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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Streusel Coffee Cake

The morning after I got home from Denmark, we were on treats duty for church. I was exhausted from almost 24 hours of traveling but Ryan was nice enough to make this coffee cake. I really wanted to make a peanut butter chocolate coffee cake I've had my eye on, but we were out of chocolate chips. I'm sure I'll make it soon :) This streusel coffee cake was pretty good--I wish we'd done a filling in the middle instead of just on top. It was a little too boring for my taste, but they can't all be grand slams, right?! (btw, this isn't a knock on Ryan's baking abilities...I think I should've picked a better recipe!)

Streusel Coffee Cake

-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
-1/4 cup butter, room temperature
-1 tsp cinnamon

-1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
-2 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 egg, beaten
-3/4 cup sugar
-1/3 cup melted butter
-1/2 cup milk
-1 tsp vanilla extract

1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Blend with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
2. Sift flour with baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
3. In another bowl, mix together beaten egg, sugar, and butter. Mix in milk and vanilla.
4. Stir in flour mixture and mix well.
5. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 in dish. Sprinkle crumb topping over batter.
6. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes (ours took 30 minutes).
7. Cool & cut into squares before serving.