Ready, Set…..

    Yay we had another long weekend to relax. Unfortunately the weather did not get off to a good start. When that happens there’s only one thing to do and that’s… Bake! When in doubt… Bake! Ready, Set … Bake!

    long weekend baking coffee cake slice

    This recipe is ideal for those days when you want to be snuggled up indoors in your onesie with hot mug of cocoa looking out the window as the rain beats down and glad that there’s nowhere you need to be.

    cake slices pecan coffee cake

    Yoghurt Pecan Coffee Cake

    Streusel

    • 4 oz dark brown sugar
    • 1 oz plain flour
    • 1 tsp ground cinammon
    • 1.5 oz butter, melted
    • 4 oz chopped pecans

    Cake

    • 9oz plain flour
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 1 tdp salt
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 4oz butter, melted
    • sugar
    • yoghurt
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tsps vanilla extract

    Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees and grease a 9-inch square pan

    Make the streusel by first combining the brown sugar, flour and cinammon then stir in the melted butter until evenly combined. Stir in the pecans and set aside.

    streusel for coffee cake

    For the cake, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted butter, sugar, yoghurt, eggs  and vanilla.

    whisked cake liquids

    Stir this into the flour mixture until evenly blended. Spread half the batter into the prepapred pan and sprinkle half the streusel on top.

    coffee cake with streusel layered streusel coffee cake

    Top with the remaining batter, spread and then top the cake with the remaining streusel.

    pour remaining batter on top spread out to reamining streusel on top

    Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes until cooked. A skewer stuck into the middle of the cake should come out clean-ish. The streusel keeps things a little gooey in the middle so don’t worry if it isn’t completely clean. Leave in the tin until cool and then slice and serve.

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