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Friday, December 18, 2009

No Fuss Overnight Coffee Cake

If you're looking for another quick and easy Christmas breakfast how about an overnight coffee cake. Whip up the batter the night before, cover it with plastic wrap and then pop it in the oven in the morning. This took under 20 minutes to make and my kids loved it. My littlest was so cute the way she was just gobbling it up and my son had a second helping. My kids don't like nuts so I substituted oats for the nuts. You can vary the different flavors of chips depending on what you like.

No Fuss Overnight Coffee Cake
King Arthur Flour

12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark, firmly packed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon strong flavor, such as butter-rum, vanilla-butternut, etc.; or 1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 cup sour cream or yogurt (low-fat is fine)

Streusel Topping
3/4 cup brown sugar, light or dark, firmly packed
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup chips (chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon, or cappuccino), optional

1) To make the cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and flavor, mixing until smooth.
2) Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour alternately with the sour cream or yogurt, stirring to combine.
3) Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
4) To make the topping: Combine the brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, and chips (if you're using them), stirring to combine.
5) Sprinkle the topping over the batter in the pan.
6) Cover the pan with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it overnight.
7) Next morning, take the cake out of the refrigerator, and preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the cake for 40 to 45 minutes, until it's golden brown on top. Remove it from the oven, and cool briefly before serving.

Posted by: Sallie
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csr said...

Thanks for including our recipe as part of your family holiday traditions! Irene @ KAF

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

This looks so good - and what a yummy brunch recipe this would make! Plus, anything with 1 & 1/2 sticks of butter is a win in my book! :)

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