Try something new... that's the whole theme of August, right? I wanted something sweet for breakfast and decided to make a coffeecake. I wanted to make more scones but figured I should venture out and make other yummy breakfast treats. I've made coffeecakes before and I have about 5 coffeecake recipes in my "To Try" file. I settled on Streusel Coffecake from Breakfast Blogger because it had the shortest prep/cooking time. I wish I could say I liked it, but I didn't care for it. It was overly sweet and I LOVE sweets! So that is saying something.....
I am including the recipe because I think if you cut back a little on the topping and frosting it would be better. Although, some of you may love super sweet coffeecakes!
And, by the way, don't mind the horrible picture. I took a bunch and then accidentally deleted all but one. Oops.......
1 Cup milk
2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
1/3 Cup Butter, softened (not melted)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons baking powder
Dash of salt
Take all of the ingredients and mix them together. The butter shouldn't be completely incorporated, and small lumps of butter should be scattered throughout the batter. Set to the side.
For the streusel topping-
1 Cup brown sugar
2 Teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 Cup butter, melted
Mix all of the streusel ingredients together until crumbly. Add a pinch more cinnamon if desired. Set aside.
Pour the coffee cake batter into a greased 9×13″ pan. Sprinkle Streusel topping evenly over top the batter. Bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes, or until the top is light golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Orange sugar glaze-
3 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Cups Powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon milk
Mix orange juice and milk together. Pour powdered sugar into another bowl. Drizzle orange juice/milk over top powdered sugar and mix until you have a thin icing consistancy.
When the coffee cake is still hot, spread the icing on top of the cake. Let cool slightly, serve warm.