This week at The Home Bakers (THB), Mich from Piece of Cake has selected Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake, as our bake #35. A simple coffee cake, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, simple but yet so good!
One half of the streusel topping, with pecans, while the other half with chocolate chips.
I've made only half a recipe and have made a few changes, as usual, I have reduced the sugar for both the streusel topping and the cake batter, which I have reduced by half. I have used 1/8 cup sugar each for both the cake batter and the streusel topping (from original amount of 1/4 cup for half a recipe). I almost cannot believe that the butter used is only 30 grams (1/4 stick) for half a recipe. And I have made the streusel topping into two different flavours, one half is mixed with pecan as per the original recipe, and the other half is with chocolate chips, since my daughter do not like nuts in her cakes. I baked the cake in a 6-1/2" loose-bottomed cake pan, and it bakes up quite tall.
The cake is moist, soft with tender crumbs. The yoghurt must have contributed to the moist texture, as the butter is really very little (30 grams). Both the different streusel topping, pecans and the chocolate chips are delicious with cake. This makes a very nice coffee cake indeed.
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We are a group of home bakers who are currently baking from "Coffee Cakes" by Lou Seibert Pappas. This is our bake no. 35 and we have 25 recipes more to go. If you are interested to be a member and join in our bakes, you may drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.