Saturday, April 2, 2016
Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake
And if you want to add a cream cheese glaze to the top, go for it! Glaze everything! Just don't make me do it :)
Greek yogurt coffee cake
from Two Peas and Their Pod
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperatures
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
for cream cheese glaze:
3 ounces softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk, or enough to make it a glazing consistency
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
2) Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 - 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla and Greek yogurt.
3) In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, add the flour mixture to the batter until just combined. Finish stirring with a spatula to be sure the batter is completely mixed.
4) For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and butter in a bowl and pinch together with your fingers until it forms a crumble.
5) Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife. Sprinkle with half of the streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes until a cake tester comes out clean. Let cake cool on a wire rack. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, on a serving plate.
6) To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla and milk. Beat until smooth and glaze-like. Drizzle over cooled cake and serve.