Coffee Cake

Okay, so in my haste to cover Chocolate Chip Cookie Day yesterday I neglected to provide fair coverage for the coffee cake. Seeing as this coffee cake is ridiculously amazing that's a bit of a faux pas on my part. 

And so I am here to rectify the situation! Now I'd never made coffee cake before, and it's been a few years since I've even had one, so I wasn't sure where to start. Then King Arthur Flour posted a picture to Instagram and I knew right away what I was making! Cinnamon-Streusel Coffee Cake. Honestly, they had me at streusel. I'm a sucker for the crumbly, sugary topping.

This cake bakes in a 9x13 pan and makes plenty! While I could easily have eaten the whole thing (yes it was that good) I did the right thing and packed up half to send to work with hubby. Hopefully they appreciate my sacrifice.

Cinnamon-Streusel Coffee Cake   (from King Arthur Flour) 

1 C granulated sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 C all-purpose flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 C light brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
1/3 C light brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla|
3 large eggs
3/4 C plain Greek yogurt
1 1/4 C whole milk
3 3/4 C all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9x13 pan. Set aside. 

In a medium bowl combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the melted butter and mix until combined and crumbly.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and cocoa powder to make the filling. Set aside.

In the bowl of a sand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream together the butter, salt, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla.

Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. 

In a separate bowl whisk together the milk and yogurt (don't worry about the small clumps).

Add flour to the butter mixture gradually, alternating with the milk mixture until combined. 

Spread half the batter into the prepared pan (roughly 3 C worth). Spread the filling over top. Add the remaining batter and top with the streusel mix.

Bake for 55-60mins, or until a tester comes out clean. 



As always I want to see what you've been baking! So be sure to tag your Instagram photos with #ragebake !