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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread a delicious Homemade sweet loaf made with fresh strawberries and topped with a creamy strawberry glaze. The perfect Summer Quick Bread.

strawberry bread with strawberry cream cheese frostingFresh Strawberry Bread

I made this Strawberry Sweet Bread a few months ago back in Italy when Strawberries had just come out. Since I had already posted a few Strawberry Recipes this year,  I thought I would hold onto this one until next summer.

More Strawberry Recipes

Homemade Strawberry Liqueur Two Ways

Creamy Strawberry Semifreddo

Easy Strawberry Cookies

Easy Fresh Strawberry Mousse

But after being in Toronto for the past month, and walking all over the city and checking out farmer’s Markets and outdoor fruit grocers I decided that Strawberries were still very much on everyones minds and food lists.

So therefore, I give you a Homemade Fresh Strawberry Bread Recipe.

strawberry bread how to make, chopped strawberries & batter, batter mixed, batter in the loaf pan, making the frosting

So needless to say this moist Strawberry Bread also has mascarpone as an ingredient, because as you know I love Mascarpone! But don’t forget,  last week I posted a recipe on how to make your own Homemade Mascarpone that is not only delicious but saves money too!

By the way this Quick Bread recipe is more along the lines of an Italian Plum Cake, which I know is a strange name, but that is what Italians actually call a sweet bread and no there are no plums involved. So where that name came from is a good question and no one really knows the answer to it! 🙂

More Delicious Sweet Breads

Blueberry Streusel Loaf

Creamy Vanilla Frosted Coconut Pound Cake

Best Homemade Lemon Bread

Easy Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Surprise inside Canada Day Bread

strawberry bread with no frosting on a wire rack

Sweet Breads make a great quick dessert, snack and why not have a slice for breakfast? I didn’t want one that was over loaded with strawberries, but just enough to give it flavour and moisture. I knew the cream cheese and strawberry frosting would add the perfect touch. The Italian and our friends thought so too.

How to Make Strawberry Bread

  1. Beat Mascarpone and sugar
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time
  3. add oil and beat
  4. then add the flour and baking powder and combine
  5. Fold in the chopped strawberries
  6. Bake for about 50 minutes, let cool and frost or dust with powdered sugar and serve. So good.

sliced strawberry bread

If you aren’t crazy about frosting, this Strawberry Bread is delicious just as is or do as the Italians and add a dusting of powdered sugar.

My husband is normally not a frosting lover but this Strawberry Frosting went over big. Not too sweet and with that little bit of tangy taste from the cream cheese and the pureed strawberries it was so good.

Whether you have it for dessert, snack or a slice with your morning coffee I hope you enjoy it!

strawberry bread frosted on a wire rack

strawberry bread on a wire rack

Frosted Strawberry Bread

Rosemary Molloy
Strawberry Bread a delicious Homemade sweet loaf made with fresh strawberries and topped with a creamy strawberry glaze.  The perfect Summer Quick Bread. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American/Italian
Servings 10 servings
Calories 361 kcal



  • cups all purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mascarpone
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil or melted butter (I use corn or sunflower)
  • cups chopped strawberries


  • cup pureed strawberries (approximately 3 large strawberries)
  • cup cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar



  • Pre-heat oven to 350F/180C. Grease and flour or spray an 8 inch (20 cm) loaf pan.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large bowl beat the mascarpone and sugar until creamy, add the eggs one at a time and beat to combine, add the oil and beat to combine. Add the dry ingredients beat until smooth (1 minute), fold in the chopped strawberries.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 45-55 minutes, test for doneness with a toothpick.  Let cool in pan 15 minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting or dusting with powdered sugar. Enjoy!


  • In a blender puree the strawberries and sugar then add the cream cheese, and whisk to combine until creamy, if you want a thinner frosting then add a little more strawberry puree or a little cream or milk. 


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 144mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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strawberry bread on a wire rack


  1. Can I use an 8″ x 4″ or a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan for this bread? Your loaf looks so long! Can’t wait to try this. Thank you!

    1. Hi Janet yes an 8 inch or even a 9 inch pan is perfect. Yes it looks long because of the photo I think, I actually used a 9 x 5 inch (25×11 cm) pan. Let me know how it goes.

    1. Hi Wendy, I think the better substitute would be cream cheese although you can use greek yogurt but the taste will probably be a bit different. Hope that helps.

  2. I have a ton of fresh strawberries that I have been eating like crazy.
    I’m always on the look-out for new and fresh baking ideas using strawberries.
    This is one new recipes for me.
    I can’t wait to try it, I adore strawberries and this strawberry bread loaf is right up my alley.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a nice day Rosemary!

    1. Hi Dalila, thanks so much, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know how it goes. Have a nice day you too. 🙂

  3. I picked strawberries on Monday , found your recipe on Tuesday and baked the bread on Wednesday. It is delicious!…one of those “forever” recipes that we will make over and over again. It was half gone before I had the opportunity to ice the loaf…..no one noticed…it was just that good. On my next loaf I will hide it until I get the chance to make the icing.!

  4. I’d like this recipe however I can’t print it. How can I send it to my email and have someone print it for me.

    1. Hi Roberta, at the top of the post underneath the title is an envelope just click on it and you can send it as an email. Hope that helps.

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