Cream Cheese Coffee Cake


Cream Cheese Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

Thick Cinnamon Coffee Cake has a layer of Cream Cheese and topped with a crunchy Cinnamon Streusel. This coffee cake NEEDS to be made for family and friends. I dare you!

INGREDIENTS:

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 2 pkg (8oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg

FOR THE STREUSEL:

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cup all purpose flour

DIRECTIONS:

  1. For the cake, grease and flour a 13×9 baking dish and set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until combined. Beat in softened butter until mixture is crumbly. Add in eggs, vanilla and buttermilk and beat until fully combined and fluffy! Pour half the batter into baking dish, spreading evenly.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar and egg until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Pour over batter. Top with remaining half of cake batter.
  3. For the topping, mix sugars with cinnamon and salt. Add in butter and combine fully. Add flour and mix with hands until fully combined.
  4. Pour crumb topping over batter, sprinkling with hands until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake cake in a 325 degree oven for about 45 minutes, until fully cooked. Cool completely and serve.
**recipe inspired by Cook’s Illustrated May 2007**

 

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Daily Prompt/One Word Prompt


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The word for today is RUSH

Ever heard the saying, What’s the hurry? If you wanted to get there on time, leave early? Well, if not, I sure have.

Nothing bothers me more than being out on the roads and cars are speeding by even faster than my own speeding. lol What’s the hurry? Where ya going? Slow down before you kill someone? Should have left earlier!

United States is always in a rush. Going to work, eating on the run, barely brushing the lips of each other as we speed out the door. Yelling a goodbye to the kids as they run for the school bus.

There are times that we should rush. Rush to get to bed on Saturday nights so we can get up for church on Sunday without complaining. Watching an E.M.S. rush by, possibly carrying one of our loved ones. Firetrucks that speed by, racing to save a family’s home. A woman ready to deliver a baby.

What about the other times and moments? Did you stop and enjoy that first cup of coffee? Did you look outside and see the squirrels chasing each other around the tree trunk? Did you see any new blooms on your flowers? Did you notice if Mrs. Smith is taking her pooch on the routine morning walk?

Slow down my friends. God was in no hurry when he made this earth. God has his plan and knows our entry and exit dates. God knows our mistakes to come and our triumphs. Enjoy each minute, each day. One day it will be too late my friend. One day you will open your eyes for the last time.

terry