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March 20, 2012

streusel coffee cake...

For this year's Cub Scout Cake Bake, I made a streusel coffee cake to go with the Peet's Gift Coffee of the Month Club. I found this recipe on, of all places, About.com. It's your basic coffee cake recipe with a cinnamon crumble top, but yummy, nonetheless. To make things even better, it was super quick to make, only 30 minutes in the oven (and about 10 minutes prep). So, here's the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted AP flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temp
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (I may have actually used closer to 1 TB)


  • 1-1/2 cups AF flour (sifted)
  • 2-1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten (I did this in the mixer...it was the first thing I put in)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions (now I'm sure there are correct directions, but these are mine...)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. First make the topping. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients and with a fork, smash it all together until it's crumbly. Set aside.
  3. Cake: Sift the flour into a bowl, sift the baking powder and salt right into the mixture.
  4. In a medium bowl (or stand mixing bowl), toss in the egg and turn on the mixer with a paddle attachment.
  5. Add sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter (I put the butter stick in a small bowl and threw it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt).
  6. Add milk and vanilla. Mix until it's all combined.
  7. Next slowly stir in the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  8. Pour the batter into a greased 8 or 9 inch square pan (round would work, too). To grease, I use Safeway's Cooking Spray with Butter (this stuff works miracles to avoid sticking).
  9. Sprinkle the topping mixture covering the top.
  10. Put in the oven for 30 minutes. Cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cut into cubes and serve warm with a nice cup of coffee or tea! *If you serve the next day, throw the cubes onto a paper towel and microwave for 20 seconds to warm up.

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