AKORN Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 30 Min | Cook Time: 2 Hrs
- 1 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (Topping)
- 2 1 ¼ cups packed light-brown sugar (Topping)
- 3 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon (Topping)
- 4 1 ½ sticks cold salted butter, cut into fifths (Topping)
- 5 1 ½ cups chopped toasted pecans (Topping)
- 6 1 tsp kosher salt (Topping)
- 7 1 ¼ tsp baking powder (Cake)
- 8 ½ tsp baking soda (Cake)
- 9 1 stick salted butter (room temperature) (Cake)
- 11 2 cups all-purpose flour (Cake)
- 12 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar (Cake)
- 13 ½ tsp kosher salt (Cake)
- 14 2 large eggs (Cake)
- 15 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract (Cake)
- 16 1 cup plain greek yogurt (Cake)
- 17 1 cup powdered sugar (Glaze)
- 18 2 tbsp milk (Cake)
Oktoberfest doesn't have to be just brats and sauerkraut. Bryan Head, @thebbqhead, made a classic Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake recipe and used his AKORN to bake it!
- Toast pecans. Preheat oven to 275°F. In a bowl, melt a half stick of salted butter and toss pecans in the butter. Lay out pecans evenly on a baking sheet and toast for one hour flipping every 15 minutes. Let cool. Chop coarsely and set aside.
- Make the streusel topping. Mix together flour, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp of salt. Cut in butter with sturdy fork or rub in with your fingers until pea-sized clumps remain. Mix in ½ cup chopped pecans. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Make the streusel center. Mix together remaining ½ cup brown sugar, ½ tsp cinnamon, and 1 cup pecans.
- Prepare AKORN for indirect heat at 325°F.
- Make your cake: Butter the pan. Use a 9-inch tube pan with a removable bottom for best results. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ½ tsp salt into a mixing bowl.
- Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Beat in flour mixture in 3 stages alternating with greek yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour. Continue to beat at medium speed until well combined.
- Add half the batter into the pan. Sprinkle on the streusel center mixture evenly. Add the rest of the batter and spread evenly using a spatula. Sprinkle on the streusel topping evenly over batter.
- Bake until cake shows golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool. Remove cake from pan.
- Make the glaze: Mix together powdered sugar and milk until you get your desired consistency. Drizzle over cake and down the sides and middle.
- Slice and enjoy!