Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cinnamon Struesel Coffee Cake

This recipe gives you a good excuse to eat cake for breakfast.  You can eat it at other times also, but breakfast is always fun because it feels so wrong, but tastes so right!  Be a rebel.  After biting into the tender cake with the crunchy, cinnamony struesel topping, you will be hooked.  Enjoy :)

CINNAMON STRUESEL COFFEE CAKE
Cake
4 cups all-purpose flour

1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 egg
1-1/2 cups milk, or as needed
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Topping
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/3 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Make the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 1/3 cup sugar and 2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.


In a large bowl, combine 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cusp sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Crack an egg into a measuring cup and then fill add milk to make 1 cup.  Repeat with other egg.  Stir in vanilla. Pour into crumb mixture and mix just until moistened. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle top with streusel and run a knife through it to slightly mix into batter.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

9 comments:

Melody said...

That topping looks awesome!

Cheese with Noodles said...

Mmm, I can tell just by looking that this is delicious!

Willoughby said...

I'd like a piece of that coffee cake right now! It looks so good!

Anonymous said...

This was definitely not done in 25 or 30 minutes. I had to bake mine for 45 minutes. Oven was preheated & I don't live in a high altitude. Hmph! We shall see how it tastes momentarily... gotta let it cool to get a bite.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I love coffee cakes and this one looks really good. What size pan did you use 9x13 in?

Heidi said...

It's a 9 x 13 pan!

Anonymous said...

I made this today and it tastes great! The cake is spongy and the topping is crunchy but I thought the cake to topping ratio was off. I think next time I make this I'll half the cake ingridients. Mine also didn't bake thoroughly in 30 mins, it took about 45-50 mintunes. Other than that it's a great recipe.

Jami said...

Made this today! Delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe :) Just one note: I had to bake for an extra 20-25 minutes.

Anonymous said...

I just made this and cant wait to get my hands on a bite I also had to bake for 35 min...