Hello! I REALLY LOVE coffee cake! This recipe that I am sharing with you is an absolute favorite! The steps look long and maybe even daunting - no worries! It is very easy once you have all the ingredients. I broke the steps down (therefore there are more of them) to make it easier to understand the recipe. Enjoy!
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Brown Sugar & Macadamia Nut Coffee Cake
* 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
* 6 Tbs. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
* 1 cup unsalted macadamia nuts
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup cake flour
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
* 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 1 tsp. baking soda
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1 cup sour cream
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1.) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.) Grease a 9-inch round springform pan.
3.) Line the bottom of your pan with parchment paper and grease the paper.
To make the topping:
1.) In a small bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
2.) Add the butter and using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut or rub in the butter until coarse crumbs form.
3.) Set aside.
To make the cake:
1.) Coarsely chop the macadamia nuts and set aside.
2.) In a bowl, stir together the all-purpose and cake flours, granulated and brown sugars, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3.) In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended.
4.) Stir the sour cream mixture into the flour mixture.
5.) Using an electric mixer on medium speed beat until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.
6.) Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
7.) Sprinkle evenly with half of the topping.
8.) Cover evenly with the remaining batter.
9.) Sprinkle evenly with the nuts, gently pressing them into the batter, then cover with the remaining topping.
10.) Bake until the topping is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
11.) Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool for 20 minutes.
12.) Remove the sides of the springform pan.
13.) Serve the cake warm or at room temperature.
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