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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Don't you just love the smell of something baking in the oven? It fills your home with such a wonderful scent. Those scents bring back memories of all different times of our lives. It's like a hug on a winters day. One of my favorite smells is cinnamon and one of my favorite recipes is this Cinnamon Sour Cream Coffee Cake by Ina Garten. 

12 Tablespoons unsalted butter at room temp
11/2cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
11/2 teaspoons pure vanilla
11/14 cups sour cream
21/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

for the streusel
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup a;; purpose flour
11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut in pieces

for the glaze
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 Tablespoons real maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar 4-5 min until light. Add the eggs one at a time then vanilla and sour cream. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.

For the streusel, place brown sugar flour cinnamon, salt and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble.

Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it our with a knife. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50-60 min.

Let cool for at least 30 min. Transfer cake streusel side up onto serving plate. Whisk the confectioners sugar and syrup together adding a few drops of water to make the glaze runny. Drizzle as much as you would like over the cake .

Can't you just taste and smell it!  I love the texture and brown and white color. I hope you have a chance to try it.  It is great with tea or coffee or a nice big glass of milk. Enjoy!

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