Friday Favorites!

 

This post is all about sharing my FAVORITE things! 

Anything from recipes, home hacks, home projects, and the things in my life that I think are just worth sharing because they bring JOY to my life!

May 1st: Today I am sharing my FAVORITE Coffee Cake recipe! Nope, it's not healthy, but it always brings smiles to faces and I love sharing this with friends, family, and the neighbors- it's a fun sweet treat to surprise with!

This cake is rich, fluffy, just the right amount fo sweet and with the perfect crumble on top! 

The Best Buttery Cream Cheese

Coffee Cake

(Adapted from KitchenLab) 

Cake:

1 Cup Butter (I use salted, you could use unsalted)

1 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

¼ Sour Cream or Crème Fraiche

2 Cups Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

½ Teaspoon salt (I have been using Himalayan Pink Salt)

 

Filling:

2 8 oz. packages of Cream Cheese (softened)

1 Egg yolk

1 Cup sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla (I mostly eyeball this, so sometimes there’s a little extra)

 

Topping:

¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar (I add cinnamon too- and eyeball how much I want)

½ Cup Flour

½ Cup Flour

¼ Cup Butter

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350° with the oven rack set to the second to lowest position. Grease a 13 x 9 pan or  11 x7- which I prefer because it makes the cake nice and thick! The time for the 11 x7 will slightly increase.

Cream the butter with sugar, add in eggs and sour cream/crème fraiche and beat for about 3 minutes. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the cream mix a little at a time to incorporate. Continue to beat until combined; the batter will be thick. 

Spread about two-thirds of the batter into your greased baking dish/pan. In another bowl, cream the filling ingredients and carefully spread it over the batter. Then spread the remaining batter over the filling. 

Mix the topping ingredients with your fingers- pinching the mixture until it’s to a crumb consistency. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top.

Bake for approximately 50-55 minutes or until the middle feels set and not jiggly. It comes out with a beautiful golden brown color!

 I took a picture of the before the last time I made this recipe and forgot to take one AFTER! I'm always really good at taking the befores, but not so good at the afters! Haha! I hope you enjoy and indulge in a little baking this weekend!


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