We had friends visiting from out of town this weekend. It happened to be one of our friends birthday on Friday. James found out what kind of cake she would like for me so that I could make it. She requested a cinnamon-streusel swirl cake.
The cake turned out beautiful! It does make quite a large cake (it serves 24). James will be taking the leftovers to work when he returns on Tuesday.
For streusel topping
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan.
- Whisk together the dry topping ingredients.
- Stir in the melted butter.
- Set aside.
- Mix together the filling ingredients.
- Set aside.
- In a stand mixer, beat together butter, salt, both sugars, baking powder, and vanilla until no lumps are visible.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time.
- In yet another bowl, whisk the greek yogurt and milk together until combined.
- Alternate between adding flour mixture and greek yogurt mixture to butter mixture. Beating after each addition.
- Spread half the batter into prepared pan.
- Sprinkle filling over batter. Thoroughly covering the batter.
- Carefully pour remaining batter over filling. Use a butter knife to swirl the filling into the batter, like when making a marble cake.
- Sprinkle the topping on the batter.
- Bake the cake 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 20 minutes before serving.
Adapted from KingArthurFlour.com. My first impression when reading over the directions was that it seemed relatively simple but I would dirty up a lot of dishes. I prefer not to make a gigantic mess when baking. I usually end up making a gigantic mess but I would prefer not too. The recipe itself was simple and easy to follow. Yes you do dirty up a lot of dishes but it is so worth it!
This was my first attempt at a homemade coffee cake. I have made the box ones before. If you like the box coffee cake mixes, you will LOVE this cake! It is very delicious! The next time I make this cake I think I will cut the streusel mix in half because there was a lot of streusel. This is one time where I feel less definitely is more.
Have a blessed day!
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