Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping

by Irvin on February 13, 2017 · 3 comments

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This easy-to-make strawberry coffee cake has a pistachio crumb topping and is not too sweet, making it perfect for afternoon coffee or tea.

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin

If you’ve ever been to my apartment, you know that I am not a tidy person. My partner AJ, however, happens to be extremely tidy. After living together for 15+ years, we’ve definitely come to an uneasy truce about it, with him basically ignoring my desk. He often says that he basically pretends there is an invisible blanket over my desk that covers my clutter and gives him peace of mind. But lately it’s been so out of control (even for me) that the first chance I had, I went to Ikea and bought some bookcases. Because it’s not that my desk is cluttered, it’s the towering stack of cookbooks that I have accumulated that threaten to fall over and crush my computer (and me). It was time. (Jump directly to the recipe for Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Toppin.)

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin

Once I got my two bookcase and assembled them late at night (sorry downstairs neighbors when I accidentally dropped that box on the hardwood floor) I started filling up the shelves. And then it hit me. I have a ton of cookbooks but I rarely use them. I adore all my cookbooks but it’s as if I am just collecting them to collect them. They rare get used. And sure I could blame the fact that they were stacked 20 tall on my desk and it was difficult to access any of them without some sort of insanely dangerous juggling act. But it’s really because I’m a little bit lazy, resorting to just googling or using Pinterest to find a recipe.

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin

But with my cookbooks sitting on my shiny new bookshelves, they are suddenly staring at me and taunting me with their pretty spines. And so I reached for one that I have been eyeing ever since I got it, Sweet Morning, 125 Sweet and Savory Breakfast and Brunch Recipes. A quick flip through and I found a recipe that sounded delightful, a rhubarb coffee cake. Except rhubarb isn’t quite out yet. A few tweaks here and there to the recipe and all of sudden I have a Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. I can’t wait to dive deeper into my cookbook collection now that I can actually access them without fear of crushing my computer.

Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin


An easy-to-make Strawberry Coffee Cake with Pistachio Crumb Topping. Photo and recipe by Irvin Lin
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Kari February 14, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Yum!!! Looks so delicious!
Kari
http://sweetteasweetie.com/

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Megan February 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

This looks great! I feel your cookbook plight. I’ve started storing mine in a sort of out of reach kitchen cabinet. Unfortunately, it’s now an out of sight, out of mind situation. Having a bookshelf to keep them visible is definitely a better option.

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Betty Davies February 24, 2017 at 3:55 am

I really really like it!!
Haven’t thought about that!

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