Go Back
+ servings
4.84 from 6 votes
Strawberry Crumb Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
These Strawberry Crumb Bars have three layers of deliciousness! A moist, buttery cake base, fresh sweet strawberries and a thick layer of delicious crumbly streusel!  
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Author: Adapted by Chris Scheuer from Every Day Food
Ingredients
  • For the crumb topping:
  • 12 tablespoons 6 oz.) butter melted,
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the strawberry layer:
  • 2 ½ cups diced strawberries cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • cup flour
  • For the cake:
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with baking spray. Line with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on long sides. Spray parchment paper lightly. Place prepared pan on a sheet pan (this will help keep the bottom from getting too brown as this does bake for an hour).
  2. To make the streusel, whisk together butter, sugar and salt. Add flour and mix with a fork until large crumbs form. If mixture is too wet and crumbs are not forming, add a bit more flour (this can vary due to the water content of your butter.) Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. For the strawberry layer combine strawberries, sugar and flour in a medium bowl. Set aside. Don't try to use food processor, as the berries will turn into a liquid mess
  4. In another medium bowl, whisk 1 ½ cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
  5. For the cake layer, beat butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Then beat in eggs, one at a time.
  6. With mixer on low, beat in vanilla, then flour mixture.
  7. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with strawberry mixture and top with streusel.
  8. Bake cake until golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 55 to 65 minutes. Cover with foil during last 15-20 minutes of baking if the top is getting too brown. Let cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift cake from pan. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.