Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake is a funny thing to me. It's a cake with no coffee? Doesn't really make sense to me. I grew up with English coffee cake which was a cake made with coffee and an icing with coffee. That sounds right to me.
Even though the name doesn't make sense, eating this sure does!
I decided to make American style coffee cake. This recipe is great. The cake is moist and dense but fluffy too. The crumble is amazing. I absolutely love the edges where the crumble is hard and chewy!
Perfect for weekend breakfast, with coffee, or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea!
 This recipe has lots of buttery sugary goodness on top.
I could barely control myself from not eating half of this mixture right then. But I controlled myself for the good of the other people who would be eating this later on. How nice am I ? 😉
Coffee Cake
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • ⅔ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cup sour cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9 X 13 pan with non stick cooking spray or butter the pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine butter, flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Use a fork or your hands to combine the ingredients together. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cream cheese and brown sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add in vanilla and cinnamon. Combine and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine butter and sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla extract.
  6. Slowly add dry mixture to wet ingredients.
  7. Stir in sour cream until just combined.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of cream cheese mixture onto of batter and use a knife to swirl the mixture.
  9. Sprinkle crumble on top of cake and bake for 45-50 minutes.

Recipe adapted from: Go Bold with Butter

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