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
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
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.
- 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.