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cinnamon coffee cake

CINNAMON CRUMBLE COFFEE CAKE

Ingredients
  

Cake Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamon-Nut Crumble:

  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sweet Bourbon Drizzle (optional)

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. milk

Instructions
 

  • Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan. Cover tightly, and chill 8 to 24 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Let cake stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Cinnamon-Nut Crumble. Bake 32 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle Sweet Bourbon Drizzle over cake.

Sweet Bourbon Drizzle

    Stir together powdered sugar, bourbon, and 2 Tbsp. milk. Stir in remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency. Use immediately.

      Notes

      COOK’S TIP: If you don’t want to use bourbon in the drizzle, substitute any extract flavor that you like, i.e. vanilla, almond, orange, etc.