September 8, 2013

36*52 Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

This is one of those recipes.
I don't even remember how I stumbled upon it. Or when.
But I had it open on my ipad for a long time.
And now seemed to be the right time to finally make it.


Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Adapted from The Baker Chick

(2/3 cups) sugar
pinch of salt
(3/4 cups) flour
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, melted

(1 cup) brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

(3/4 cup) butter, softened
1 teaspoon salt
(1 1/2 cups) sugar
(1/3 cup) brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large eggs
(3/4 cup) plain yoghurt
(1 1/4 cups) milk
(3 3/4 cups) flour
  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • For the Streusel, whisk together dry ingredients, then add melted butter and stir until combined. Set aside.
  • For the filling, mix together all ingredients and set aside.
  • For the cake, beat together butter, salt, sugars, baking powder, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the yoghurt and milk. Add to the butter-egg mix alternating with the flour.
  • Pour half the batter into prepared 9x13 pan. Sprinkle filling evenly on top. Pour the other half of the batter on top. Gently swirl the filling into the batter, as if making marble cake.
  • Sprinkle Streusel over the batter.
  • Bake for about 55-60 minutes until it's golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool.
My modifications:
I prepared the filling according to the recipe but only used about half of it. It just seemed like a loooooot of sugar. And it was totally enough. Next time I might just use half the sugar but the full amount of cinnamon.

The taste:
I really love it. The Streusel were a bit too crunchy (I would probably add a bit more butter next time) but otherwise it was perfect. It is a basic, comfort-food-kind-of cake but still great with the filling and Streusel topping. Make it for breakfast instead of cinnamon rolls - perfect! Will definitely make this one again.

What's your favorite cinnamon recipe?

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