Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
From a Penzey's free recipe card...
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup milk
- 1⁄4 cup vanilla sugar
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- 3⁄4 cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and sugar an 8" round pan or a 8" or 9" square pan.
- Cream the butter and sugar together using a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well.
- In a small bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
- Add the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, alternating them. Mix well.
- Combine all the streusel topping ingredients in a small bowl and stir until blended. By hand, stir half of the streusel topping into the batter.
- Spread the batter into the pan, smooth the top of the dough and sprinkle on the remaining streusel topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Usually I make a recipe exactly as written, at least the first time. Today I was extremely distracted by a needy 4 year old and ended up putting in extra butter and extra flour. I substitured walnuts for pecans because someone ate all the pecans and didn't put them on the shopping list. (Who, me?) I also doubled the streusel because you can never have too much of a good thing.
That being said, with all my goofs, this STILL came out excellent! This will be my go-to recipe for Sunday coffee cake from now on. Thanks for sharing!
The cake recipe was very tasty, but when it came to the strudel, I choose to use another recipe for that - I just couldn't justify using a full 1/4c of vanilla for it.
Really great cake! Took a chance - made this Christmas morning on a whim - wow - beautiful - even at 6000 ft and no recipe alteration!!! Fabulous!!! This will definitely be a regular recipe in our home!