Coffee cake is one of those breakfast items that I often order when I’m dining out, but never think to make at home. And I don’t know why that is because it is so simple to whip up, it’s super pantry friendly, and it’s darn tasty. A few key ingredients that you always have at home are all you really need. The real magic here is the T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar (brown sugar) in the recipe that gives this cake deep caramel touches throughout the streusel. Plus the bonus of T-Sugars Icing Mill sugar dusted over top for added sweetness to finish things off. These sugars are my pantry staples. They work in most sweet recipes and their perfect packaging makes them easy to store and use again.
Speaking of ease, that is one of my favorite things about this coffee cake recipe. It can be adapted to your favorite fruit or what you have in season or you can keep it classic with no fruit at all. Since it is Summer I decided to throw in ripe fresh peaches and blueberries. Both are vibrant, juicy and have the loveliest floral essence to them. Paired with the richness of the streusel top, you will find yourself wanting to make coffee cake at home more often. At least I do!
Makes 12 muffins
For the streusel:
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 pinch salt
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
- *after cooked sprinkle T-Sugars Icing Sugar Mill generously over the top of the cake
For the cake:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/opcups buttermilk
- 3/4 cup T-Sugars Cassonade Sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter browned (melted over the stove top)
- 1 fresh peach diced
- 1/2 pint of fresh blueberries
- Spray a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick spray. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- For the streusel, whisk the sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl to combine. Cut the butter into 1-tablespoon pieces, then add it to the mixture and use your hands to mix it in until you’ve formed moist crumbs. Set aside.
- For the cake, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl to combine. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the eggs, buttermilk, sugar, vanilla extract and browned butter to combine.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, and mix until fully combined with a spatula. Do not over mix.
- Fold in fruit.
- Pour batter into the prepared baking pan and top with the streusel.
- Bake the coffee cake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely before topping with T-Sugars Icing Sugar Mill. Slice and serve.