Struesel Coffee Cake

17 Aug

So I’m definitely in a baking and writing type of mood this week, and thought I’d share with you guys one of my favorite recipes I used to make growing up:

The Streusel Coffee Cake.

This is a great dish to make on a Sunday night and eat during the week for a quick breakfast. The kids will love it, and once you see how easy it is to make you will wonder why you hadn’t made it before.

To make this you will need:

2 1/2 c. flour

1 1/2 c packed brown sugar

1/2 t salt

2/3 c butter, margarine, or shortening

2 t baking powder

1/2 t baking soda

1/2 t cinnamon

1/2 t ground nutmeg

2 eggs

1 1/3 c butter milk or sour milk

1/2 c chopped nuts (optional)

To begin grease a 13×9 in pan. And preheat your oven to 350.

In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt, and packed brown sugar. It’ll look something like this:


Cut in the butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs like so:


Set aside 1/2 cup of this mixture, you will use this later.

Stir in baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

If you are like we are here, and you rarely bake with buttermilk, I suggest using this great buttermilk substitute. It is in a powdered form, and can keep in your fridge for quite a while without going bad. It can be found in the sugar/ baking aisle of any grocery store and will look like so:


If you are using this substitute, add it to your mixture now.

At this point realize that when your husband said we were out of eggs, he didn’t mean “we don’t have enough eggs for that angel food cake, but still have enough to make something else.”  He actually meant “we don’t have any eggs so don’t bake unless you are going to the store first.”

Run to the store and remember why you don’t go during college move in week to Walmart when there are 2 colleges in town and only one Walmart….

Return home and continue baking.

In another bowl combine your eggs and buttermilk (water if you are using the substitute) and beat till combined.


Add this all at once to your crumb mixture and stir till it is all incorporated.


Spoon into your prepared pan:


Combine your reserved crumb mixture with the chopped nuts if using them, and sprinkle it over your batter:


Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

This is best served warm, but can easily be reheated for 10- 15 seconds per piece in the microwave.

And voila! Look at that loveliness. All the little bits of brown sugar sitting on top. It’s delish!


I hope you enjoy this wonderful recipe.

Until next time.

Happy Baking!


Posted by on August 17, 2013 in Recipe of the week


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2 responses to “Struesel Coffee Cake

  1. leo

    August 18, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I had to refresh the page times to look at this page for some reason, however, the info here had been worth the wait.

    • bakingchani

      August 18, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 Sorry it gave you problems, but glad you stopped by.


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