Here’s a recipe for an extra-moist coffee cake that makes good use of one of our favorite baking ingredients: Greek yogurt. If you’re feeling ambitious, make your own — it’s much less complicated than it sounds. There are a few extra steps when it comes to the making the streusel and glaze, but the end result is worth the extra effort. Pair the cake with strong hot or iced coffee and enjoy!
- 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- pinch of sea salt
- 5 tablespoons salted butter, cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
Cream cheese glaze
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 5 minutes until fluffy.
- Add one egg at a time, followed by the Greek yogurt, then the orange zest.
- In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly incorporate the flour mixture to the batter until just combined.
- For the streusel, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and mix to form a crumble. Set aside.
- Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a spatula.
- Add half the streusel on top of that.
- Spoon the remaining batter on top, spread evenly, and add the remaining streusel on top.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Beat until smooth.
- Drizzle cream cheese glaze over cooled cake and serve.
This has been presented by our friends at Starbucks.