What a wonderfully delicious “made from scratch” coffee cake, moist with sour cream. The ribbon of nutty cinnamon streusel in the center makes it a delightful treat. Enjoy this delicious coffee cake while sipping on a cup of coffee, a mug of tea or a glass of milk. Coffee Cake makes a nice finish to breakfast, a refreshing afternoon snack or even a light dessert in the evening. Can you tell I like glaze? Yes, I do!
Coffee Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Streusel
- 1 1/2 sticks butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups sour cream
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
For the streusel:
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup pecans, chopped
For the glaze:
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon milk (stir- add more drops for right consistency)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl with electric mixer for 4 minutes, until light. Add the eggs 1 at a time, then add the vanilla and sour cream. 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.
For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a bowl and use fingers to pinch together until it forms a crumble. Mix in the pecans.
Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup streusel. Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Let cool on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate. Whisk the confectioners sugar and milk together, adding a few drops more if necessary to drizzle the glaze over cake with a spoon …mmm good!