirs with a scoop of ice cream but I thought it was absolutely perfect as is. Our blueberries will start ripening mid-July and then we'll have blackberries in August and I definitely will be making this again with both of them!


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Strawberry Kuchen

Strawberry Kuchen
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen diced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. In a bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add the milk, butter, egg and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes or until well blended.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with blueberries. In a bowl, combine sugar and flour; add butter. Toss with a fork until crumbly; sprinkle over blueberries. Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned.
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