Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

I have a few 'go-to' desserts and this is one of them. It's moist, it's full of cinnamon flavor and it's great for breakfast or as a dessert. It is definitely a moreish dessert - you always want a little more! Enjoy!

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firm butter

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3-1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 cake pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix all the dough ingredients together until moist and beat 1 minute. Spread half of the batter in the cake pan and set the rest aside. Mix the filling ingredients together and sprinkle over the cake layer in the pan. Pour the rest of the batter over the filling, spreading carefully. Prepare the streusel topping by mixing together all the ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle over the top of the dough mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Meanwhile, beat the powdered sugar and butter together until creamy. Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the water as needed, a tablespoon at a time to make a drizzle consistency. Drizzle the baked cake with the glaze while warm.


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