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Coffee cake recipe

So something like a year and a half ago I went on this perfect trip to the US and Mexico, the trip started with ten days in New York.

A city that never sleeps, I fell in love immediately.

Every day started early with a walk through the streets of Manhattan to the nearest subway station or toward Central Park.

It was so much fun, to start the day with a walk in Central Park which was all painted in fall colors and full of tourists and locals on their morning walk to work.

And like all the locals I took a cup of coffee to go and I also had to have something small to eat ass well, cause if I don't eat something in the morning or I become unbearable. (and obviously coffee is a must too.. dah..)

And of course, I found myself every morning at Starbucks. Because they are in every corner and their coffee is better than the other options I had on my way to the park.

I'm not a big fan of Starbucks cakes and pastries, but I found an option there that satisfied me. I saw a cake that they call 'coffee cake', and I was like.. great! I love cakes and I love coffee. Therefore, this cake is for me!

But it wasn't a coffee flavored cake, it was cinnamon flavored. The meaning of the name 'coffee cake' is probably because it goes really well with a coffee! And indeed, it was. And I really like cinnamon. (Maayan, my partner in crime in this trip, liked it less, but she's not a huge cinnamon fan)

Anyway, this is a super simple cake and I really miss New York so I decided to try and make it at home because I wanted something that would remind me of my days in New York. Who knows when I'll get to walk the streets of Manhattan again.

So I'm telling you all of this cause 1. I wanted to talk about how much fun Nunu(Maayan) and I had in New York 2. I wanted to tell you that this cake is really going well next to your morning coffee. Even if you're not walking around Central park.

I looked at some recipes, and mainly improvised because it's not too complicated to make and also because it was 23:30 at night and I did not had the patience to follow

a recipe.

And the result came out really nice, very similar to the original. I hope you'll like it!


For the cake batter-

  • 100 grams of soft butter

  • 200 grams of sugar

  • 130 grams of light brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 100 grams of sour cream

  • Teaspoon of salt

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • Half a teaspoon of baking soda

  • 220 ml milk

  • 400 grams of flour

For the crumble-

  • 180 grams of light brown sugar

  • 100 grams of melted butter

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 130 grams of flour

For the filling-

  • 130 grams of light brown sugar

  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 100 grams of flour


  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celsius.

  • Mix in a bowl all the ingredients for the filling and set aside.

  • Melt 100 grams of butter and mix it and the rest of the ingredients of the crumble, mix it with your hands. Set aside.

  • In a stand/hand mixer, mix the eggs and sugar using the whisk until it becomes airy.

  • Add the baking powder and baking soda and mix.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

  • It is important - that the butter would be very soft and not melted.

  • Coat a rectangular pattern pan (about 20x30 cm in size) with butter.

  • Pour into the pan halfway of the batter.

  • Spread the filling evenly over and then pour the rest of the batter over evenly throughout the pan.

  • On top spread the crumble evenly as well.

  • Place in a preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.

  • Insert a knife in the center of the cake with to check that it is completely baked.

  • If the knife comes out clean, the cake is ready.

Enjoy! :)


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