Southern Strawberry Bread

This is some of the moistest, most amazing Strawberry Bread you will ever eat. Smothered with a Cream Cheese spread, it is a little slice of Heaven – and you don’t even have to use fresh strawberries to make it! Good eats at any time of day – breakfast, snack, dessert – doesn’t matter! Just be sure to stash it where it’s not in open view when you are not around – otherwise it will be all gone when you come back for seconds!!  😉 

Very easy to make with only a few ingredients required, and about an hour of your time, makes this a quick and scrumptous treat!

Shady’s Southern Strawberry Bread

*Makes 2 Loaves

Preheat oven to 325 Degrees

2 sticks butter

1  1/2 cups sugar

4 eggs – lightly beaten

1 cup strawberry jam or preserves

1 cup sour cream

3 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. lemon extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

Line 2 loaf pans with wax paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream your butter, sugar and eggs together.

In second mixing bowl, fold sour cream into jam.

In third mixing bowl sift flour, baking soda and cream of tarter together.

Now, add the flour mixture  ( 1/3rd at a time)  to the butter mixture while alternating with the jam mixture while mixing on LOW speed.

Now fold in the lemon extract and the vanilla with a spoon.

Pour into wax paper lined loaf pans – dividing batter evenly between pans, and place in preheated oven at 325 degrees on middle rack of oven. Bake for 1 hour.

While bread is baking make Cream Cheese Spread – if desired:

Cream Cheese Spread

1 pkg (8 oz.) softened cream cheese

1/2 cup milk

 1/2 cup powdered sugar (can up this to 3/4 cup if sweeter, thicker spread desired)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all together on Med-High speed until well blended. Place in fridge until ready to use. (Please forgive my stained bowl – it’s around 17 years old and has been well-used)  🙂 

Now – when baking time is done, insert a toothpick into the centers of the loaves and check for doneness – it will come out clean when they are done. Remove loaves from oven, set pans on trivets or wire racks to cool for 5 minutes, then lift loaves out of pan by wax paper.

Peel off wax paper, slice loaves into hunks about 1/2 to 1 inch thick, spread with Cream Cheese spread (if desired – if not butter or plain is yummy too)!!

However – BEWARE – a hand will “magically” appear and snatch the first plate of strawberry goodness away before you even get done plating it all up!!

Guard the rest of the loaf wisely young grasshopper, guard it wisely!!!!

Enjoy!!  🙂 


58 Responses to “Southern Strawberry Bread”

  1. Fernando Souza Says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. I’ll try t out.

  2. Jessica Says:

    Lord have mercy! My mother makes strawberry cake just like my grandmother and great-grandmother…with strawberries from their garden. But I have never heard of Strawberry Bread! I CANNOT WAIT to share with my mom! What a nice Friday surprise find. 🙂

  3. Slamdunk Says:

    Wow, that looks fantastic.

  4. planejaner Says:

    ok…I am counting down the minutes until I can go home and whip out a couple loaves of this goodness. It looks like the YUMNESS!!! we have oodles of jars of homemeade strawberry jam from last summer…just begging to be put into this bread.

  5. vampiregran Says:

    That bread and the recipe sound divine! I will be trying this one. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. aspoonfulofpb Says:

    it looks delicious, maybe I will try it sometime once I’m home!

  7. Tara Aarness Says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it out!

  8. thesoapaddict Says:

    This recipe looks amazing – I just might make it this weekend! Love the step-by-step instructions for those that are baking impaired (like me:) – Karla

  9. Jennifer Says:

    i love your blog Shady!!

  10. myadventurecooking Says:

    Now I’m really hungry, but alas I have no strawberry jam. I wonder if the frozen strawberries I have would work. I would probably have to defrost them and make up any sweetness that the jam would have added. Oh well, another time.

  11. diana Says:

    oh my goodness, likes so delicious, you know i’m gonna try that, thanks for sharing that

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  13. Fernando Souza Says:

    The recipe seems yummy! I’ll definitely try it out.

  14. thebrokenwindow Says:

    I’ve never had strawberry bread before, but that’s all going to change now.

  15. adiblogger Says:

    i just went into kitchen to see whats missing to make it right away
    we dont have the vanilla extract. so i will buy it on monday to make sure mine tastes as your’s look 🙂


  16. Lakia Says:

    OMG lol this looks SO good….

  17. cooper Says:

    wow that looks awesome…thanx for sharing it.

  18. planejaner Says:

    Just made my loaves tonight! they are yummy! I have to say, I was second guessing on the wax paper in the oven for a bit…but it turned out fine, with no fires! Thanks for the recipe…can i put a link to your blog on my blog for this?

  19. Jen Chambers Says:

    This looks amazing! One question: Can you use frozen cut up strawberries instead of the jam? I have a whole lot stashed in the freezer from last year and haven’t gotten around to the making jam part, so i wanted to just use berries. Thanks!

    • shadybrooks Says:

      I haven’t tried making it with frozen berries (not blessed with a strawberry patch) – but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work if the berries were thawed, drained really well, mixed with some sugar and mashed/pureed??? Might need a little cornstarch added to the berries to thicken things up a bit, if the berries are still a little too “juicy” at this stage, but it couldn’t hurt to try…..That’s how new recipes are created – experimentation!! Cut the recipe in half so it only makes 1 loaf and give it a shot!!! Just let us know how it goes for you. 🙂

  20. Cheryl McNulty Says:

    I’m definitely going to try this one!!!:)

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  22. katescuisine Says:

    mmmm looks delicious! I’ll try it!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  23. becomingirina Says:

    This is absolutely mad. It’s a bit late here in Romania…like…10 p.m so I don’t think that the market is still open, but Lover’s Day is coming up here on the 24th so I’ll probably try it out as a special treat!
    Thanks a lot,

    • shadybrooks Says:

      You are welcome Irina! We just had our Valentines Day here on the 14th, I’m not familier with Romanias’ Holidays – but am I correct to assume it is the same type of Holiday? If so, this would be a lovely addition to your menu!! Hope you like it. 🙂

  24. hippuhangu Says:

    Hi, I am a Japanese homemaker. I am not good at baking, but I tried this recipe. It was so yummy! Thank you for sharing.

  25. Megan Says:

    how much is 2 sticks of butter

  26. Sam Says:

    OMG! That looks so tasty! =)

  27. pt4themind Says:

    Wow, this looks amazingly good!!

  28. muniramir Says:

    Hi… this looks tasty and would definitely try it out…. one question though…. how much is exactly 2 sticks of butter? I usually use metric system… would be glad if you can help me with that =)

  29. Kim Says:

    Dear Shady,

    Could you kindly let me know,, whats the weight of 2 sticks butter. I want to bake the strawberry bread.


    • shadybrooks Says:

      Kim, each stick is 1/4 LB. in our recipes. They sell margarines and some butters over here in this type of packaging where it is a 1 LB pkg that has been cut into 4 sticks – each stick is 1/4 LB (4 oz) and marked off into 8 Tblsp measurements. So, if you see a recipe that says you need 1 stick, it actually equals 8 Tblsp or 1/4 lb (4 oz.); a half a stick equals 4 Tblsp or 2 oz., etc…. Hope this helps 🙂

    • shadybrooks Says:

      2 sticks of butter would equal 1/2 Lb (8 oz) of butter, I’m not any good with metrics though so I’m not sure what that would be 😦 I hope this helps a bit, and thank you for the heads up on this – I’ll try to include some weights on future recipes to make it easier for everyone 🙂

  30. xtopherjacques Says:

    I honestly don’t typically care about this stuff. Call it being the exact opposite of whatever a “green thumb” would be in a baking scenario, I guess…but this looks delicious! My girlfriend and I will surely be giving this a shot tonight; vive le strawberries!

  31. Moranna Says:

    G-r-e-a-t! must try it, but what is a stick of butter? or more correctly, what does it weith?

  32. lilady Says:

    Sounds so divine – I so wish my oven were working right now.

  33. karolina Says:

    yummie, I’ll have to try it out!

  34. luvyduvy55 Says:

    This looks delicious! Especially since Strawberries are coming in season! I just made an amazing Strawberry cake over the weekend (check out on my blog) with freshies and AMAZING!!!

  35. jrvitalis Says:

    This looks fantastic! I can’t wait to give it a try! Stop Pinching Your Sister!

  36. izziedarling Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you – this is the BEST strawberry bread ever! Always shied away from s.bread because recipes always called for cinnamon. Wow. Made it last night and both loaves are gone, thanks to me and my office.

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