Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Cinnamon Streusel Cake

I baked this cake for my sister’s birthday last week. In our family we prefer our cake plain without any type of frosting and this cake is just great for us. Just a light drizzle of lemony glaze really brightens up the flavor of this cake.

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 salt
1 cup plain yogurt
5 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla

Streusel

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

Glaze

1 cup of powder sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a tube pan. Mix all the streusel ingredients together and set it aside.
2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into medium bowl and set it aside. Using electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and creamy.
3. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Until well combined. Mix in vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and yogurt alternately into butter mixture in 3 additions. Mix well.
4. Pour 1/2 of batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half of streusel mixture. Pour the balance batter on top of the streusel. Sprinkle the balance of the streusel on top of the cake.
5. Bake the cake until golden brown or tester inserted at the center comes out clean. It will take about an 1 hour. Cool cake in pan. To remove the cake from pan.
6. Whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice together until smooth. Drizzle over the cake.

28 comments:

tracieMoo said...

the cake looks great! so does the cake stand =)

Arundathi said...

the cake looks great! I've gotta try this recipe. thanks.

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
You and your sister look alike - the signature smile...

Yee said...

Your sister's big smile tells me that she's pleased with that cake, and I can understand. That cake looks absolutely perfect and yummy.
~Louisa

Anonymous said...

Hi, just want to confirm with you, under the ingredient for salt is it 12 tsp or half tsp?

Regards
Sally

maybelles mom said...

I am a cake person--my family frosting people. But that sugary glaze might satiate them.

FAMILY FIRST said...

wah, macam photostat copy lar the smile!

ICook4Fun said...

Tracie, thank you.

Arundhati, hope you like this cake.

Cat, are you sure we look alike. I so bulat and she is not :)

Yee, how are you doing? Yea my sister love the cake :)

Sally, sorry for the typo error. It should be 1/2 tsp. I already made the changes.

Maybelles, make them this cake and they might like it.

Family first, ha ha.. came from the same factory so should be the same :) :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Gert, how are you? It's been quite sometime didn't drop by here.

I love homemake plain cake too, no cream (i dislike cream. The cake looks delicious. Nice photo of your sister, like the smile, so sweet :)

btw what is Streusel?? (hehe i'm really no clue)

- Kath

3E said...

nice cake...like to try it. btw, i like ur blog..can we link ours?

Emile Zola@life said...

Another great recipe from you, this cake look just delicious, gonna to try it out soon.

Angie's Recipes said...

I have posted twice....but they didn't show up...
sighs....

Angie's Recipes said...

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The grin on the face of your sister has told a secret: you made her birthday even more special! The cake looks terrific with crumble topping and lemony icing.


Angie's Recipes

Elin said...

She is happy with the cake you made for her...a cake made of love with or without frosting is sweet enough! Nice one and thanks for sharing with us the recipe :))

Debbie said...

Now that is one great looking cake. Absolutely perfect.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Loved it! Looks delicious! I like cake without frosting too. :)

Rita Ho said...

That's a beautiful cake, Gert. I too prefer plain cake and will attempt this when I am next in the mood to use the oven. :)

Happy 4th of July!

zehan said...

i just want to let u know, ur blog is really really inspiring. dengan gambar and recipes, huh, tangan yang rarely masak are all itchy to try out those recipes posted here ;)

Little Chef said...

Hi! The cake looks yummy and relatively easy to bake. May I know what was the baking pan sized you used?

ICook4Fun said...

Kath, thank you. How are you doing? Streusel(a German word meaning "something scattered or sprinkled) is a crumbly, crunchy dessert topping that's very common here.

3E, thank you.

Emile, happy baking and hope you like this cake?

Angie, sorry about the problem. Hope everything is ok now. Yea, my sister love this cake :)

Elin, she is always happy to eat my cooking and dessert :)

Debbie, thank you.

LCOM, thank you.

Rita, Happy 4th of July to you too? Any special plan? Talk to you soon :)

Zehan, thank for stopping by and your comment. Hope you can find some recipe here to try out :)

Little Chef, I used a 9 or 10" non-stick tube pan.

Christelle said...

What can I say, this streusel looks absolutely perfect!! :)

kitlaura@yahoo.com said...

hi
have baked your yummy cake this afternoon. it turned out to be so delicious, just like the picture.i did not have a tube pan, so i baked it in a 8 " square tin. will definetely go buy one tube pan as i think the cake will be baked evenly with the hole in the centre for better ventilation or circulation of the hot air, thanks for sharing your yummy receipe.
best regards
lori

ICook4Fun said...

Lori, you are most welcome and I am glad that you like this cake.

Amy said...

How much butter? 3/4 cup butter is 3/4 stick. One stick is one cup. 1 1/2 sticks is 1 1/2 cups.

Amy said...

Oh wait. Sorry, I was thinking pounds. You're right. My bad.

Breana said...

hi i was wondering if this recipe would work for cupcakes??

ICook4Fun said...

Breana, yes it will but the baking time will be much shorter.

ICook4Fun said...

Amy, here in the US butter comes in a box of 4 sticks which equal to a pound. 1 stick is 113 gram which is 1/2 cup. So 3/4 cup will be 1 1/2 stick.