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COFFEE CAKE

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1 h 30 min

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2,530,681 views  The perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee is, unsurprisingly, a confection known as coffee cake. Containing no actual coffee, it is instead a lightly sweetened pound cake that's essentially just a vehicle to get streusel into your mouth as quickly and efficiently as possible. Maybe just make the streusel part and eat it by the spoonful if nobody is around to judge you.

6 Servings

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INGREDIENTS

For the Streusel

For the Streusel

all purpose flour

8 ½ oz all purpose flour

dark brown sugar

6 oz dark brown sugar

cinnamon

1 tsp cinnamon

turbinado sugar

2 ½ oz turbinado sugar

baking powder

¼ tsp baking powder

unsalted butter, melted

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted

For the Cake

For the Cake

all purpose flour

8 ½ oz all purpose flour

baking powder

2 tsp baking powder

baking soda

½ tsp baking soda

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

granulated sugar

6 ½ oz granulated sugar

unsalted butter, sliced

1 stick unsalted butter, sliced

large eggs

3 large eggs

vanilla extract

2 tsp vanilla extract

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

Powdered sugar

Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

1.

For the Streusel

1.

In a large bowl, add all-purpose flours, dark brown sugar, cinnamon and whisk together until homogenous and no large lumps remain.

all purpose flour

8 ½ oz all purpose flour

dark brown sugar

6 oz dark brown sugar

cinnamon

1 tsp cinnamon

2.

Once completely mixed, add turbinado sugar, baking powder, and whisk together until homogenous.

turbinado sugar

2 ½ oz turbinado sugar

baking powder

¼ tsp baking powder

3.

Once mixed, add melted unsalted butter and combine with some forks or bare hands until a crumbly consistency is reached. Cover and place to the side.

unsalted butter, melted

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, melted

4.

For the Cake

1.

In a bowl goes all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt. Whisk together until combined.

all purpose flour

8 ½ oz all purpose flour

baking powder

2 tsp baking powder

baking soda

½ tsp baking soda

kosher salt

1 tsp kosher salt

2.

In a stand mixer bowl, granulated sugar and room temperature unsalted butter (sliced into pieces). Mix together on low speed. Once combined, beat together at medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes.

granulated sugar

6 ½ oz granulated sugar

unsalted butter, sliced

1 stick unsalted butter, sliced

3.

Once combined, scrape down the sides of the bowl and add eggs, vanilla extract, and room temperature sour cream and beat together for 1-2 minutes on medium speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl halfway through to make sure everything gets mixed in.

large eggs

3 large eggs

vanilla extract

2 tsp vanilla extract

sour cream

1 cup sour cream

4.

Once completely mixed together, sift in the dry ingredients, making sure there are no lumps, and mix on medium-low speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl after about 30 seconds, and mixing for an additional 30 seconds, until smooth.

5.

Spray and wipe a loaf pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment with non-stick spray so the cake doesn’t stick to the paper.

6.

Into the loaf pan goes half the cake batter. Then sprinkle in about ⅓ of the streusel, pressing down gently into the batter and using a rubber spatula to shove the streusel away from the edges.

7.

Add another layer with the remaining batter and even out before adding as much of the streusel as possible or desired.

8.

Place in a 350°F oven with the rack set to its lowest position for 50-60 minutes until crispy and brown. Test with a cake tester to ensure that it’s done.

9.

Let the cake cool in the pan for 45 minutes before removing using the parchment paper and allow to cool completely on a wire rack up to 90 minutes.

10.

While it is still slightly warm, dust the cake with powdered sugar and let it finish cooling.

Powdered sugar

Powdered sugar

11.

Once cooled completely, slice and serve.

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