Quick Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake

Published December 12, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

For a coffee cake recipe that could be prepared quickly, the challenge was finding the right ingredients. A blend of white and brown sugar was more flavorful than plain granulated sugar, and buttermilk or yogurt—rather than milk—provided a tang that cut the cake's sweetness and sharpened its… read more

For a coffee cake recipe that could be prepared quickly, the challenge was finding the right ingredients. A blend of white and brown sugar was more flavorful than plain granulated sugar, and buttermilk or yogurt—rather than milk—provided a tang that cut the cake's sweetness and sharpened its flavor. A combination of baking powder and a little baking soda produced an airy crumb, and just 1 teaspoon of cinnamon added a subtle spiciness to our quick coffeecake recipe.

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Serves 8

To make the coffeecake even faster to prepare in the morning, prepare the streusel and measure out the dry ingredients for the cake the night before.

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