Crispy Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake

"This quick breakfast cake, with buttery cinnamon streusel sinking into the top, has been a holiday and vacation favorite in our family for years. Check out my Banana Chocolate Chip Streusel Cake for a delicious variation. Recipe makes a 9" square pan, and may be doubled for a 9" X 13" pan."
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  • Grease and flour 9" square baking pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine streusel ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl, set aside.
  • Cream together sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Sift together dry ingredients, add to mixing bowl. Stir until just combined.
  • Spread batter in pan, and sprinkle streusel over top. As you are sprinkling, squeeze some streusel together into pebble-sized chunks, and drop them over cake batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes, until batter is golden brown and center springs back when touched lightly.
  • Cool on a rack about 15 minutes before serving.

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  1. I could not wait to post my review. I just made this. I used a 9inch square pan. Moist and delicious. The amount for the crumb topping gave it the right sweetness. 5 star give it a try it will not disappoint. Question on nutrition count: states serves 4 but a 9 inch you can get 9 servings which definitely lowers the calorie count. But I am not sure how it is calculated. Thank you for a great receipe.
  2. Loved it!!! I made this, scaled back to 1/2 of the recipe, for breakfast this morning. I read the other review and don't think I would have liked it with double of streusel, this was very sweet without doubling it. I did use chopped pecans and it added a nice flavor addition to the cake. I used King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour and you wouldn't even know that it had anything other then AP flour, so good. I adopted you for "Pick A Chef" (PAC) event and look forward to trying 2 other of your recipes.
  3. This was good! I doubled the streusal as that's the whole point of coffee cake for me, and I would do it again next time, so yummy. My 1 year old INHALED 2 full pieces of this! Mine tested done at about 33 minutes. Made for PAC Spring '11.



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