Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: Yogurt Coffee Cake

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

I made this delicious coffee cake over the holidays to serve when a friend came to visit.  I thought it was delicious!  The cake is very simple and straightforward to make.

{ I found this recipe on Pinterest.  The recipe is based on one by Ina Garten, but was modified by Maria, or Two Peas and Their Pod.  Find her recipe here. }

- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt (I use 0% plain Chobani)
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour ( I used regular, all-purpose)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the streusel:
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

For the 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 F. 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 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and yogurt. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.
5. Let cool on a wire rack. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Beat until smooth and until you have a glaze consistency. Drizzle cream cheese glaze over cooled cake and serve.

I will definitely make this again.  It would be perfect for a breakfast party or brunch.  I enjoyed having the leftovers around too - the cake was good for a few days after I made it.

What did you cook this week?

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  1. You always have the best looking recipes! This sounds so good!

  2. Wow, that coffee cake looks good. I love yogurt in baked good... makes them so moist. Thanks for the party.

  3. I think I have all the ingredients to make this. It looks so good, Alissa! Your pictures are gorgeous as always!!!

  4. I , and my family love coffe cake. This looks too good not to try! Than you for sharing so many great recipes.

  5. Coffee cake is one of my faves, and these photos are drool worthy!

  6. Thanks so much for the great link up every week! :) Erin

  7. Man this looks great. Adding to my must make one day.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. I LOVE your new look! Is it designed by Brittany??? Looks fabulous!

  9. This is a great party. Love the cake. I brought you a plate of my Tex Mex Ravioli. Give it a try.
    Drop by my kitchen for a visit.
    Thanks for hosting.
    The Contessa

  10. very tasty coffe cake. I like your "new look" classy

  11. Oh, God! It looks so yummy!
    Your blog looks very yummy! hahahah
    I really liked it.
    I'm sure I'll do something that I found here to my friends at the weekend... they gonna love it!
    Hugs and rockets,


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