The perfect cake to go along with a cup of coffee or tea, a deliciously moist Crunchy Coffee Cake, a buttery brown sugar and chocolate chip crumb used as a filling and topping! The perfect coffee cake.
Crunchy Coffee Cake
I am actually reposting this recipe, because I it’s a darn good cake and because I wanted to take new photos. I love reading about the fact that this Crunchy Coffee Cake was the start of my posting of North American Desserts. Some my Mom made and most that I grew up with.
Hi to all,
I’m writing this post for one main reason, which is to let you all know that I’m going to slightly change the focus of my blog.
As a proud Canadian living the best of both worlds, I’ve decided that I won’t ignore my Canadian roots and I won’t be selfish either. in fact, from now on my blog will become a hybrid, a mix of Italian and Canadian recipes my family and I love.
I know that the Italian dishes I usually prepare when I have people over for dinner are always much appreciated, but my Italian friends, like any other curious human being, are always very excited when dessert time comes around.
Some Delicious Italian Desserts
Mascarpone Cake with Raspberry Cream
Jam Filled Italian Crostata Pie
The reason is very simple, they all know I will come out of the kitchen with some huge tray filled with creamy, North American, deliciousness that I learned to make from my years living across the ocean.
I’ve decided to update my blog with a range of different recipes. From now on I will be sharing with you not only my Italian side, my day-by-day life adventures in a country full of history and amazing food, but I will also share my Canadian recipes. My husband and my daughters have a very sweet tooth and I’m guessing I’m the one to blame. oops!
So get ready and enjoy all these delicious recipes I have in stock and ready for you to cook and enjoy with the ones you love.
Some Delicious North American Desserts
No Bake Mixed Berry Cheesecake
Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cake
The recipe I chose to start with is a delicious Coffee Cake, that I started to serve Easter Sunday for breakfast, a deliciously soft, moist cake with a crunchy topping.
Crunchy Coffee Cake
- 2 cups cake flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Grease and flour a 9 1/2 inch (24 centimeter) bundt pan. Pre heat oven to 350F (180C).
- Using a small bowl, make the topping first, combine brown sugar and flour, cut in butter to resemble small crumbs (i usually use a fork or my nice clean hands), add chocolate chips.
- Combine and sift together first 5 ingredients, Add butter and milk and beat on low until ingredients are combined then on medium speed for 1 1/2 minutes, add eggs and beat another 1 1/2 minutes. Pour 1/2 the batter into a prepared cake pan, sprinkle with 1/2 the topping, cover with the remaining batter and top with remaining topping. Bake for approximately 35 - 40 minutes. Can be served warm if desired.
Updated from April 17, 2014.
Nombre *Martha Milagro says
Me encantan tus recetas. Y los pasteles de café me gustan mucho, pero estas últimas no veo el café como ingrediente. Por eso no entiendo porqué las llamas de café.
Muchas gracias, la razón por la que un pastel se llama “Pastel de café” es porque te comes el pastel con café. Extraño pero cierto.
I forgot the eggs, oops
Hope it comes out ok
Had this happened to anyone else 😔
Hi Kathy, well the cake may come out more like a cookie, because eggs help to bind and rise a cake. Oh well, it happens to everyone. Let me know how it came out.
Marianne Kiehl says
This cake is almost ready to come out of the oven but none of the topping stayed on the top!! Help! What happened?
Hi Marianne, it could be that your pan was too shallow. Did it sink into the cake?
sukanya walter says
I love making cakes and I’m going to add this one to my repertoire. Sounds interesting; shall try making it. The title, ‘ An Italian in my kitchen’ sounds very inviting. It reminds of Shel Silverstein’s poem, ‘There’s a Polar bear in our frigidaire.’Have a great time baking!
Hi Sukanya, thanks I hope you enjoy it. Haha I like that a Polar bear in my fridge! Thanks
Sandra Donovan says
Hi Rosemary, I am a diabetic so I am going to try using my sugar sub. in your recipe to see how they come out. I will let you know.
Hi Sandra, let me know how it goes. Have a great weekend.
I am having a problem printing the recipes, not sure what i am or am not doing right..
Just LOVE your recipes and there are many that i would love to have in my hand..
So far the only way for me to save them in on Pinterest..Help please ..
Hi Mary, thanks for the wonderful compliment and so happy that you enjoy the recipes. In regards to the printing as far as I know it is all in order (a few friends tried it out for me) maybe you should check to see if your printer is working properly. Let me know.
Laura@Baking In Pyjamas says
Sounds like a lovely idea. This coffee cake looks delicious, I could happily eat this with a nice mug of tea or coffee. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!
Thanks for having me Laura, hope you enjoy the coffee cake.
K.A. P-P says
how exciting that you’re adding Canadian recipes to your repertoire. I look forward to learning about Canadian cuisine 🙂
Thanks, glad you like the idea. I love Italian cooking but I love north american desserts too, and it seems so do the Italians I know. So hello chocolate cake.