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Issue 380: Must-Make Coffee Cake with Streusel

Brynie Greisman

This is the new go-to cake recipe in our home. We tried it three different ways, with full fat and sugar as the original recipe called for, with less fat and sugar, and with less fat and sugar plus whole-wheat pastry flour

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Food and prop styling by Amit Farber Photography by Daniel Lailah

This is the new go-to cake recipe in our home. We tried it three different ways, with full fat and sugar as the original recipe called for, with less fat and sugar, and with less fat and sugar plus whole wheat pastry flour. The last choice won hands down. I just told the family that I put in more coffee and therefore it was browner (that was true) and didn’t tell them about the whole wheat. This makes a chashuve, elegant mishloach manos that anybody would appreciate getting. But please, make it my way! Thanks, HDG.

INGREDIENTS

YIELDS 1 9X13-INCH PAN / 1 TUBE PAN / 25–30 CUPCAKES

  • 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 2½ Tbsp coffee, dissolved in 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce

Streusel
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  •  
Glaze
  • ½ tsp coffee
  • 4 tsp hot water
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oil


PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Beat sugars and oil together. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add dry ingredients alternately with wet ingredients, and mix until well combined. 

Add applesauce at the very end and mix just until folded in. Pour into a greased tube pan. Mix all the streusel ingredients together by hand in a small bowl. (You will have some left over, which can be used either on another cake, or on your challos before baking, or frozen for later use.) 

Sprinkle streusel onto the cake batter, and bake for 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and dry. (For cupcakes, bake for only 20–30 minutes.) 

For the glaze, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Add more water or confectioners’ sugar as needed to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cake. Freezes beautifully.

Note To make this cake even less fattening, use just 1/3 cup oil or even ¼ cup oil and the rest applesauce to equal 1 cup

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