coffee cake? what is this delicious cake? 

Contrary to popular belief…. coffee cake doesn’t actually have coffee in it! It is a delicious crumb cake that is paired with coffee! The vanilla and sugar in the breakfast cake has the most delicious flavor when eaten with a warm cup of coffee! My favorite coffee to pair coffee cake with is a delicious hot americano (2 shots of espresso and hot water)! YUM!

let’s start baking & brewing! 

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2 sticks of warm butter
  • 1 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of greek yogurt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 large eggs

Filling:

Icing:

  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of espresso grounds

Steps:

  1. preheat your oven to 350° fahrenheit and grease your baking pan or bundt pan with butter and dust with flour
  2. in a bowl, cream together your butter and your sugar with a whisk until smooth and well combined
  3. add in your yogurt, baking powder, salt and vanilla and stir together
  4. next, add in your eggs one at a time and whisk into the batter until well combined
  5. next add in your flour 1/2 cup at a time to create a thicker batter
  6. whisk out all the lumps in your batter and pour 1/2 of the mixture into your cake pan
  7. in a separate bowl, melt your butter and stir into the butter your sugar and cinnamon to create a sugar paste
  8. pour your cinnamon mixture evenly over the 1/2 of the batter in the cake pan
  9. next, pour the remaining batter on top of the sugar mixture to layer the cake, batter, sugar, batter
  10. bake for 1 hour until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean and the top is golden brown
  11. let the cake rest for 30-40 minutes to cool, when cool, tip the cake out of the cake pan and set on a plate for icing
  12. in a separate bowl, whisk together your espresso, powdered sugar and milk to form a thick icing
  13. evenly drizzle the icing on top of the cake
  14. eat and enjoy with your coffee!

this fall recipe will make you want to sit by the fire and sip coffee all day!

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