Cinnamon-Streusel Coffee Cake

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Recipe by Chef Big John Jr

From Martha Stewart Streusel, derived from an Old German word that means "something strewn," is quick and easy to toss together.The topping adds a sweet crunch to the sour cream cake. A basic glaze dresses up the dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Make the streusel topping: Mix together flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or rub in with your fingers until small to medium clumps form. Mix in 1/2 cup pecans. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. 2. Make the streusel center: Mix together remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1 cup pecans.
  3. 3. Preheat oven to 350. Make the cake: Butter a 9-inch tube pan with a removable bottom. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt into a bowl.
  4. 4. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Beat in flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour. Continue to beat until well combined.
  5. 5. Spoon half the batter into pan.Sprinkle streusel-center mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter, and spread evenly using an offset spatula. Sprinkle streusel-topping mixture evenly over batter.
  6. 6. Bake until cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Remove cake from pan, and transfer to parchment.
  7. 7. make the glaze: Mix together confectioners' sugar and milk. Drizzle over cake, and let drip down sides. let set for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. STORAGE.
  9. Coffee cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 5 days.

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