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Classic Coffee Cake for Great Friends

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You remember in my last post I was telling how in India festivals are celebrated at the drop of a hat. Following suit, I've started baking cakes. Any reason, any excuse, no reason, simply bake a cake. So there would be friends get together cake, son's lunch box cake, Boss's dinner dessert cake, I miss home cake, I'm getting bored cake, I love my husband cake, surprise cake, what's new cake and God's knows what not cake. Thankfully this one had an occasion.  

So when my friends and bloggers Anita and Hasina planned a meet at my place, within seconds my mind  was conjuring the image of cake that I would be serving. After all it's no secret that good friends and good food go hand in hand. So if three girls are meeting, then it got to have a sweet treat! (Girls?? Yes my ego doesn't accept any other age reference. And I got to keep massaging it). But then if you know me, you would also know that the definition of good starts at taste and ends at simplicity. Anything not simple and tasty doesn't enter my kitchen very often.

This cake is an absolute classic from King Arthur Flour's recipe with buttery cake and cinnamon sugar & nuts topping. Absolutely delightful. And so easy to make too. Perfect for those times when your best friend calls to say that she's around & will hop over in 20 mins. Great, simply make the mix in 10 mins. Pop it in the oven and then grab your make up kit. And while you transform to welcome your friend, the cake is already half way through. Let her settle down, while you remove the cake from the oven and let it cool for while, so that its ready to dig in while going though all the shopping bags. Yes it's that easy!!

Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
Recipe Source King Arthur Flour. This is half of the original recipe.

For Streusel/ Topping
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (Or more if you like it more)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts/ mixed nuts (I used walnuts, cashews and silverd almonds) 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 

For Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour yogurt/ sour cream/ plain yogurt 
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients of topping in a bowl and set aside. 
    2. Butter and flour a 6 inch spring foam pan/ regular round pan and keep it aside. 
    3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. 
    4. Now beat butter, sugar and egg in a large bowl with a hand mixer till smooth. Add 1/3rd flour mixture, followed by 1/2 of yogurt. Repeat the process, ending with flour mixture, mixing it after every addition, till just combined.  Mix in vanilla.
    5. Spoon half of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the topping. Cover with rest of cake batter and sprinkling of rest of topping. 
    6. Bake for 20-25 mins or till until tester comes clean. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve. 
    Sharing it with Iftar Nights. 

    31 comments: Leave Your Comments

    1. Amy J. and Tiffanie A.August 18, 2011 at 7:53 PM

      OH YUM!!!!! I do love a good coffee cake!

    2. Reshmi MaheshAugust 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM

      Cake looks super...loved the flavor and look..

    3. NithyaAugust 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM

      Delicious cake. The color and texture is tempting a lot :)

    4. JuniaAugust 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM

      this coffee cake looks gourmet! wow! and i'm so glad you joined us for the #cakelove bloghop party!! whoohoo!

    5. RamyaAugust 19, 2011 at 12:32 AM

      lovely cake !!!

    6. SravsCulinaryConceptsAugust 19, 2011 at 2:40 AM

      wonderful cake !! perfectly baked !!

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    7. UmaAugust 19, 2011 at 3:40 AM

      Wonderfu; cake. colour is attracting.


    8. Krithi's KitchenAugust 19, 2011 at 4:26 AM

      Superb cake... Definitely a simple yet elegant one for get-togethers!!

    9. AmeenaAugust 19, 2011 at 5:12 AM

      I love the simplicity of this cake...King Arthur recipes are always fantastic, aren't they?

      Thank you for sharing! I look forward to trying it one of these days...hopefully the day after Ramadan finally wraps up. :)

    10. RadhikaAugust 19, 2011 at 6:32 AM

      lovely. i love the topping. sort of crunchy on soft cake. Hope you all had a great time.

    11. AarthiAugust 19, 2011 at 7:24 AM

      cake looks really great

    12. Hari ChandanaAugust 19, 2011 at 7:27 AM

      Delicious cake.. perfect !!
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    13. PriyaAugust 19, 2011 at 8:24 AM

      Wow gorgeous cake, lucky friends..absolutely irresistible..

    14. sliceofmylyfeAugust 19, 2011 at 8:59 AM

      ........, so that its ready to dig in while going though all the shopping bags. Yes it's that easy!!

      Nicely written. Enjoyed reading the post Anamika. Since I go to taste it first hand, I can vouch for every word you wrote on the post. This recipe is a keeper. Rustic, plain, simple yet delightful in every way possible..
      Thank you so much for inviting us over!

    15. PrathibhaAugust 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM

      Cake looks absolutely gorgeous with wonderful topping

    16. Taste JunctionAugust 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

      @sliceofmylyfe Thanks Anita. Having such great testers help in getting the vote of confidence along with the friendly banters!!

    17. JyotiAugust 19, 2011 at 12:09 PM

      When I saw the title, I thought it was going to be a coffee flavored cake.. But looks like its a cake that will go well with Coffee!

    18. SarahAugust 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM

      a cake with streusel topping - how wonderful! must have been a hit!

    19. Prathima RaoAugust 19, 2011 at 1:31 PM

      Super delicious cake!! Loved the crunchy, nutty topping..And toast to a great friendship!!!
      Prathima Rao
      Prats Corner

    20. Taste JunctionAugust 19, 2011 at 1:45 PM

      @Jyoti Oh ya, hope it comes across in rest of the post!!

    21. Taste JunctionAugust 19, 2011 at 1:46 PM

      Thanks everyone for your lovely comments!!

    22. LaxmiAugust 19, 2011 at 4:59 PM

      Delicious cake.. Nice clicks..

    23. NehaAugust 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM

      Hey Anamika...Cake looks so delicious....Happy to join you dear...

    24. SreeluAugust 19, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      beautiful cake, would love a piece of it it.

    25. Taste JunctionAugust 19, 2011 at 9:45 PM

      @Neha Thanks Neha for the follow!!

    26. AKAugust 20, 2011 at 2:04 PM

      The cake looks moist and lovely. I like the fact that it requires only 1 egg! Absolutely fantastic!

    27. PlatefulAugust 21, 2011 at 1:51 AM

      Ah, what's life without good food and great friends to share it with?!! You girls are lucky to be living so close to each other--wish I could be a bit closer to y'all. Then I'd join in the fun times too... if you don't mind my age, that is ;) !! Cake looks so rustic and yummy!

    28. A 2 Z Vegetarian CuisineAugust 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM

      Cakes looks amazing..and irresistible..

    29. Kalyani's PlatterAugust 21, 2011 at 8:11 PM

      Beautiful cake and looks delicious ... Lovely clicks too ....

    30. KellyAugust 22, 2011 at 3:51 AM

      I love a good coffee cake and this one looks and sounds delicious. The plain yogurt addition sounds perfect. Lovely!

    31. Taste JunctionAugust 22, 2011 at 11:00 AM

      Thanks friends for your comments. Hope you try it too!!

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