Quick Cinnamon Streusel Coffeecake
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 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.