This is a tender, buttery briochelike coffee cake with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The recipe is from the Baking Illustrated Cookbook (from the people at America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated). It makes a great holiday or weekend breakfast or brunch dish. The cake is fabulous with the icing and struesel but you can omit these if you are looking for a cake that is not so sweet. The recipe is easy, but you do have to start this ahead of time to allow the dough time to rise. This makes 2 medium cakes. If you only want one, halve the recipe. Cooking time does not include rising time. I recommend that you prep the cakes the day before, refrigerate overnight, and just bake them in the morning.