Monday, September 22, 2014

Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

If you make a coffee cake out of Greek Yogurt, does that make it healthy?  In my mind it does.  (Please don't tell me any differently.  I prefer to live in ignorance.)

Greek yogurt, cinnamon streusel, cream cheese glaze - yes, please.  That is my kind of breakfast. 

This recipe came from  (If you haven't checked out their website - you should - it's awesome.) 

Greek Yogurt Coffee Cake

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 1/2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the streusel:
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
For the cream cheese glaze:
3 ounces softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk, or enough to make it a glazing consistency


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 4 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs 1 at a time.

Add the vanilla and Greek yogurt.

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.

3. For the streusel, place the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, and butter in a food processor and pulse until crumbly.

4. Spoon half the batter into the pan and spread it out with a knife.

Sprinkle with half of the streusel.

Spoon the rest of the batter in the pan, spread it out, and scatter the remaining streusel on top.

Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

5. Let cool on a wire rack. Carefully transfer the cake, streusel side up, onto a serving plate.

 Check out that streusel ribbon. 

To make the cream cheese glaze, beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla extract and milk. Beat until smooth and until you have a glaze consistency.

Drizzle cream cheese glaze over cooled cake and serve.

Oh yea baby - breakfast of champions.  


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