Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I bake this coffee cake for Carlos so he can have it for his breakfast while I am away. This coffee cake is buttery, cinnamon-y, tender, moist and smell heavenly when you bite into it. The best part of the cake is the cinnamon-y streusel inside and the crunchy streusel on top. It’s great with a cup of or coffee or tea.

Ingredients :

3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) of butter
1 cup of sugar
2 1/2 cup of flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of sour cream
4 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla


Streusel

1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans
3 tbsp of butter
½ cup of flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp of cinnamon powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease and flour a baking pan.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
4. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble. Mix in the walnuts.
5. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan and top it with the rest of the streusel.
6. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Note : I used a bundt pan for this cake so I put half of the streusel at the bottom of the pan and the other half in the middle.

20 comments:

Zue Murphy said...

This cake look delicious. I bet it taste good with a cup of hot chocolate.yummy!

Cathy said...

I love this kind of cake. Buttery and just the right sweetness.

So good with a cup of coffee in the mornings. Or any time of day.

Happy cook said...

Beautiful and delicious.
Wish i had a slice now.

mycookinghut said...

Looks good!

Donna-FFW said...

Buttery and cinamon-y... sounds heavenly and looks de-lish!

Kevin said...

That coffeecake look really good!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Sometimes I can't imagine such a cake to be moist...I guess I've eaten too much dry sponge cake with the same shape

I have to give it a try myself ^_^

Beachlover said...

Gert,this cake look like butter cake!!I bet the nuts make this cake taste better!!.Oh!send your pix to TS again,this photo look great!she said it's ok to resend!

Debbie said...

I just love all things cake!!! This one looks great....

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, yeap it is :)

Cathy, is always great with a cup of coffee or tea

Happy cook, Leemei, Donna, Kevin, thank you.

Rita, this cake is really moist especially with the sour cream.

Lesley, the key to this cake is the streusel. I did send in this pix to TS but nothing happen :( Maybe its not good enough for her.

Debbie, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

I grease my dark bundt pan with vegetable oil and dust it with flour. It leaves a thin layer of cake in the pan after I took the cake out. It looks like a giant donut instead of the bundt shape. I sprayed the pan with PAM and dust with flour. It came out hard on the surface that touches the pan. I tried a spray that has flour in it and I still can't get a good bundt shape. Any idea?

pearly said...

hi dear :
Have a lovely holiday .
will keep coming here to look for your up date gong xi fatt choy to you and your family :) xxxxx

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, the bundt pan I used is the non-stick kind and all I have to do is grease it with some butter. I didn't dust it with any flour.

Pearly, thank you. Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you and your family too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip with the bundt pan. Have a great trip!

Retno Prihadana said...

Yummm...I can smell the cinnamon. As a fan of coffee, love to have a slice too :))

Nazarina A said...

A beautiful and light creation!!!

Jamie said...

Another beautiful cake! I love cinnamon coffee cakes and love trying new recipes, and I will surely try this one. Mmmmmm looks really good!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, you are welcome.

Retno, I am sure you are going to like this cake :)

Nazarina, thank you.

Jamie, thank you for your kind comment. Hope you like this cake.

Amy said...

This recipe calls for salt when putting the ingredients together, but there is no salt listed in the ingredient list. How much salt for the cake? How much for the streusel?

ICook4Fun said...

Amy, thanks for pointing it out. I already add into the ingredients list.