Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Coffee Cake

This recipe is straight out of the The Joy of Cooking (the cookbook I recommended you all own) and executed by Anne (thanks dear).
I share the authors' sentiment that putting nuts on top turns cake into a suitable breakfast food. The streusel topping is wonderful, but the cake by itself is also a great recipe for a basic yellow cake.
I think coffee cake is a perfect breakfast treat for a morning when you have a little extra time.

Prepare the streusel topping by mixing together
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup brown sugar
5 tbsp. of butter (melted)
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

For the cake,
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 13 x 9 inch pan or two 8 inch rounds
Whisk together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

In another bowl, combine:
1 1/4 cups sour cream or yogurt
1 tsp. vanila

in another bowl, beat on high speed for 4 minutes:
1/2 stick butter
1 cup sugar
Then beat in:
two eggs

Ad 1/3 of the flour mixture and start mixing on low, then add half the sour cream mixture, then another third of the flour, then the other half of the sour cream and the last of the flour. Pur the batter in the pan(s) and spread it smooth, then sprinkle the streusel on top and bake for 25-30 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).


liz said...

I always wondered why it had to be called coffee cake, until I made some friends in Ohio who were serious about their coffee -- and loved it with a sweet treet. Just as good with milk though. Yum.

Vicky said...

Good cake! I could do with less struessel topping, myself, but otherwise it was great! Thanks for the recipe. Oh, and mine took 35-40 minutes to bake for some reason. Could have been that I didn't spread it evenly enough in the pan.

Joan Koplin said...

Just bought a coffee cake from Costco and in all honesty...I was disappointed. I know, Costco rarely lets me down...
So, this coffee cake recipe is just what the doctor ordered. Thanks, Tay!

Heidi and Robert said...

You don't know me but I found your blog through my cousins, the Clasons. This is the best coffee cake I've ever had. I've been looking for a great coffee cake recipe. Thanks for sharing.